Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Ghent

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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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  • You can reach the top by climbing the stairs or by taking the elevator. I always enjoy working off vacation food so I took the stairs while my husband took the elevator to the top. Views from the top ...  more »
  • This was quite an experience. Not only do you get amazing views of Ghent but you experience the history of this stunning building, especially if you use the spiral staircase rather than the elevator! ...  more »
  • If you are in Ghent you cannot miss it as it is smack in the middle of the town. The way up leads you through a hall and then down to a cellar and then some stairs up. You then have a choice between g...  more »
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  • Impossible to move to Ghent without visiting this beautiful belfry and ride (walk if your condition allows, otherwise there is a lift) all upstairs to see Ghent from above. The visit of the carillon is also very friendly. Each floor a small exhibition that allows you to blow.
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