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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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Heatwave

Summer 2003 was really hot, sticky hot with this heatwave devastating Europe.While visiting Belgium, now is the time for locals, who use to nag about Belgian rainy weather, to pray for some rain. :)My...
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Trains coming from Antwerp

Yes - this is a train coming from Antwerp - first class seats - airconditioned in the summer - and a special equipment on the roof of the train used in winter time ! A special heating system with...
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Uncomfortable Atmosphere

This is not really a warning or danger, but an observation and only one persons experience. The one thing that I found strange about Ghent, is the atmosphere on the buses and the trains. Though most...
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Citadelpark at night

Though the park at daylight is somewhat quiet despite the number of culture, sport centers, casino around, it is another story in the evening.The park is renowned for "hosting" male prostitutes for...
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My classical warning when walking in a canal city

Pay attention when you walk, the quays don't have any rope nor fence to prevent you from falling in water.Locals use to gather on the quays (Graslei and Koreneli) to have some fun with drinks and...
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Dulle Griet

November the 8th - some close Vt-members sitting at the table nr 23 - in the Dulle GrietGonnie made her choice out of more than 250 beers - a "Gentsche Tripple"BTW - look at the symbol of Ghent "The...
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"Fallen Angels"

In the meantime - a "must" when i guide guests in my beloved city.The store of the Fallen Angel-located in the Jan Breydelstraat,Caro-Irisbe - family Tompt and Ralph - we had a great time and always...
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The "Dulle Griet"

In fact - on this picture TWO "Dulle grieten" - Danielle and Gonnie - we had a great time in this famous café - drinking a good glass of belgian beer ! A good laugh while Tom was excited by drinking a...
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Vt friends in Ghent

Vt friends visiting my city Ghent.How can i better express this little Vt meeting as "A téte-à-téte" - Irisbe/Caro and RahlpII on the picture - Tom and Gonnie (Tompt) are missing because they were...
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Safe city

Ghent is a very safe city. There are a lot of students wandering around at night and thanks to the nice pubs, Ghent is never really abandoned during the late hours.However, some areas you might avoid...
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Gettin' Lost

Ghent's historic center isn't particularly large, but it is well-hidden among the streets of the modern city. Add to that the highly confusing nature of the Flemish language, and you can pretty much...
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Beware of Pink Elephants

Some Belgian brews are incredibly strong--for example, some of the Trappist ales reach alcohol content of 10% or stronger. The king of alcoholic beers though is the deadly Delirium Tremens signified...
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1.2 liters is alot of beer

If you go to Gent, you must try the Kwak Beer served in these outrageous 1.2 liter containers. However, take note that after one Kwak, you are likely to want a second Kwak and 1.2 liters of beer is a...
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Ghent is the safest town in...

Ghent is the safest town in Belgium. The statistics show us it's even safer than most villages.Everything you want to know about Ghent, you find it at the following URL:http://www.trabel.com/gent.htm ...
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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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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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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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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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