Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket
The Belfry is the symbol of the autonomy and independency of the city of Ghent. The construction started in 1313 and its height makes it the tallest belfry in Belgium.
From the top you can enjoy an amazing view of the city! Through the centuries, the tower served - other than as a bell tower - as a fortified watchtower and to announce warnings. It was also the place where the documents evidencing the municipal privileges were kept. The top of the building have been rebuilt several times, to accommodate the growing number of bells.
Monday to Sunday (except 25 december and 1 january)
10am - 6pm (last entry at 5:30pm)
- Entry/Admission Fee and parking
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Free entrance: mentors for the disabled, holders of a museum pass, youth (under 19)
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
I didn't stay very long. Other than going up the tower, I didn't really notice anything else to see.
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!