Practical info

Castle of the Counts - Sint-Veerleplein 11 - 9000 Gent

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Individual price


65+ / Groups of at least 15 people/Ghent residents/Ghent regional pass holders/ Teachers who show a teacher’s card/Members of the In Monte Blandinio circle of friends


Young adults aged 19 to 25


Ghent regional pass holders with right to special rates / Holiday Participation

Young people up to and including 18 years / Ghent residents on Sunday morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and during the Ghent Festivities / Helpers for persons with a disability and group supervisors (at least 15 people) / Schools* (nursery, primary, and secondary) / Press workers who show a valid press card / members of a guide association recognised by the Flemish Tourist Board (‘Toerisme Vlaanderen’) who show a guide card / Members of the Flemish Museum Association and of ICOM

*Free access, but online reservation is required

Tour operators

Are you a tour operator and looking for our possibilities and rates, please contact Joke Desaever.

Groups with their own guide

Speaking rights for groups: € 15 (excl. entrance tickets)
Speaking rights for schools: € 10 (excl. entrance tickets)

More info and reservations via BOEKjeBEZOEK +32 9 210 10 75



Sint-Veerleplein 11
9000 Ghent


Ghent Sint-Pieters train station: trams 1 and 4 (stop: Gravensteen)


From Ghent-Sint-Pieters train station: lines 3, 17, 18, 38, and 39 (stop:  Korenmarkt)


There are parking facilities for coaches at Dampoort and Bijlokekaai.


Wheelchair users

We are sorry to announce that the Castle of the Counts is not accessible for wheelchair users. Our fortress has over 480 steps, most of which are in four narrow spiral staircases which connect the various levels to each other. Unfortunately, the rooms to be visited and the basements are all located above or below ground level, but not on the ground floor.

European Disability Card

Historische Huizen Gent is partner in the project European Disability Card.
On presentation of the card your companion enters for free. 

General guidelines

•    Pets are not allowed, with the exception of guide dogs.
•    Smoking is prohibited in all parts of the Castle of the Counts.
•    Eating or drinking in the various rooms of the fortress is prohibited. There is a limited pick-nick area at the opperhof.  
•    Photography and filming for private purposes are permitted. For professional or commercial photo shoots, please contact Geertrui Ryckaert.