Ghent City Center, Ghent

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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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  • Very easy to navigate around the Centre. Everything is within easy walking distance, however the tram and buses run regularly if you are living on the outskirts.  more »
  • Ghent, lying at the mouth of the river Lys in the Scheldt River, is a city with a very valuable history as well as a city where ordinary life is beautifully integrated into the city. There is for elks what, the historical buildings, the modern museums, the concerts, the Gentse Feesten in July, various cultural activities, recreational areas and competitive infrastructures like the t'Kuipke-the cycling track of the 6-day and the playing Top sport hall. The city core can you both on foot, by bike, in combination with a boat trip or ride in the coach. Everything is easily accessible. There is a pretty extensive pedestrian zone so you criss cross from one point to the next in a safe manner. I prefer Gent over Bruges. A topper and must if you visit Flanders. Enplus Ghent is multicultural and not get there. After a first visit would you like guaranteed even once.
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  • If these in Belgium or fence is almost mandatory to go to Ghent. While the Centre and visit sites are small and quick visit, strolling through the city is a unique architectural enjoyed. Of the best sites I have visited.
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