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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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  • lovely and romantic town worth visiting. small town you visit on foot. to appreciate it even more advice on a boat tour of the canals
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  • The Centre of Ghent is imperative, it is filled with medieval wonders, and that worth a visit each one of them, a city to visit at least in a couple of days, with half a day you can see, but do not enjoy.
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  • A must see! However biassed being born in Ghent, I still stop and enjoy the beautiful view on the Sint-Miichiels bridge.