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Private Tour: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels
"Leave your Brussels hotel by luxury minivan and travel northwest to Ghent passing through the scenic Belgian countryside. After roughly an hour on the road arrive in Ghent a city characterized by medieval architecture a network of canals and impressive sights. Head inside St Bavo Cathedral to see its altarpiece adorned with the Van Eyck painting The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb
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Private Tour: Ghent and Bruges Day Trip from Brussels
"Leave your Brussels hotel by luxury minivan and travel northwest to Ghent passing through the scenic Belgian countryside. After roughly an hour on the road arrive in Ghent a city characterized by medieval architecture a network of canals and impressive sights. Head inside St Bavo Cathedral to see its altarpiece adorned with the Van Eyck painting The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb
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Guided Boat Trip in Ghent
"This is a boat trip in the historical heart of Ghent. It is an informative boat trip along the River Leie which takes you through the city of Ghent to let you discover the period of the Middle Ages. See the silent witnesses of the prestigious and gloriou the big old meat-market as well as the rugged and steep walls of the Castle of Counts. Admire the only traditional remaining wooden house front.There are open and covered boats available and there will be guided commentary so you can enjoy the views whil"""Enjoy a 40 minute guided boat trip in the historical heart of Ghent with live explanations. Departure is from one of the most beautiful spots in the city the Graslei which is the medieval port in the centre of Ghent. There are open and covered boats at your disposal."title=Highlights&1=40-minute+boat+cruise+along+the+River+Leie+in+Ghent&2=Travel+by+open+or+covered+boat+and+see+the+sights+from+the+water&3=Admire+the+Graslei%2C+the+Castle+of+Counts+and+the+Groot+Vleeshuis&4=Choice+of+several+departures+throughout+the+da""
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castle of Gerald the Devil

Behind the Saint Bavo Cathedral is the castle of Gerald the Devil. This little castle was one of the first houses to be build in stone.
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Gent

Gent is the fourth largest city of Belgium. Is incredible how Gent has managed to preserve its medieval style through the years.
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KOREN MARKT

Maybe the -former old post-office square- at Koren markt might be considered as the centre of Gent...........It is now a shopping mall. .........
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WHERE IS THE CENTER...

...of the City? ............There is no need to try to find a -Grote Markt- like in other Belgian towns. ..........There isn't one!..........
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This small fountain was one of...

This small fountain was one of my favorite spots to have lunch. Behind you can see the St. Baaf's tower.
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Sint-Baafskathedraal (Saint...

Sint-Baafskathedraal (Saint Bavo's Cathedral). I had to stand in the street to move back far enough to get the whole tower in the picture. Which is why it appears to lean to one side.
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Lakenhalle (Cloth Hall) and...

Lakenhalle (Cloth Hall) and Belfort (Belfry). Both are open to tourists, you can go into the Belfry and see the old medivial clockworks.
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Looking from St. Michael's...

Looking from St. Michael's bridge, the Post Office. Build in the 1800's, it was still being used as a post office when I was there, but was scheduled to become a museum.
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Here is a shot of St....

Here is a shot of St. Michael's bridge. The canal in front was the port where boats would unload in medivial times.
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The building on the right is...

The building on the right is the Groot Vleesshuis (Main meat market). The small windows and massive stone walls kept the building at a cool temperature.
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On the square next to the...

On the square next to the Belfry you can board a horse-drawn carriage for a touristic ride around Ghent. If I am not mistaken, the price was 900 BEF (22.3 EUR) for a half hour ride.
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Saint Bavo. This beautiful...

Saint Bavo. This beautiful cathedral is home to one of the most famous paintings of Belgium, Van Eyck's Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.
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This picture is taken from...

This picture is taken from high up in The Gravensteen, one of the two castles in Gent city centre. Directly ahead is St Nicholas' church and to the right the waterway at The Graslei.
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Standing on the Leie right by...

Standing on the Leie right by St. Michael's bridge stands this building. It is the former Post Office! They don't build post offices like that where I come from!
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Hoogpoort 63, (formerly "Sofitel"), Ghent, East Flanders, 9000, Belgium
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Koningin Astridlaan 138, Ghent, East Flanders, 9000, Belgium
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Kraanlei 37, Ghent, East Flanders, 9000, Belgium
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Nederkouter 24-26, Ghent, East Flanders, 9000, Belgium
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Drabstraat, Korenlei 10, Ghent, East Flanders, 9000, Belgium
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Goudenleeuwplein 5, Ghent, East Flanders, 9000, Belgium
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Gravensteen - Castle of the Counts

An imposing landmark in the city centre is the castle Gravensteen, the word Gravensteen is Dutch and stands for "Castle of the Counts", so the castle was the seat of the counts of Flanders. Built in...
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Sintbaafskathedraal -St Bavo Cathedral

The 1st building that so dominant from the road is Sint-Baafskathedraal/ St. Baaf (Cathedral of St Bavo), This beautiful Saint Bavo Cathedral dates back to the 10th century. It is based upon the...
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Belfort - Belfry Tower

On the west side of Cathedral of St Bavo stands the 91-meter-high belfry, symbol of the city's independence, where the charters of the privileges of Ghent were kept. The tower was begun about 1300 and...
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Sint-Niklaaskerk - St Nicholas Church

Together with the Belfry Tower, Sint-Baafskathedraal, and the St. Nicholas' Church (Sint-Niklaaskerk) belongs to the prominent three towers of Gent's historic city centre, or maybe we can call it 3...
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Graslei

This beautiful place really amazed me when we arrived after admiring the cathedrals and towers. We can say it a paradise for architecture. This medieval port with its unique row of historical...
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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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Luchonda

"Ghent - my hometown"
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Norali

"July 21 in Ghent: exotic!"
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HORSCHECK

"Gent – Flemish city of three towers"
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zrim

"Simply Put: A Fabulous City"
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St_Vincent

"Gent - Go There - Drink Beer"
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