Labyrinth behind the Counts of Flanders
In the niches in the façade of Ghent Town Hall, you will see the Counts of Flanders, although they were only added in the early 1900s. Behind this façade are no less than 51 rooms, including the Wedding Chapel, where Ghent residents make their wedding vows. Many a bride has been captivated by the beautiful, romantic stained-glass windows or got lost in the labyrinth of corridors and chambers inside the building.
Would you like a tour of Ghent Town Hall during your city trip? Tours are only available with a guide.
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A blue-and-yellow candy cane
As if the Town Hall wasn’t eclectic enough with its many different architectural styles, its façade features a very eye-catching drainpipe. The blue and white striped pipe certainly adds some colour to the building, but what exactly the colours mean is left to your own imagination. Blue as a symbol for water and white for heaven, maybe? Or do they refer to the local football team KAA Gent, as its fans like to believe?