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The Krook: cultural hotspot in Ghent

Read, learn and live it on the ‘city balcony’

Opening in March 2017 De Krook has been shortlisted ever so often as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. The library at the Ghent South is a real gem of design….and so much more!

More about this tour

A striking metal structure, grand glass passages and a pile-up of horizontal slats which seem to bow over the city like a balcony…

The city library De Krook, nestled in a bend of the  river Scheldt, knows how to attract the attention! De Krook is not only a library but also an urban renewal project, a cultural hotspot and a meeting place for residents, students, entrepreneurs and book lovers alike. In short, it is the place-to-be in Ghent for all knowledge, culture and architecture lovers. Our guide will help you discover this dynamic 21st century hotspot, in front of and behind the scenes.

Practical information
  • No visits to the library ‘De Krook’ until the end of August 2020.
  • Opening hours from Monday to Saturday: from 10:00 till 19:00, on Thursday till 21:00
  • Max 20 people per guide
  • Guided tour lasts 1,5 hour
  • Closed on Sundays and holidays
Meeting point Entrance to the Library, Miriam Makebaplein
Point of arrival Entrance to the library, Miriam Makebaplein
Languages Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish, Gents
Price from € 130
Duration 2 h