The Castle of the Counts is transformed into a medieval time machine. Knights, noblewomen, fire breathers, stilt walkers and dancers reclaim the castle for a day.

Come along and learn archery or participate in folkloric games. You can have your make-up done or dress up like a real knight or princess and take home a photo as a souvenir. Exciting (knight) stories will be told to the little ones.

There will also be medieval music and dance, a bar with beer made according to medieval recipes and sword fights in the bailey.

Online ticketing Castle of the Counts

Prefer not to wait in line at the ticket booth? Want to be sure you can discover our castle when you want to? Then book your tickets online in advance and enjoy your visit to the fullest.
Book your tickets here!

This activity takes place on a location within the low emission zone

Are you driving to Ghent? First check whether you may enter the city centre with your vehicle. Clean vehicles may enter the city centre free of charge, polluting vehicles have to pay. Is your vehicle allowed to enter, but do you not have a Belgian or Dutch number plate? You will ALWAYS have to register!
Find out all there is to know about Ghent’s low emission zone (LEZ) here
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