Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Ghent

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Architectural Building
Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the upper level of the Gothic belfry at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle). As you ascend, you'll pass through different levels, each with its own theme connected to the city's history from the early 14th century onwards. Spend some time exploring hall's exterior, too, which is covered in statuary depicting stories of the people of Ghent, such as a young girl feeding her prisoner father. The hall serves as a perfect introduction to the city, and its central location makes it a popular first stop if you've just arrived. The entry fee is small, and visitors under 25 get a reduced ticket price. With our world travel planner, Ghent attractions like Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • If you like to see the skyline of Ghent you have to visit the Belfry! The view at sunset is amazing, don't forget to bting your camera, but beware: all the other people want to take the perfect shot, ...  more »
  • I was amazed at the number of holes put into the music box to make to bell chime music. On top of that, this was done hundreds of years ago. Absolutely amazing to see in person.  more »
  • Beautiful old building that from the top gives an overview of the entire city of Ghent. On the ground floor there is a huge living room that doubles as a showroom to ascend to the upper floors instead admission is 6 euros, but if you are younger than 26 years is reduced to 2 euros. You can reach the top of the tower with the ladder up to the top floor or lift that dissects the Tower in three floors where there are several bells of various sizes, in one of the floors there is a ring on the floor in which are placed the wooden planks that between deadlifts allow slightly see the blank under the foot , from almost the impression it breaks, but not to worry, take it! Among other things you can see are some statue and a huge music box, it's really worth the entrance!
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