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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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Skip the Line: Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket

Skip the Line: Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket

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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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.57
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Running + Dancing = Rancing Ghent

Running + Dancing = Rancing Ghent

Rancing is a really fun way to explore a new place. You run (or walk) to get from A to B, but at a very gentle pace and you make different dance stops. The dance is freestyle, but your guide can show some moves if you like. Dance breaks also allow you to get some facts of Ghent and give you a chance to ask questions. We love to dress up and recommend guests to do the same as it contributes to the good vibes :) Everyone is welcome! ***IMPORTANT*** -Please check availability before you book. -Min. 2 people -Private tours possible. -Bookings shall be made min. 48 hours in advance. -For last minute bookings, please get in touch. -Tours are never the same. The landmarks pointed out are examples only and we will finish at a different location than the starting point.
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  • 1 hour
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Private Tour to Belgian Architecture Gem: Ghent

Private Tour to Belgian Architecture Gem: Ghent

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Ghent is the hidden gem of Belgium; it is a real city with vivid life today. Its history is precious, and that is -obviously- reflected in the Architecture. From a stone castle in the 900s, we start a tour until we finish the right of Belgium Silicon Valley (the alternative name of Ghent). This tour is dedicated to enriching your knowledge of European architecture and history through the rise and fall of the Holy Roman Empire on the hands of Ghent’s most famous person: Emperor Charles V. He was born in the Counts of Flandre castle to rule Europe at that time.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 40 minutes
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Walking Food Tour in Ghent

Walking Food Tour in Ghent

Our walking food tour in Ghent is unique because we offer a combination of sightseeing in and outside the city centre and some good food and drink tasters. These tasters are traditional Ghent and Belgian specialities, but also include some international dishes. After all, Ghent is multicultural, which also reflects in the city's eateries, created by people who also made Ghent their home. We support local, small businesses and get you in touch with the locals who are happy to share their story as well. This tour shall include all your senses. See the sights and the food, feel and smell the food before you eat it and listen to your guide's stories. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. IMPORTANT Please let us know about any allergies/intolerances you have before you book. We will let you know then if this tour is suitable. Bring comfy walking shoes and dress for the weather. Also bring a face mask. You need to walk at least 5 km.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Vegan Food Tour in Ghent

Vegan Food Tour in Ghent

Our vegan food tour in Ghent is unique because it is the very first one of its kind in Ghent. Moreover, we offer a combination of sightseeing in and outside the city centre and include some good vegan food and drink tasters. We also support local, small plant-based businesses and get you in touch with the locals who are happy to share their story as well. This tour shall include all your senses. See the sights and the food, feel and smell the food before you eat it and listen to your guide's stories. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. IMPORTANT Please let us know about any allergies/intolerances you have before you book. We will let you know then if this tour is suitable. Bring comfy walking shoes and dress for the weather. Also bring a face mask (and hand gel if possible). You need to be able to walk at least 5 km.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ghent Walking Tour with Lunch

Ghent Walking Tour with Lunch

Our walking tour with lunch in Ghent is unique because we offer a combination of sightseeing in and outside the city centre and a nice lunch. Lunches can be traditional Belgian specialities, but also include some international dishes. We look at the food, but also the history of a place and the interior to make it all equally appealing. This tour shall include all your senses. See the sights and the food, feel and smell the food before you eat it and listen to your guide's stories. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. You need to walk at least 5 km.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours
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Ghent Walking Tour

Ghent Walking Tour

Our walking tour in Ghent is unique because we offer a combination of traditional sightseeing of the old historic centre as well as some off the beaten track places. These vary and depend on the interest of the group. Examples are street art, beguinages, funky design and so on. If you are curious and wanna know more about the "real" Ghent, you have come to the right place. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. IMPORTANT Bring comfy walking shoes and dress for the weather. Also bring a face mask (and hand gel if possible). You need to be able to walk at least 5 km.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Ghent Chocolate Tasting Tour

Ghent Chocolate Tasting Tour

Our Ghent chocolate tour is unique because we offer a combination of sightseeing and chocolate in and near the city centre. Imagine anything chocolaty that you have ever dreamt off. You will for sure be on a high when you finish the tour! :) We support local, small businesses and during this tour get you in touch with the locals who are happy to share their story as well. This tour shall include all your senses. See the sights and the chocolate, feel and smell it before you eat and listen to your guide's stories. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. IMPORTANT Please let us know about any allergies/intolerances you have before you book. We will let you know then if this tour is suitable. Bring comfy walking shoes and dress for the weather. Also bring a face mask. You need to walk at least 5 km. This tour will definitely leave you on a high. Make sure to bring some water that you can drink between tastings.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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$57.39
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Small-Group Running and Dancing Tour in Ghent

Small-Group Running and Dancing Tour in Ghent

Our rancing (running and dancing) tour in Ghent is unique because it is the only one of its kind that exists. It combines sightseeing with running/jogging and dancing. Our intention is to create a little private party, where you can enjoy being your craziest self. After all, we ask you to dress up for the occasion. This is a tour that suits families, hen and birthday parties or just something completely different if you really wanna have some fun. Don't be afraid and embrace your beautiful self. Yes, you do get people asking what's happening, but in 99 % of the cases, you will put a smile on their face. So what's not to like huh? :) Please note that it is important that you can run/ jog or walk 5 km. We do stop when you need a break, take a sip of water or want to take photos. Let's get this party started.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
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$45.44
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Small-Group Running Tour in Ghent

Small-Group Running Tour in Ghent

Our running tour in Ghent is unique because we offer a combination of sightseeing in and outside the city centre and sports whilst you are on holiday. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. You need to run at least 4 km.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.44
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What are Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall) hours of operation?
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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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Should I book Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 9 Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall) costs USD 9.57. Guided Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall) tours start around USD 9.57 per person. See all 9 Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall) tickets and tours on Viator.
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