The Belfry - Unesco World Heritage - is one of the world famous three towers of Ghent and a must for anyone who visits this city! Stroll (or take the elevator) to the top of this stone colossus built in 1313 and admire a 360° view of the unique city center of Ghent!
Visit: Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Ghent, East Flanders ProvinceThe 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.Opening hoursMonday to Sunday (except 25 december and 1 january) 10am - 6pm (last entry at 5:30pm)