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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  • The fact that there is a lift enables more claustrophobic people to access the top eventhough getting to platform 1 requests walking up narrow stairs and the viewing galary is very narrow as well. If ...  more »
  • This is a bit more than just an old building. The story of how the clocks are made together with the effective operation is a real added value.
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  • The view from the tower is spectacular. You can see whole Gent city from the tower. It's worth it
  • We took the lift up but then walked down. What a place. Something at each level to see. They could improve the explanations and the subtitles about the Bell did not always work when telling the story but we got the general idea.
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