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Gravensteen Castle

Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 93 06
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The only surviving "castle of the count."
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Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 93 06
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Reviewed yesterday

There are some interesting exhibits inside the castle and the tour takes you on a trip around the walls, so you get some great views of the city. Two school groups, with very young children, one definitely from England, were doing the rounds when I...More

Thank Burl47
Reviewed 2 days ago

10 euros and it was worth it. Lots to see. Follow guided tour taking around 45 mins. The Knights hall, the dungeon walking around the fortified tower also great for photos of the city below. There a instruments of torture and great weapons room filled...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to the castle as it was included in the citycard, and was really impressed. The route through was numbered, so easy to follow, with fantastic views of Ghent from the top of the castle. Highly recommended!

Thank hattiecj
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were welcomed by an actress, the duchesse of the castle who stayed with us troughout the afternoon, we had a great afternoon playing games with the kids all over the castle and learning about the ways and the days in this old fortress. The...More

Thank wolf r
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Simply take the 30 minutes and check out this castle, not only is it awesome on its own, it also offers amazing views over Ghent!

Thank AtelierAfrica
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good place to visit. excellent educational material on castle especially methods of punishment. free for under 19s. need to be mobile for walking stairs. good view of city through walls

Thank kbarker2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

You won't miss the castle in your travels......it does stand out...in a good way......the castle was obviously restored at some stage and it looks great.....there are torture displays and there is an armoury.......you can climb up to get a nice view of the city but...More

Thank Mathew M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great views half way through the visit and at the end. Small, narrow steps throughout so beware if you are claustrophobic or have trouble physically

Thank mini0854
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle was restored well. It is how I always thought the interior of a castle would be. The weapon museum was impressive, as was the torture chamber, complete with a restored guillotine. Well worth the visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's 10 euros to enter the castle witch i think its a little bit too much for what they offer you, they have an armoury room and a torture room, but apart of that nothing more, just empty rooms, its very good for the view...More

Thank Alexandra D
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Hello, I will be visiting Gent in June and really want to see the Gravensteen. On the visitgent.be web site there is a note that parts of the castle are covered in scaffolding and canvases for restoration until summer 2015. Just wondering if that is the case from recent visitors, so I know what to expect. Thanks!
23 May 2015|
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Response from Bicyclerepairman | Reviewed this property |
Yes, some parts were closed on our visit in April. But there is still plenty to see.
Which would be the best room for an older person i.e - a little more space (no ladders) etc
13 March 2015|
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Response from HIEX_Gent_manager | Reviewed this property |
Pls visit gravensteen.be or call +32 9 225 11 50 and ask for my colleague Vincent. He's the hotel manager. Best Regards Laurens Hotel Manager Holiday Inn Express Gent
Brandie H
The hours the establishment is open to the public for touring the Gravensteen Castle
17 February 2015|
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Response from Bob B | Reviewed this property |
Till april : 9am - 5pm During summer : 10am - 6pm