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Gravensteen Castle

Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 93 06
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The only surviving "castle of the count."
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
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Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 93 06
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This castle is a must-see in Ghent. The medieval structure is small enough to get through in less than two hours and the exhibits are very interesting. Not for the faint of heart, as the exhibits focus on the torture techniques that were used. There...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Being a city guide in Ghent, I would certainly recommend a visit to this medieval castle that once was the home to the counts of Flanders, who were the most powerful rulers of northern Europe in their time. Next to the counts chambers, you can...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Didn't pay for entry though the castle is already quite a sight from the outside. Such a contrast to the exteriors of its surrounding builds.

Thank Philippaho
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautifully kept, nice short self guided tour and great views from the top ramparts, make this a fun experience especially for kids. Tour is very informative of its history and life in medieval times.

Thank jaskapt
Reviewed 4 days ago

Super fun experience walking around, seeing torture devices and getting a good view of Ghent. Worth exploring and learning a bit more about its history.

Thank lvanclief
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such an amazingly beautiful building! Nice views across the city from the top with a good museum. Costs 10euros to get in and we spent around an hour here. It's a must see in Ghent

Thank jennieg119
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fascinating old castle in spectacular condition but information provided on self guided tour left a bit to be desired. Great views of the city from the top though.

Thank mezzy74
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved it, very gothic, with large collection of tourture equipment. Good luck explaining some of them to a child.

Thank Gilly J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved spending a couple of hours exploring this castle and the exhibits inside. The view from the top is magnificent. We didn't do the audio-tour, but after reading about how entertaining it is we wished we would have! They even gave us discounts for...More

Thank Peru77
Reviewed 1 week ago

its nice hotel take sometime to find your way ,when you get the top room Huge beautiful view of the city try to get this one You can look around for hours in the city's history and dream away

Thank ivo b
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23 May 2015|
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Response from Bicyclerepairman | Reviewed this property |
Yes, some parts were closed on our visit in April. But there is still plenty to see.
13 March 2015|
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Response from HIEX_Gent_manager | Reviewed this property |
Pls visit gravensteen.be or call +32 9 225 11 50 and ask for my colleague Vincent. He's the hotel manager. Best Regards Laurens Hotel Manager Holiday Inn Express Gent
Brandie H
17 February 2015|
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Response from Bob B | Reviewed this property |
Till april : 9am - 5pm During summer : 10am - 6pm