Medieval splendour in the heart of the city
The Castle of the Counts was once the pride of the Counts of Flanders. Do come in and plunge into the past!
More about this tour
The Castle of the Counts is the only medieval fortress left in Flanders! Be fascinated by its architecture and feel like a knight on top of the master tower! Our guide will tell you all about its past, which at some point served as a prison, barracks, court of justice and even as a textile factory. Inside the master tower you will find impressive halls. The former banqueting hall is now the Museum of Weapons. A unique collection of crossbows, swords, armour, daggers … In a former cellar underneath the count's private living quarters you can discover all kinds of torture devices.
|Meeting point||Tourist Information Center, Veerleplein|
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|Languages||Dutch, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Swedish, West-Vlaams, Gents|
|Price||from € 95|