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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."
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 93 06
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved this! Great views! Interesting facts and well kept castle! Great visit in the snow! We would recommend 100%

Thank DianasFamilyTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

This city castle with an exact copy in Syria,; was never under siege, except by students who protested against the price of the beer!

Thank Gino Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating display of ancient armour and weapons. Grouse me exhibition of instruments of torture. Great views of City from battlements. Worth a visit.

Thank Shaba821
Reviewed 1 week ago

Step back in time. Feel like a knight in shinig armour as you walk through this fortress. They have a collection of old arms and torture devices.

Thank goalgent
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great castle to walk through... Amazing view from up top.. A bit on the dark side.. And lots of steep stairways but worth it

Thank SafeyaM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

great castle with lots to see. you can get some great views of the city from the top....we loved walking round the outside and looking through the tiny windows onto the streets and water below.....

Thank tbaker99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was not sure if I wanted to pay for the admission, but I'm glad I did. You get to see so much of the castle. The signs within are informative and interesting. I also enjoyed the historical artifacts.

Thank MEL17DC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here during a miserable windy and raining day. The castle was pretty unique to see the armors and torture chambers. Not much of a view on the top due to bad weather. The paths were well laid out. Overall a nice break for an...More

Thank toga1k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views, interesting, with a clear self guided tour in multiple languages (including English). Worth every bit of the 10 Euros!

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's fun to read the signs in English and in one of the other languages - they often don't say the exact same thing. It is perfectly located for a walk and a wander, and worth your time if you are there during opening hours.

Thank Pcmcgrew
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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