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Address: Gentpoortvest, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 50 44 87 11
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Sat - Sun 09:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Gate of Ghent is one of four remaining medieval city gates. An entrance...

The Gate of Ghent is one of four remaining medieval city gates. An entrance for foreigners, a border with the outside world for the townspeople of Bruges. The gate was a part of the city's defences as well as a passageway for the movement of produce and merchandise. Note the statue in the niche above the roadway: this is Saint Adrian, who was believed to protect the city during times of plague. The Ghent Gate is at its most beautiful in the evening, when it is quite literally in the spotlight.

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Old entrance into the city

After walking along the ramparts and seeing the windmills you reach the old gateway to Bruge. Well maintained but. No portcullis

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After walking along the ramparts and seeing the windmills you reach the old gateway to Bruge. Well maintained but. No portcullis

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Malmö, Skåne Län, Sweden
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Like all of the gates is nice to have seen them but it's not something that I would prioritize if I was short of time in Brugge.

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Thank Carol V
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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346 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The gates are interesting, but nothing out of the ordinary - and they're not close to the other attractions. So, I don't think it's worth it to walk all the way to them just to take a look. If you're not too far, on the other hand, go take a picture.

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Thank Andre A
Brisbane, Australia
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288 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The only reason I rate this three instead of two is the building itself. On entering there was no signage to point the way and another guest walked (quite logically) behind the ticket booth. Staff spoke rudely to him. I would have done the same thing. Signage people. The museum is old fashioned with lots of text and little imagination.... More 

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Thank Andrew G
Stuttgart, Germany
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173 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is interesting, in that it's still standing, in it's original spot. At one point it was an inn, then a shop and now is a museum. Displays are multi-lingual and view from the top is pretty cool. Exhibit is on the 2nd floor. It's not marked, but there is a single-seater toilet behind the ticket counter.

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Thank ashley97
Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The tour guide said this was one of the old city gates. I believe she said one of 8. It appears that attacking this gate would have been a waste of time. There had to be an easier way it as it looks like a small castle.

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Thank LostALot22
California
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is one of the 8 city gates. It's fun to plan a walk to it as a place to go and look at stuff along the way.

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Thank Chrisfs
Maidenhead
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Nice to walk out from the centre & to get to this lovely gateway. Nice start point for the windmills too

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Chiang Mai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Gentpoort, on the SE side of the old city, is one of seven or eigh historic gates. It is in good repair but other gates such as Smedenpoort are more attractive and more photogenic. It is, however, a good starting point for a whole circumambulation of the old city - a pleasant walk of an hour or two.

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Thank Hallomega
Bruges, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Theses guys are the last remnants of the old wall that use to protect the city during its golden age.

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