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Big Cannon

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Big Cannon

Dulle Griet

Big Cannon

Dulle Griet

This impressive cast-iron cannon weighs 12,500 kg and is known in popular parlance as the ‘dulle griet’ (evil woman). It does have a big mouth but that’s as far as the evil goes, as it has never been fired. It was too often used as a rubbish bin or a bed for drunkards (the eponymous café De Dulle Griet proudly sells more than 250 types of beer), so the barrel was permanently closed a few years ago.

Contact

Groot Kanon

Grootkanonplein
9000 Gent
Op het stadsplan: C2

Publicatie

Visitor’s guide Ghent

Visitor’s guide Ghent

1,000 years against the current

Groot Kanonplein

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