Patershol, Ghent

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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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  • August 16, 2017
    The Patershol area is the old town. Make sure you go down all the little side streets because that is were you will find the best places to eat and drink and little hidden courtyards. There is a great...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Nice to here by. Old streets with vowels. There are also many restaurants in different price ranges.
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  • August 11, 2017
    After reading the reviews here, months ahead of our visit, I pinned it as a place to see. What I was expecting and what I saw were almost entirely different. Yes, the streets are narrow with interesti...  more »

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