Gent Things to Do

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  • 1. Castle of the Counts - Gravensteen

    The Gravensteen Castle was built in the late 12th century by the count Philip of Alsace. The word Gravensteen is Dutch and stands for "Castle of the Counts", so the castle was the seat of the counts...

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  • 2. St Bavo's Cathedral

    Saint Bavo’s Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal) is a beautiful structure with so many things to see inside that you should think of it as a visit to a museum. The tower rising up in front is impressive,...

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  • 3. St Nicholas Church

    Together with the Belfry Tower and the Sint-Baafs Cathedral, the St. Nicholas' Church (Sint-Niklasskerk) belongs to the prominent three towers of Gent's historic city centre. The church was...

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  • 4. Graslei

    One of the nicer parts of the historical center of Gent is the Graslei and Korenlei area along the river, at least when there's good weather. ;-) The river is lined by these lovely old buildings,...

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  • 5. Belfry Tower

    The Belfry Tower (Belford) was erected in 1380 as a symbol of the self-governed and independent city of Gent. It was later also used as a treasury and watch tower. The Belfry is one of the three...

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  • 6. St Baaf Cathedral

    This is the oldest church in Ghent and dates back to the 10th century. In 942 a place to pray was built here in honor of St-John the Baptist in the 11th century this church was enlarged. There is...

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  • 7. Saint Michael’s Church - Sint-Michielskerk

    The history of the Roman Catholic St. Michael's Church (Sint-Michielskerk) dates back to the middle of the 15th century, when the first parts of its construction started. Due to both political and...

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  • 8. Boat Ride

    Another 'must do' when in Gent! It was so nice to meet vt member Joplaboem (Erwin) in Gent. Without Erwin we would not have stopped here, let alone experience the things we did in a short period of...

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  • 9. Belfort

    The Belfort (belfry) like in many other Belgium cities gives you a chance to have a great view over the city as it’s located between the St.Nickolas church and the cathedral. The tower is 91 meter...

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  • 10. Dulle Griet - Mad Maggy

    Gent is definately the place to go if you want to indulge in great Belgium Beers! I hear that it is a fella's buck's night dream! haha :o) ..... But if I lived close by...don't you worry.... I'd have...

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  • 11. Friday Market - Vrijdagmarkt

    The Ons Huis and Bond Moyson Buildings are probably due to their impressive Art Nouveau style my favourite buildings in Gent. They are linked to the Socialist Movement in Flanders and were built in...

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  • 12. Museum of Decorative Arts

    Museum voor Sierkunst, Design Museum, offers exhibitions of 20th century and contemporary design, with a fine representation of objects from the 19th century and earlier. The design of the museum is...

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  • 13. Castle of Gerald the Devil

    Geraard de Duivelsteen was built in the 13th century and is named after Gheeraert Vilain who was nicknamed "The Devil". This castle has been used, over the centuries, for many different purposes,...

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  • 14. Walking

    The best way to see Gent I thought was to go walking. The main sights are all in a pretty compact area. I saw so much, and don't forget to look up, its amazing what you see! There are guided walking...

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  • 15. Vrijdagsmarkt

    I don’t know if I should admit this in public (especially since the American authorities might read it and not let me back into the country), but the most moving and emotional sight for me in Ghent...

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  • 16. Gentse Feesten

    Si quieren conocer la mejor fiesta de verano de Belgica, vengan en Julio a Gantes a participar de los 10 dias de fiesta de la Gentse Feesten! Es lejos el mejor momento de conocer la ciudad (aunque...

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  • 17. Jacob Van Artevelde

    The Statue of Jacob van Artevelde was errected in 1863 by Devigne-Guyo. The Flemish politician was born in 1290 in Gent and became a local hero when he allegedly saved the local textile industry by...

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  • 18. City Hall - Stadhuis

    The city hall (stadhuis, in Flemish, hôtel de ville, in French) of Ghent, located on the Butter Market, consists of two wings (see photo #1). The older wing (see photo #3, #4, & #5) was designed by...

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  • 19. The Roeland Bell - Klokke Roeland

    The "Klokke Roeland" cast in 1314 and hung in the Belfort , was used as an alarm bell until it was re-cast in 1659. After that it was used to ring out victories and other celebrations. During the...

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  • 20. Groot Vleeshuis - Meat House

    The great Butcher's Hall of Ghent was built between 1407 and 1419 and as was typical of the day functioned as covered centrally located market where the quality and freshness of meat was easily...

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  • 21. Canal Trip

    Since I had arrived too late in the evening to take a canal boat tour in Brugge a couple days before, I was determined to take one in Gent. So I went over to the dock at the Vleeshuisbrug...

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  • 22. Theatre - Groot Huis

    One of the highlights of the exterior of the Groot Huis (former Royal Dutch Theatre) facing Ghent’s Sint-Baefsplein, is the sgraffito painted tympanum (see photo #3) by Constant Montald (1862–1944), a...

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  • 23. Great Butcher Hall

    In the historic center of Ghent, the long Great Butcher Hall (Groot Vleeshuis) was a mediaeval covered meat market; the building also contained a guild house, a chapel and numerous attics in the...

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  • 24. Mammelokker

    The Mammelokker is a small building leaning at the Belfry and Lakenhalle. It was built in 1741 designed by David ‘t Kindt. It was the wardens house and entrance to the city prison. From 1742 to 1902...

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  • 25. Groentenmarkt

    Groentenmarkt means Vegetable Market, and you really can buy vegetables here, but first you might have to wait for the tram to go by. Another thing you can do here is buy tickets for a boat trip on...

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