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Local landmark

The story behind should be more interesting than the sight of this 12-ton canon. Anyway, it was... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
YTCHENG
,
Hong Kong, China
History is more important than the cannon

Its just a big red cannon but the story, the history behind it is more important. Its painted in... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
HugoColle
,
Evergem, Belgium
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  • Excellent3%
  • Very good17%
  • Average58%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible1%
16 May 2017
“Local landmark”
20 Mar 2017
“History is more important than the cannon”
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Groot Kanonplein, Ghent, Belgium

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

The story behind should be more interesting than the sight of this 12-ton canon. Anyway, it was easy to locate near the market square. Just took a picture and proceed to other spots of the city centre.

Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Its just a big red cannon but the story, the history behind it is more important. Its painted in red now because Original it was red. It was called the big red devil and is made in 1431. People in Ghent are calling it the...More

Thank HugoColle
Reviewed 28 February 2017

You'll probably walk past the Dulle Griet many times whilst looking at Ghent's sights so you'll naturally go and have a look and take some photos. It is situated in the corner of a square set back slightly and right next to the canal. It...More

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 24 January 2017

It's a huge (12 Ton) red iron cannon, but not much more... You can take a picture and go on your way.

Thank Andre A
Reviewed 26 December 2016

It was quite strange to approach a red cast-iron cannon that was way longer than myself. However, it isn't dangerous any longer. It's covered with glass; no cannon balls will ever go though there any longer. In fact, no cannon balls have ever been fired...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

One of the famous things to see in Ghent: the 'dulle griet' or translated: the angry woman. Nice story about this canon.

Thank Rafael J
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We passed this relic a number of times as it was close to our hotel. The story is better than the sight in some respects, apparently it only killed one person, who happened to be standing behind and firing it. It was never used in...More

Thank ybsae
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Just a big, red canon. Stumbled upon it while walking around the city. Nothing spectacular actually.

Thank Andrey V
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a giant cannon. Our tour guide took us there and explained that this cannon was fired once and broke. They fixed the cannon and placed it here ever since. They never fired the cannon ever again. Funny story.

4  Thank j l
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Viewed from the river so we walked around to see how big this was. Worth doing that but this is a small local landmark free to see rather than a special relic

Thank Cath R
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