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Castle of the Counts

Castle of the Counts

Castle of the Counts

Castle of the Counts

Castle of the Counts

Castle of the Counts

‘I’ll show them who’s boss’: that’s what Philip of Alsace had in mind. Therfore he had the imposing castle rebuilt (1180). Overlooking the city from its battlements high up on the keep, one can sense the feeling of wealth and power that the lord of the castle must have had.

Opening hours

  • F 17/11  >
  • S 18/11  >
  • S 19/11  >
  • M 20/11  >
  • T 21/11  >
  • W 22/11  >
  • T 23/11  >
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Sint-Veerleplein 11
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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.

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Events, With the kids, Winter in Ghent

Winterwonderkasteel Gent
15/12/2017 – 07/01/2018 Magical winter visit to the Count’s Castle.


Kersttafel Winterwonderkasteel2 (c) Amelia Crossley
19 Dec 2014
Instead of complaining about the cold, Ghent puts on a winter festival with the Counts Castle completely converted into a Winter Wonderland.

In the neighbourhood

National Geographic Traveler
National Geographic Traveler"Een fantastische mix van een levende stad en een levendig verleden. Veel echter dan het even verder gelegen lieflijke Brugge. De inwoners koesteren het karakter van deze middeleeuwse stad, maar toch is er geen mono-economie gericht op toerisme."


Gent Belfort
Above the Ghent skyline towers the Old Belfry, lonely and grey, an iconic symbol of the past.
Gras- en Korenlei Gent
Ask ten inhabitants of Ghent what the most beautiful place in their city is and nine will answer the Graslei.
Patershol Gent
A cosy, picturesque neighbourhood in the shadow of the Castle of the Counts, with a pattern of streets that has been the same since mediaeval times.