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Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall) Tours

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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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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Ghent

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A climb up the Belfry
leskela
, Feb 2020
Obligatory climb up the Belfry. Superior 360 degree views of Ghent from the Belfort tower at level 3. The elevator is essential to full participation.
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didn't see much
williamsC9480RM
, Apr 2019
I didn't stay very long. Other than going up the tower, I didn't really notice anything else to see.
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Lovely experience! Beautiful view of...
Giulia T
, Nov 2017
Lovely experience! Beautiful view of the city from the top, definitely a must-do if you are in Ghent. The inside of the tower is also really nice, you can choose to climb the stairs or go up with the lift (no extra cost). Make sure to be there when the hour strikes to hear the bells going off!

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Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall) hours of operation: Daily 10am–6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall) costs USD 9.19. Guided Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall) tours start around USD 9.19 per person. See all 2 Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall) tickets and tours on Viator.
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