The Cloth Hall (1430) is an example of a fifteenth century yeoman's timber hall house.
There is no public access to the galleries in the Cloth Hall or on the first floor.
The belfry houses a carillon and was formerly part of the Cloth Hall.
Another story suggests that the cats were brought into the Cloth Hall (Lakenhallen) to control vermin.
Before modern heating and storage methods, when it got cold the wool was stored in the upper floors of the Cloth Hall.
At 125 metres in breadth, with a 70-metre-high belfry tower, the Cloth Hall recalls the importance and wealth of the medieval trade city.
The Cloth Hall used to be accessible by boat via the Ieperlee waterway, which is now covered.
The famous Cloth Hall was built in the thirteenth century.
The imposing Cloth Hall was built in the 13th century and was one of the largest commercial buildings of the Middle Ages.
I could not stand in front of the Cloth Hall or the Cathedral without seeing through them to the stupendous, admonitory ruins they once had been.