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Big Cannon

Big Cannon

Dulle Griet

Big Cannon

Dulle Griet

This impressive cast-iron cannon weighs 12,500 kg and is known in popular parlance as the ‘dulle griet’ (evil woman). It does have a big mouth but that’s as far as the evil goes, as it has never been fired. It was too often used as a rubbish bin or a bed for drunkards (the eponymous café De Dulle Griet proudly sells more than 250 types of beer) the barrel was permanently closed a few years ago.

Contact

Groot Kanon

Grootkanonplein
9000 Gent
Stadsplan: C2

Publication

Visitor’s city guide Ghent

Visitor’s city guide Ghent

Please feel free to browse through this guide and get to know our city a little better.

Groot Kanonplein

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