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Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall)
Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall)

Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall) Tours and Activities

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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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Emile Braunplein, Ghent, Belgium, 9000
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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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$9.45
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$9.45

Bruges and Ghent - Belgium's Fairytale Cities - from Brussels

Bruges and Ghent - Belgium's Fairytale Cities - from Brussels

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Immerse yourself in the medieval majesty and rich historical heritage of Ghent and Bruges on a full-day trip from Brussels. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, marvel at the UNESCO-listed city of Ghent as you visit legendary landmarks like the Castle of the Counts, St. Bavo’s Cathedral, and the picturesque old port. Then, travel through the verdant Belgian countryside to Bruges in order to witness the architectural beauty and winding waterways of the iconic city. Stroll quaint cobbled streets on the way to Market Square and absorb the sacred ambiance of the Basilica of the Holy Blood during your comprehensive tour of the city.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.24
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Ghent, our fairytale city. A connoisseur tour for small parties

Ghent, our fairytale city. A connoisseur tour for small parties

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Make the most of your time in Belgium on a day tour of Ghent with stress-free round-trip transport from Brussels. Going with a guide ensures you never get lost, as well as learn little-known facts and anecdotes about the area’s highlights, from the Belfry Tower to the harborfront. Free time to explore Ghent and Bruges is included for your convenience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.60
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$126.60

Ghent Chocolate Tasting Tour

Ghent Chocolate Tasting Tour

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.24
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$55.24
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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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$329.33
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$329.33
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Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent

Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent

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See Ghent from a new perspective on a 40-minute boat tour down the Leie, offered in 5 languages to suit your preference. In addition to navigating, your guide provides historical anecdotes about a range of medieval landmarks passed along the way, from St. Bavo’s Cathedral to 13th-century monasteries. Don’t forget your camera: Panoramic views of the riverbanks are frame-worthy.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.78
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$9.78

Guided Boat Trip in Ghent

Guided Boat Trip in Ghent

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Cruise the romantic waterways of medieval Ghent on a 40-minute tour and take in the sights along the River Leie waterfront. Glide past the medieval port of Graslei, the old Groot Vleeshuis Butcher’s Hall and the imposing Castle of Counts, and admire the pretty colorful houses along the riverside.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.78
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$9.78

Ghent Walking Tour with Lunch

Ghent Walking Tour with Lunch

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.81
Price varies by group size
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$74.81
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Walking Food Tour in Ghent

Walking Food Tour in Ghent

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.07
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$92.07
Price varies by group size

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.73
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$43.73
Price varies by group size

Discover Ghent with this Fun & Interactive City Game

Discover Ghent with this Fun & Interactive City Game

Get to know the city in a unique and affordable way. Use GPS to find the best squares, streets and monuments. And get the most interesting facts about the city. Meanwhile, you play a game and answer questions about the locations and perform searches. All on your smartphone. Log in to our app for free and play the game. No 'boring' guide, but you decide where to stop and pause. Instructions for starting the game will be given after booking.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.38
per group
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$33.38
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.28
Price varies by group size
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$40.28
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Private Tour - Ghent, our fairytale city

Private Tour - Ghent, our fairytale city

Exploring the Belgian cities of art on your own is fabulous, no doubt about it. But private, customized tours offer ease, efficiency, and insight that you might otherwise miss. Below you find the standard itinerary of our tour. As a guest on a private tour you can ask us to personalize your route in order to hit those city highlights which are of keen interest to you. We daresay that worldwide everybody is aware about the beauty of Bruges. Yet, Ghent counts even more buildings that are listed as monuments and the city is also very charming. We, Belgians call Bruges and Ghent our ‘twin’ cities. Yet, it would be more appropriate to call Bruges ‘the sister’ and Ghent ‘the brother’. Come and dare to fall in love with Ghent which is truly Belgium’s hidden treasure.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$581.19
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$581.19
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Combination Bruges and Ghent in Two Days - Small Exclusive Group Tour

