Gravensteen Castle

Local nameGravensteen
LocationGhent, Belgium

The Gravensteen is a medieval castle at Ghent, East Flanders in Belgium. The current castle dates to 1180 and was the residence of the Counts of Flanders until 1353. It was subsequently re-purposed as a court, prison, mint, and even as a cotton factory. It was restored over 1893–1903 and is now a museum and a major landmark in the city.

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Opening hours

Open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m..
Tickets are available until 45 minutes before closing time.
Closed on Dec 24, 25, 26 and Jan 1.


Adults: €10
Seniors (over 65): €7.50
Youngsters 19-25: €6
Children, youth up to 19: free

More information and contact


Official Website



Phone +32 9 225 93 06

Address Sint-Veerleplein 11

Coordinates 51°3'26.251" N 3°43'14.623" E

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