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“Views from top are great”

Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)
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US$ 9.58*
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Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket
Ranked #13 of 185 things to do in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313 and completed in 1380.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

It is very narrow to climb up and down. Views from top were great. There also lift available if you would like to avoid the steps. there are 300 steps to the top.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a fun and informative attraction. First of all, it's definitely worth it just for the views. But also you get to learn about the process of bell-making - more complicated than you would think. Enjoyable experience!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

we were told that only Belgium/Ghent had a belfry
originally built as a watch/fire tower-to demonstrate the wealth of the city==then got an overview of the cotton/material market back then
interesting building worth a stop & photo

Thank leo t
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

You can get the 369° panorama of the city from the top.
The inside is small museum, first and the second floor are accessible via elevator, but from the second floor to the top you gotta take the stairs, it is a bit difficult but really worth it.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Right in the old city center, very easy to find. You pay 8 euros to go to the top, and there you will get an amazing 360 degrees view of Gent.
Make sure you go to the top on the lift and come down through the stairs. The staircase between the second and third floors is very narrow at a certain point and is not possible to get people going down and up at the same time. If you took the stairs to the second floor, take the lift to the top on the second floor, otherwise you will create a big mess.

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