Boekentoren

Ghent University's central library (1933-1940) lies in a bustling city district. It was designed by Henry Van de Velde, founder of the Weimar Kunstgewerbeschule and forerunner of the Bauhaus movement. The 64m-high tower has 26 storeys including a fine reception room (Belvedere) with pure lines. The plain façade of this Modernist building is made of concrete.

Useful information

Adresse : 

Rozier 9

Phone:

+32 9 264 38 51

Nearby tourist attractions

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Kunstencentrum Vooruit
This former Socialist "Festival Hall"
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Gent Municipal Museum - STAM
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Musée des Beaux-Arts
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Gerard the Devil's Castle
Gerard the Devil's Castle
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Other ideas « Patrimony »

Kunstencentrum Vooruit
Kunstencentrum Vooruit
This former Socialist "Festival Hall"
15 minutes
Petit béguinage
Petit béguinage
The quiet enclosed convent founded by
30 minutes
Gerard the Devil's Castle
Gerard the Devil's Castle
This austere 13C Medieval house belonged
30 minutes
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Kunstencentrum Vooruit
Kunstencentrum Vooruit
This former Socialist "Festival Hall"
15 minutes
Gent Municipal Museum - STAM
Gent Municipal Museum - STAM
The museum is housed in the former
120 minutes
Petit béguinage
Petit béguinage
The quiet enclosed convent founded by
30 minutes
See all