Gravensteen moeder en kind op walgang
© Tini Cleemput


You can discover or rediscover the Castle of the Counts with the comedy audio guide by Wouter Deprez or with a personal guide. Groups and secondary school students can immerse themselves in the history of the castle during one of our guided tours.

COVID-19: Buy or reserve your tickets online in advance. This way you can be sure of your place. Always check our temporary measures before your visit.

Gravensteen donjon
© Marthe Hoet

Practical info

The Castle of the Counts is open every day from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Last tickets at 5:00 p.m.

Closed exceptionally on 24, 25, and 31 December and 1 January.

More information about rates and accessibility


Discover or rediscover the Castle of the Counts with a unique audio tour by comedian Wouter Deprez. He gives his own individual and witty view of the emergence of Flanders’ most imposing fortress. He serves up his own individual view of the world of roaming counts, crusaders, and courtly love. With the equally poetic and amusing drawings of illustrator Randall Casaer, you really can immerse yourself in the Middle Ages.

The audio guide is included in your entrance ticket. Tickets are available up to 1 hour before closing time.

Gravensteen tekening Randall Casaer
© Patrick Henry
Gravensteen groep binnenplein

In a group

Are you looking for inspiration for a trip with relatives, friends, or colleagues? Come and have a look at the Castle of the Counts. Our guides have a wealth of stories about lords and their vassals, justice and righteousness, edification and destruction, and the past and present. 

Discover our range for groups here

With your class

Discover the castle life in a playful way? An interactive tour that takes your students back in time? Or a thematic tour that digs a little deeper? From kindergarten to secondary school: every class is welcome in the Castle of the Counts.

Discover our offer for schools here

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Gravensteen moeder en kind op walmuur
© Tini Cleemput

With children

The Castle of the Counts captures the imagination with its thick walls and steep spiral staircases, and not in the least for children. It’s a place where they themselves can act as knights and princesses. All year round, you can come with your children on a voyage of discovery or give them a birthday party. Once a year, the castle really does come to life! 

Discover our range for children here


Our castle shop has small and large souvenirs of this impressive fortress. You will find postcards, magnets, and also a diverse range of books. For heroic knights and charming princesses, we have some nice trinkets, coats of arms, tattoos, puzzles, and clothes for dressing up. Those who listen attentively can hear the clatter of the weapons of our miniature knights.

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