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Gravensteen Castle

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Address: Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent, Belgium
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+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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A beautiful Castle

If you like old buildings and history this is a must see attraction. You need to buy a ticket to go inside. It is quite big and it will take at least one hour to see. It is in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like old buildings and history this is a must see attraction. You need to buy a ticket to go inside. It is quite big and it will take at least one hour to see. It is in the centre of Gent and is easy to reach buy foot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle is excellent and quite imposing from the waterways of Ghent, impressive to look and and with and equally impressive museum inside it's well worth a visit in Ghent

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Lochristi, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stunning 12th century castle, where we were kindly received by a medieval knight. The castle is surrounded by beautiful historic Veerleplein, with its cozy restaurants with tasty local drinks and delicious dishes.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to visit the Gravesteen in the 'Winterfeesten'. A nice conserved medieval castle in the middle of the city, with a large collection of weapons and a Torture Hall. Too bad that you couldn't really see the city all the time because most of the crenellations were blocked.

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Laren, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have a good health, and good shoe's, no sore legs, then you can climb the stairs to the Torture Hall of a medieval castel,where you get the explanation by a warden.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This castle was entirely renew and it's amazing. You can not miss that when visiting the city. The "tour" is well organized in 15 stops and we could enjoyed the exposition of old arms and armors from the middle age. Even in January the inside rooms are warm up which is good when the weather is bad outside! A great... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really cool castle with heaps of interesting relics and information. Lovely outside walk around the castle and views from the top of Ghent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very cool but if you don't like climbing steps, I wouldn't recommend. For those that are able, the view from the top is awesome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle is very well taken care of. Inside you can see an exposition of weapons and torture objects. Worth the price of the ticket.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully preserved medieval castle in the middle of the city of Gent. Wonderful to visit, stroll through it, and to admire the view from the tower. A lot of stairs though! Also a bit confusing that apart from the castle itself and some info on it, there was an exhibition on medieval torture instruments, and also a children's fairy tale... More 

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