Belfry of Eeklo
The Belfry of Eeklo is the youngest belfry on the Unesco World Heritage List. The history of City Hall itself goes back to 1240. There are several mentions of renovations in which the town hall was enlarged and embellished. It was not until 1930 that plans were approved to add a belfry. The 35-meter-high belfry, a symbol of urban freedom and democracy, was also erected in memory of the victims of the First World War. The remodeled city hall and belfry were inaugurated on Aug. 29, 1932. At the celebration of 40 years of liberation in 1985, the carillon was installed in the bell chamber at the top of the crowning lantern.
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brick & sandstone
not open to the public
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday also from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday closed
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The three most recent posts
On this page we have collected all the relevant information for visiting this belfry. To keep this up to date, we are constantly on our way to one of the 56 belfries on the Unesco World Heritage List. Below are the latest additions.
Notice of an unexpected visit to theater Kalleke Step in Grembergen during a planned visit to Dendermonde.
Report on the visit to Dendermonde City Hall and the Hollandse Kazerne with the common thread: Ros Carillon
Visit Belfry of Dendermonde 2023 Rein had managed to get in touch with Patrick Segers, the head of the Tourism Department in Dendermonde, and make an appointment to tour the Belfry. Not only was Patrick waiting for us in front of the Belfry and City Hall but he turned...