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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. Using our world travel planner, Ghent attractions like Ghent City Center can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • As a tourist destination, Ghent has often been overshadowed by Bruges, but for those willing to explore this city, they’ll certainly be in for a surprise of what the lovely historic centre has to... 
    As a tourist destination, Ghent has often been overshadowed by Bruges, but for those willing to explore this city, they’ll certainly be in for a surprise of what the lovely historic centre has to...  more »
  • Had no idea that Ghent would offer so much and be as wonderful a city to visit as it was... and all so central - each attraction is only minutes apart. 
    Had no idea that Ghent would offer so much and be as wonderful a city to visit as it was... and all so central - each attraction is only minutes apart.  more »
  • We booked the excursion to Ghent from NCL Prima. Did not know what to expect, we just had a poor excursion the day before. The city is beautiful! Great architecture from the past. We strolled... 
    We booked the excursion to Ghent from NCL Prima. Did not know what to expect, we just had a poor excursion the day before. The city is beautiful! Great architecture from the past. We strolled...  more »
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  • Very neat and clean market place in Gent Belgium. Very enjoyable place. People coming there are very nice. Picture perfect place for tourists like me.You can spend about two hrs.
  • Lovely place and very international. Beautiful gothic architecture. Many cafés, restaurants and terraces. Great for a weekend getaway.
  • Very beautiful city with the specific historical buildings ! ♥️

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