Saint-Bavo’s Cathedral is accessible to everyone.
The visitor centre ‘Lam Gods Sint-Baafs’ provides tailor-made tours for wheelchair users, the deaf and hard of hearing, and the blind and partially sighted.
People who want to make use of our accessibility services are requested to order their tickets by telephone, email or at the desk. Please state clearly which service you would like to use, so that we can provide you with customised service.
Companions of special target groups get free access. Please contact us:
Deaf and hard of hearing
The deaf and hard of hearing will be able to view the various scenes shown in Augmented Reality using Flemish Sign Language anytime soon.
Blind and partially sighted
A special audio tour has been developed for the blind and partially sighted. It starts in the crypt on a tactile model of Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Further on, an extra stop is provided with a tactile version of the central panel of the Ghent Altarpiece. This tour is currently only available in Dutch and takes about 40 minutes.
Information on the other art treasures inside the cathedral can be downloaded here.
There is also a model of the cathedral in front of the cathedral entrance.
Saint Bavo's Cathedral is wheelchair accessible via a ramp in front of the cathedral entrance.
Approach our reception team at the entrance of the cathedral.
The entrance of the visitor centre “Lam Gods Sint-Baafs” is located on the north portal. After you have purchased / validated your ticket, you will enter the crypt via the elevator and you can also take the elevator back to the higher situated ambulatory. There you will find the Ghent Altarpiece in the central chapel, the Sacrament chapel.
There is also an adapted toilet in the crypt.