Belfort Van Gent, Ghent
About Belfort Van Gent, Ghent
Belfort Van Gent, Ghent - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Sint-Baafsplein, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Ticket Price: 6 EUR
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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Look up at the very top of this bell tower and you’ll see a dragon. That dragon keeps watch over Ghent and guards the municipal privileges of Ghent that are kept in the secrecy room. As far as the city’s identity goes, the 91 metre tall Belfry is probably the most important building in the city. From 1442 to 1869, the men of Ghent kept a shapr look out from the top for invaders and fires the deadliest threats. The bell itself, called Roland (which has actually been made a character in the city’s anthem), has been chiming out the hour in 1378. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, the building also houses the Lakenhalle, or Cloth Hall the centre of the fabric trade that brought such wealth to the city in the Middle Ages. So you’ve got great views from the top, a movie explaining the making of the bells and an insight into the city economy. It’s good value!
Belfort Van Gent Information
- The stairs can be hard to get up.
- It can be cold on top of the tower.
- You can pay to use the lift to get to the top.
Belfort Van Gent Ticket Prices
- EUR 4.50 for age above 65 years and EUR 2 for age between 19 to 26 years.
- Tickets Free for age under 19 years and disabled.
How To reach Belfort Van Gent by Public Transport
- Bus: 3, 17, 18, 38, 39 at Ghent KorenmarktPerron 3.
- Trams 1, 4, 24 at Ghent KorenmarktPerron 3.
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One of the must visit landmarks in Ghent, which is a small but active city. The lighting at night is definitely more attractive in my opinion as shown in my photos. A short walk through the area brings the visitor to a number of shops for a shopping experience.
Highly recommended. The view is fantastic from the top. I got one of the best photographs of Ghent from here. There is an elevator to get to the top but I recommend taking stairs as it is much fun the muscular way.
Nice view, nice building but zero information inside the building (you have to download yourself the app!), and high price (nowhere written at the entrance!). It's not ok for a city that wants itself to be modern. Arrogant and not enough.
My favourite place in Ghent!!! You can see the entire city from up here, it is magical. The visit also includes the history of the building and the bells of the city; you will see a big bell and its functioning. There's a free app available to download for the visit (they give you the Wi-Fi password to do so). If you are 19 or younger it's free, it's 2.7€ until 25 years old or for seniors, and 8 € for the rest; even if you pay the full price it will be worth it.
The price is 8 euro, and for student under 26 it's only 2.5euro. Fantastic view of ghent. As there is an elevator we can go up and down easily.
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