boekentoren

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The Boekentoren (book tower)

Blandijnberg... the heart of Ghent's student area.
The recently restored Boekentoren is back in the spotlight. Would you like to climb the tower and enjoy the unique view? Then you need a guide! From October onwards we will take you to the belvedere, the crowning glory of Henry Van de Velde's work.

WalkinGent has four options in its programme:

  1. “The Boekentoren on Blandijnberg” (with belvedere)
    This short walk gives you insight into the architectural project of the Boekentoren. What was the architect’s plan? What has been realised? How was the restoration approached?
    The highlight of this walk is the visit to the belvedere of the Boekentoren: at a height of 64 m above Ghent you’ll be baffled by the sublime 360-degree view of Ghent’s skyline!
    Duration: approximately 1.5 hours
    Fees: € 175 for groups up to 15 participants
  2. “University Libraries on Blandijnberg” (with Belvedere)
    During this walk you will get to know the Boekentoren and the "Institute of Sciences": 'the Rozier' and 'the Plateau'. How did the libraries in these buildings develop? How did such a great contrast in architecture come about?
    The highlight of this walk is the visit to the belvedere of the Boekentoren: at a height of 64 m above Ghent you’ll be baffled by the sublime 360-degree view of Ghent’s skyline!
    Duration: approximately 2 hours
    Fees: €175 for groups up to 15 participants
  3. “Libraries and Archives on Blandijnberg” (without belvedere)
    During this walk you will be told the complete book story, from St. Peter's Abbey to De Krook, with the Boekentoren as the highlight of the tour. You’ll get to know a piece of urban history. The architecture of the buildings is discussed, as well as what is stored in the libraries and archives (note: the interiors are not visited).
    Duration: 1,5 to 2 hours without belvedere
    Fees start from €60 for 4 persons + €5 extra per extra person
    Group fee: €100 for groups up to 20 persons
  4. “Libraries and Archives on Blandijnberg” (with belvedere)
    During this walk you will be told the complete book story, from St. Peter's Abbey to De Krook, with the Boekentoren as the highlight of the tour. You’ll get to know a piece of urban history. The architecture of the buildings is discussed, as well as what is stored in the libraries and archives (note: the interiors are not visited).
    Duration: 2,5 to 3 hours;
    Fees: €225 for groups up to 15 participants
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