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Patershol, Ghent

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
Wander down the medieval streets of Patershol, a historical district within the city. Previously considered a dangerous neighborhood, this area has now become one of the most desirable places to live, popular among tourists for its cozy cafes and restaurants. It is blocked off to cars, which adds to its charm. Check online for info on any events in the area, as there are often festivals in the squares with face-painting, singing, and flea markets. Put Patershol on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ghent trip itinerary builder.
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  • touristic place where u will find many restaurants from all over the world.. nice entertainment but don't expect gastronomic restaurant there  more »
  • This neighborhood is getting worse. Restaurants disappear, definitely the more authentic and cosy and the overall look is a little cry with the cap on. What should foreign tourists here though of thinking? Too bad, but little indicative of the langezaam disappearance of what a city cozy.
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  • Like the rest of Ghent everything is tiny and walkable. Cute area with a lot of good shops - would recommend.  more »

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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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