Guildhalls along a small canal make Ghent City Center a favorite stopping place for tourists. The city isn't included in many guided tours of Belgium and maintains the feel of a local, undiscovered destination. In the center you have your choice of restaurants and bars with views of stunning architecture and the river. Tour at your leisure the central Belfort en Lakenhalle, or the "Belfry and Cloth Hall," as well as the cathedral where Charles V was baptized. Consider a walking tour through the narrow streets and across the canal bridges to gain a fuller appreciation of this historic center. Using our world travel planner, Ghent attractions like Ghent City Center can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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We hadden ons onvoldoende voorbereid om deze stad in één dag te bezichtigen. We hadden zoveel moois, zoveel variatie en zoveel gezelligheid niet verwacht. En dat terwijl we heel erg veel steden al bez... more »We were not prepared to visit this city in one day. We had so much beauty, so much variation and so much conviviality not expected. And that while we have visited many cities, Gent is certainly one that appears in the top three. Highly recommended.
This turned out to be our favorite city on our trip through Belgium and the Netherlands. Loved the canals and the beautiful architecture everywhere. Such a unique city which we can't wait to visit aga... more »
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