Combination Bruges and Ghent in Two Days - Small Exclusive Group Tour

Enjoy the two most medieval cities of Belgium! In two days you will visit what Ghent and Bruges has to offer. This is more than a sightseeing trip. The concept of this tour is that your visit becomes a highly personalized experience. First: we travel in small groups (> 10 & < 20 pax). Secondly: the actual indoor visit to the absolute highlights of the city is included. You have ample free time to pursue your own interests: a visit to one of the main museums, shopping etc.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$218.66
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$218.66

Unforgettable private tour to Belgium’s most delightful cities Bruges and Ghent

Unforgettable private tour to Belgium’s most delightful cities Bruges and Ghent

Bruges and Ghent are two beautiful medieval Belgian cities, often called "Northern Venice" and "the most Flemish". There is no other place like Bruges in Belgium. With its authentic medieval architecture and scenic canals, the so-called "reien", the city really is fairy tale material and on thу other hand, there is no other place in Belgium like Ghent where contemporary design, art, fashion, gastronomy, and music blend so perfectly with the past.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,134.00
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$1,134.00
Price varies by group size

Discover Belgium Leuven, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent & Bruges

Discover Belgium Leuven, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent & Bruges

Discover Belgium's most popular cities in three days! Buy this and you get a City Tour of Brussels Coach Tour for free. Ghent and Bruges Discover Flanders’ two most enchanting cities and follow your guide on his walking tour way back in time! Leuven Medieval Leuven: a fairy tale city, so trendy, young and smart. Leuven is one of the oldest university cities in Europe where brilliant minds and international researchers feel at home. The city should absolutely be in your bucketlist as it is full to the brim with things to see and to experience. Antwerp Antwerp has it all! It is not only the city of the famous painter Rubens. It is also the global capital of diamond trade and it is home to the most beautiful railway station in the world.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.01
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$145.01

Private tour to Ghent from Brussels (by car)

Private tour to Ghent from Brussels (by car)

Ghent is an unassuming, un-touristy city filled with university students, linger-as-long-as-you-like cafes, well priced restaurants and vibrant energy. Ghent combines stellar medieval and other historic sights with touches of gritty urban reality and the bustling character of a genuine, living city. You'll get to view some of the best of all these worlds on a stroll through the Old Center. Under the watchful eye of Gravensteen Castle or Castle of the Counts, the city boasts an Opera House, 18 museums, 100 churches and over 400 historical buildings. The most visited site in Ghent is the famous St-Bavo Cathedral & its beautiful altarpiece, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb painted by the brothers Jan and Hubert van Eyck in 1432. During our guided walk we discover all the most famous sites and monuments of the city, including the Belfry and Cloth Hall, a superb gothic monument with a soaring bell tower that dates from 1425, and the Town Hall, a complex mix of architectural style.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$563.93
per group
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$563.93
per group

Private Tour - Bruges and Ghent our fairytale cities

Private Tour - Bruges and Ghent our fairytale cities

Exploring Brussels and the Belgian cities of art on your own is fabulous, no doubt about it. But private, customized tours offer ease, efficiency, and insight that you might otherwise miss. Below you find the standard itinerary of our tour. As a guest on a private tour you can ask us to personalize your route in order to hit those city highlights which are of keen interest to you. This is one of our bestsellers! Discover Flanders’ two most enchanting cities and follow your guide on his walking tour way back in time! Ghent will pleasantly surprise you as the city combines pure medieval architecture with a youthful vibrant students’ atmosphere. In Bruges the whole city is listed as UNESCO heritage. With this tour you see literally all highlights of Bruges as well as of Gent.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$584.64
Price varies by group size
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$584.64
Price varies by group size

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.65
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$34.65

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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$43.73
Price varies by group size
From
$43.73
Price varies by group size

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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$92.07
Price varies by group size
From
$92.07
Price varies by group size

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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.
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How much does it cost to visit Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall) costs USD 9.45. Guided Belfry and Lakenhalle (Bell Tower and Cloth Hall) tours start around USD 9.45 per person.
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