Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Ghent

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World heritage site · Observation Deck · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the upper level of the Gothic belfry at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle). As you ascend, you'll pass through different levels, each with its own theme connected to the city's history from the early 14th century onwards. Spend some time exploring hall's exterior, too, which is covered in statuary depicting stories of the people of Ghent, such as a young girl feeding her prisoner father. The hall serves as a perfect introduction to the city, and its central location makes it a popular first stop if you've just arrived. The entry fee is small, and visitors under 25 get a reduced ticket price. Make Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) a part of your Ghent vacation plans using our Ghent tour planning site.
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  • Very High climb to the top and steps down very narrow. Well worth the climb for the view at the top which was amazing over the whole city. 
    Very High climb to the top and steps down very narrow. Well worth the climb for the view at the top which was amazing over the whole city.  more »
  • Wonderful tower with unobstructed views of Ghent, reminded me of the tower in Munich with similar tight area. I preferred this tower to the one in Bruges because the viewing area was unobstructed by.....  more
    Wonderful tower with unobstructed views of Ghent, reminded me of the tower in Munich with similar tight area. I preferred this tower to the one in Bruges because the viewing area was unobstructed by.....  more »

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