Belfort

sights / Architecture

Belfort information

Location
Ghent , Belgium
Address
Botermarkt
More information
www.belfortgent.be
Prices
adult/concession/child €6/2/free
Opening hours
10am-5.30pm
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Ghent’s soaring, Unesco-listed, 14th-century belfry is topped by a large dragon. That’s a weathervane not a fire breather and it’s become something of a city mascot. You’ll meet two previous dragon incarnations on the climb to the top (mostly by lift) but other than some bell-making exhibits, the real attraction is the view. Enter through the Lakenhalle , Ghent's cloth hall that was left half-built in 1445 and only completed in 1903.

The Belfort bells are played at carillon concerts at 11.30am Fridays and 11am on summer Sundays.