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Gravensteen Castle

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Address: Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 9 225 93 06
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10:00 - 17:15
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:15
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The only surviving "castle of the count."

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Pleasant Castle

A pleasant visit - the castle is well restored and the exhibits very well presented. Lacking in quantity, so not a lengthy visit, but quality of display is very good. Some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whatever I write here will fall short against the well kept grand castle Gravensteen. Amidst the very busy city you cannot even begin to imagine the wonderful places you will find inside it. It indeed worth one of your afternoon.

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Thank Ashish M
Ghent, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, it was okay when it was free for locals. Tried the experience ad a paid costumer and oh my god, what a rip off. Not worth the money at all. Like seriously, don't spend it there. Keep it and buy as many waffles as possible with it. It will be more fulfilling than visiting the castle.

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Thank P C
Cambridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this place as a family and found it a really interesting and informative site. Plenty of eateries close by worthing of a couple of hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A pleasant visit - the castle is well restored and the exhibits very well presented. Lacking in quantity, so not a lengthy visit, but quality of display is very good. Some description, in multiple languages, but lacking depth in this area. Views from the roof are excellent. €10 pp at time of visit, and didn't mind paying that. A required... More 

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Thank Stephen L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Castle is in Ghent, a short 30 mins train ride from Brussels Midi Station. It's well maintained, or should I say well restored. There were strong winds when we were there, that at times we could hear the howling outside when we were indoors, that added to the chills of the environment. The weapons and armour room was interesting,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's worth a visit! very nice castle restored recently. the visit would take you 45min but the views from the top 360 to Ghent are very nice! they also have a torture small exposition inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good route around the castle with plenty of information and signage. Probably not good wheelchair access to all places there are some steep spiral staircases to tackle

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Thank kandethomas
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of history and great views. Lovely and cool on a hot summers day. The only negative is that a lot of the commentary was only in Dutch (which my husband could read). I would give this visit at least half a day. You also need to have reasonable fitness as there is a lot of climbing narrow winding stair... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a must see, very cool architecture and artifacts. I would have rather done a guided tour to get a bit more of an understanding of the history. Next time!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Gravensteen castle on a Friday afternoon, and there was a good amount of visitors inside but not crowded. It costs 10 euros to go inside (although there are discounts for students, teachers, seniors, etc). This is an organized and well-maintained castle museum, with a clearly marked route leading you through different rooms with different information and exhibits.... More 

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