Stadhuis troonzaal
© Marthe Hoet

City Hall

Welcome to the city hall, the political heart of Ghent since the 14th century! A cocktail of styles and influences spiced up down the centuries. It is still the administrative seat of our city, so all corners of this magnificent building hum with activity.

Sint-Pietersabdij kampvuur

Our historic houses are temporarily closing their doors.

Everything is quiet. Quiet in our abbeys, our city palaces, our castle. Just now, more than ever, our houses long for your admiring glances from the keep, your whispers in the corridors, your daydreaming in our salons, your smiles as you listen to our our audio guides and your cheerful conversations afterwards in the Pietersbar. Just when we all want to be out and about, looking for warmth and security. Just when a little culture would be so healing... But needs must...

Stadhuis trouwkapel
© Marthe Hoet

Take a guided tour of the town hall

You can visit the city hall reception. If you want to discover more, you can book a guided tour.