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Book Tower

Book Tower

Book Tower

Book Tower

Ghent’s fourth tower is a modernist masterpiece by the Belgian architect Henry van de Velde. The 64-metre concrete building has 24 floors that house more than 3 million books. It was initially conceived as a university library and fulfils that same role to this day.

The university and government are investing in a sustainable renovation which must be completed by 2018.

Contact

Boekentoren

Rozier 9
9000 Gent
Website: Boekentoren
Stadsplan: D6

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.

Public transport

Blandijnberg

Veergrep

Boekentoren

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