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. Make Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) a part of your Ghent vacation plans using our Ghent tour planning site .
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  • Very beautiful monument, I loved watching it and visit it. Small passage I recommend without hesitation.
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  • The Tower in the middle of the historic centre of Ghent allows good view it. You can climb and stairs, and a lift. Entrance fee (6 €?). Initial exploring the city I would recommend be sure to climb the tower.
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  • Do go up belfry tower for amazing views across the city and to see the clock mechanism that plays so many different songs every 15 minutes. You can take the hard path and climb up the stairs or you ca...  more »
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  • It is impossible to come to Gent and not to come here. The entrance is something around 15 euros and the the stairs are amaizing experience. I would not go by elevator it is better to take time and go up slowly by foot. Enjoyable experience.
  • 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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  • Wonderful to see
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  • The Bell Tower and clock
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