Ghent City Center, Ghent

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Historic Walking Area · Landmark
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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  • Some very good pubs and restaurants too many to mention all friendly even when the restrictions started all were helpful Will be going back as a tourist in the future COvid permitting  more »
  • I have lived in Belgium for the last 3 years and in Gent for the last 2, and the old center of Gent is certainly one of the most beautiful in the country. Less tourists than in Brugges, with arguably....  more »
  • Did this as a day trip from Brussels and regretted not being able to stay longer as there is so much to see here. A very charming and lovely city.  more »

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