Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Ghent

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World heritage site · Observation Deck · Hidden Gem · 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. 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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  • We didn't get the chance to go all the way to the top, but we enjoyed the views from below. The tower definitely adds to a skyline that doesn't need more charm. We just loved the three tall towers...  more »
  • Well worth the ticket price for the magnificent views & photo opps. There is a lift or you can take the multiple, winding & very narrow steps.  more »

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