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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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  • As a habitant of the city I have to say the visiting of the city of Ghent is now terrible due to the new traffic plan. To my opinion Bruges is a much nicer place to visit now  more »
  • Have been in this wonderful city with friends who live in Belgium and we were delighted with the beauty of the place, its streets full of small bookstores are an invitation to stay longer.
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  • Pleasant town and nice restaurants and licensed premises; Best car at a park and ride and then by tram to the city center. Center hard to reach by car.
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