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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. To visit Ghent City Center on your trip to Ghent, use our Ghent vacation trip planner.
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  • A real medieval city core with very many beautiful terraces and fine shops with Ghent specialties
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  • Go to the tourist centre and they have a very informative guide with walks around the centre. You will enjoy the walk even if you aren't a walking person. Lots to see, many places with wifi, many coff...  more »
  • Wonderful place to a winter walk. Along the Canal you have homes that are beautifully maintained or renovated. Be sure to visit!
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