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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
From EUR138.00
 
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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More Off The Beaten Path in Gent

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Citadelpark

Trees, ponds and flowers have replaced the foreboding citadel of Ghent. A site that was once used Wellington, Charles V and as an abbey of St. Bavon is now home to Floraliapaleis (Feestpaleis), an...
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The beguinage

Every house have the nane from a saint.For these period (X-Mas) the doors are decored with crown made from pine trees pices.On one of them (pic) I sew the word Vrede what means Peace in Flamish.And...
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Visit Brussels for an evening or afternoon

I recommend Brussels for an afternoon or evening visit. The Grand Place of Brussels is spectacular and worth the visit during the day, but especially at night the place is quite magical. One of the...
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A walk in the Millionairs district

Behind the Sint-Pietersstation you will find a real gem called the Miljoenenkwartier or the Millionairs District which is the former 'beehive' of the rich and wealthy of the early 20th century. A lot...
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Enraged the Marguerit ?

This bombarde is made of wrought iron and is as heavy as 12.000 kilos and as long as 5 meter ! Produced in the 15th century, the legend telsus it made one victim during it's first usage : the shooter...
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Look up!

It always pays to look up, wherever you are. Many architectural details and curiosities are easily missed if you only look at eye-level.Gent is no exception. You'll see carvings, and little statues,...
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Graffiti in the previous "fishmine" of Gent

Tourist strolling around in Ghent in the neighborhood of the "Castle of Counts" will have, without doubt, seen the old facade of the previous "Fishmine" in Ghent.The fishmine will be reconstructed and...
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Beguinages

Don’t forget to visit one of beguinages, oases of peace and quiet in the busy heart of the city.More (general) information on the Flemish Beguinages can be found here. In Gent you can visit 3...
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Look up!

When exploring in Gent make sure you pause often to look up at the details of the various buildings. The carvings often show the past use of the building in trade or commerce. My first photo shows one...
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Blue cow in the city

We spotted this beautifully painted cow in the Hoefslaag, a little turning off Langemunt (one of the main shopping streets in Gent). I don't know what she was doing there but she reminded me of the...
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Groot Huis

Groot Huis is the public theater and is located at Sint-Baafsplein 17 in Ghent. This is exactly the kind of place you miss if you don't walk to different parts of the city. Of course, I was only down...
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Don't miss the detail

Gent is filled with little surprises, take your time strolling the streets and make sure to look up to see all the delightful architectural touches on some of the buildings, peacock windows, ships...
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Stadhuis (townhall)

Gent's stadhuis (town hall) has two very distinct architectural styles, the side facing Hoogpoort is ornately decorated in a gothic style where the side facing the Botermarkt that you can see looking...
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Studioskoop

If you wanna watch a movie in an authentic, cosy and charming atmopshere then Studioskoop is the perfect cinema for you! This cinema has 5 rooms and some of them are very small so that makes it a bit...
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Top Hotels in Gent

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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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Top Things to Do in Gent

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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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