Visit: Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000 Belgium
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)