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Belfry of Eeklo

Markt 34, 9900 Eeklo Belgium

Belfry of Eeklo

Visit in February 2018

A beautiful encounter

However, an unexpected encounter befalls us when we enter the attic of City Hall. It turns out to be Noël Reynders, the former city carillonneur of Sint-Truiden….

Belfry of Eeklo

Concise history:

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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1932

1932

brick & sandstone

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35 meters

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not open to the public

Opening Hours

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

Information

Urban InfoPoint Eeklo

Call: +32(0)9 218 27 00

Mail: stip@eeklo.be

Accommodation options in Eeklo

Hotel Shamon

This art nouveau-style villa is located in the Meetjesland area, just 1.2 km from the center of Eeklo. All rooms at Hotel Shamon have a large…

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Villa De Keyser

B&B Villa De Keyser is located in the center of Eeklo, a 7-minute drive from the nearest E34 highway exit and 30 minutes from the historic city of Ghent….

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.

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