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Ghent Market Hall, Ghent

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  • When we saw the first time this building right beside the Belfry , we thought it was a temporary structure because it looked really out of place ! But while taking a drink on the Plaza nearby , we wer...  more »
  • Does this creation has to be in the mediëval centre of Ghent..its a question which many different answers. After some time most local people gpt used of it and just enjoy it when theres something to d...  more »
  • From the start the building of this hall was very controversial. In my humble opinion it does nog add to the look of the area - to the contrary, it clogs up the view in an otherwise almost entirely me...  more »
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  • Others have said that it sticks out like a sore thumb amongst the old buildings but I didn't notice that at the time; I just thought it was a great market venue and its being modern didn't jarr with me at all. The market itself was great with lots of food sellers in particular. Of course, the old town is beautiful and the buildings are charming. Ghent is a delightful city.
  • Sticks out like a sore thumb between the historic building surrounding it. But I have to admit they hold some great events here. I'll never forget the mardi Grass during the festival of ghent!!!
  • The building created controversy when raised. Very modern design with wood and concrete. However it really fits well in the medieval area and reminds clearly of the covered market placed from past time. Acoustic is quite good: public pianos, choirs or violinists will make good use of it.
  • Such an ugly modern building in the middle of a historical square with all these pretty historical buildings around it. They could have made something that would have fit better on such a place.
  • Controversial building at first. Modern, spacious construction that looks great. Fits in great with the old buildings.

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One of Belgium's main cities, Ghent offers a good variety of places to stay. Because of its proximity to the capital city of Brussels and the city of Bruges, Ghent has fewer options than one might expect for a city of its size. Locals recommend booking a room in advance. The city has options for travelers on any budget, from inexpensive hostels to pricier hotels, with most visitors choosing to stay within the historical center. Prices drop slightly as you move away from the Old Town.
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