Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall) Tours

Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall)
Book-ending the square of Botermarkt with St Bavo’s Cathedral, the ornate UNESCO-listed Belfry and the Cloth Hall at its feet stand testament to the great wealth of Ghent in the 14th century; built with money from members of the wool and textiles guilds, they are in striking Brabant Gothic style. The Belfry is topped with a gilded copper dragon and holds a carillon of 54 bells that have rung for more than six centuries; take the elevator to the viewing gallery at 66 m (217 ft) above Sint-Baafsplein to see the bells and take in panoramic views of gabled facades, St Bavo’s Cathedral and the Gothic ornamentation of St Nicholas’ Church. A small museum displays models of the church, a few pieces of armor and the original dragon from atop the tower.

The Cloth Hall dates from 1425 and was built as the storehouse for textile produced in Ghent; every piece had to be inspected here for quality before it could be exported. The hall still has its original carved wooden ceiling and a Baroque extension added in 1741 served as the city’s prison until 1902. Like Graslei and Korenlei, the Belfry looks spectacular when floodlit at night. 

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Sint-Baafsplein. Admission €6 adults, €4.50 seniors, €2 students 19–26, free for age 18 and under. Open daily 10am–6pm.
Address: Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Hours: Daily 10am–6pm
Admission: Adults: €6
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Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket

Plan your time in Ghent ahead of time by purchasing your entrance ticket to the popular Ghent Belfry. Avoid sold-out days to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the must-see attractions in the Belgian city. Arrive with ticket in hand and save time you would otherwise spend in line to purchase tickets; travel directly to the top of the 14th-century tower for panoramic views and photo ops.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels

Immerse yourself in the medieval majesty and rich historical heritage of Ghent and Bruges on a full-day trip from Brussels. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, marvel at the UNESCO-listed city of Ghent as you visit legendary landmarks like the Castle of the Counts, St Bavo’s Cathedral and the picturesque old port. Then, travel through the verdant Belgian countryside to Bruges in order to witness the architectural beauty and winding waterways of the iconic city. Stroll quaint cobbled streets on the way to Market Square and absorb the sacred ambience of the Chapel of the Holy Blood during your comprehensive tour of the city.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Discovery of Ghent from Brussels

Make the most of your time in Belgium on a day tour of Ghent with stress-free round-trip transport from Brussels. Going with a guide ensures you never get lost, as well as learn little-known facts and anecdotes about the area’s highlights, from the Belfry Tower to the harborfront. Free time to explore Ghent and Bruges is included for your convenience.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Ghent & Brussels departure from Bruges

Don’t let limited time in Bruges stop you exploring further afield. Tick off two other Belgian cities in just one day on a day trip that takes you to Ghent and Brussels and proves the ideal choice for time-pressed travelers. A guide takes care of arranging transport and sightseeing so you don’t have to, and ensures that you’re party to insider knowledge that you’re unlikely to find in the guidebook.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Ghent & Bruges, departure from Bruges

Take advantage of Belgium’s small size and tick off two major cities in just one day on a tour of Ghent and Bruges. Departing from Bruges, you’ll travel to Ghent—hailed as Belgium’s best-kept secret—and explore the historic centre before traveling to Minnewater (Lake of Love), located on the outskirts of Bruges. Letting someone else drive allows you to spend less time navigating and more time enjoying the scenery, while exploring with a guide gives you the inside scoop on culture and history.
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