The centrepiece of the Tielt market square is the belfry, which is the only remnant of the cloth hall. Its carillon was built by the du Mery brothers from Bruges in 1773. It has 36 bells with a total weight of 831 kilograms. It’s the only complete du Mery carillon in Flanders. The belfry is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.



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Markt 30, Tielt, Belgium
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Founded: 1773


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Jeanine Groeneweg (11 months ago)
Very well received, everything very neat, certainly nothing to complain about. Lovely breakfast, we really enjoyed it. Thank you to the owner and her staff. Carry on like this. ??☺
Alba Llorens (11 months ago)
This is an exceptional place! Begining of the year I moved to Belgium and, as a temporary location while looking for a fix appartment I stayed in Sleutelhuys almost 2 months. It was difficult because of covid times but Sylvie (owner) helped me a lot. She is extremely kind and takes care about all the details. Always tries to keep contact with you to provide help, advice or whatever you need and whenever! The room was quite big, the bed very comfortable, once of the most comfortables where I have slept! The kitchen had all you need and living room area was very nice. I had to work from there during the mandatory quarantine and they immediately provided an extra table and chair to install my office there. During these two months I felt like at home! I would recommend the stay there, for sure.
Steven Christiaens (20 months ago)
Super !!!
Berlinde Gils (2 years ago)
Very nice apartment and the breakfast was fine. The owner was very friendly and you could always contact her via Whatsapp.
Ramona Pruteanu (2 years ago)
Modern, tasteful, very friendly! Thanks a lot!
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