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The spiritual heart of Flanders, Belgium’s second-largest port and a major industrial centre, Ghent also has a university, rendering it even more animated. At the confluence of the River Lys and the River Escaut, it is criss-crossed by canals and waterways. Birthplace of Emperor Charles V, the city is steeped in history, boasting numerous old buildings, districts and quays with a distinctly poetic atmosphere, best experienced by lamplight after dark. Famous sons include M Maeterlinck.

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Tourist attractions Ghent : Things to see and do

  • Quai aux Herbes Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    B - 9000 Gent

    This was Ghent's Medieval harbour site. Herb Quay is lined with 12C-17C houses of pure architectural styles. Especially note the 16C Masons' Hall, 15C first Grain Weighers' Hall, Romanesque Scaldian Stage Hall, the smallest house in town called Toll ..

  • The massive outline of the 91m-high belfry, topped by a dragon, symbolises the power of Ghent's medieval guilds. Inside, the chamber was the seat of the town's privileges and liberties The upper platform offers a fine view of the city. Built in the 1..

  • Château des Comtes de Flandre Recommended Recommended

    Hoofdburg B - 9000 Gent

    This castle was built by Philip of Alsace, Count of Flanders, in 1180. It was fully restored in the early 20C. Its architecture drew inspiration from Crusader forts in Syria. Inside the curtain wall, visitors can see the Romanesque gallery and fine r..

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Hotels Ghent

  • Erasmus Hotel Two stars Two stars

    Poel 25 B - 9000 Ghent

    Prix Prices from : 69 €

    The charming Erasmus Hotel is situated in a 16th century patrician house. Find yourself in the heart of the historic centre of Gent, at walking distance from all interesting places to visit. The rooms are decorated in the classic style of the buildi..

  • Hotel de Flandre

    Poel 1-2 B - 9000 Ghent

    Located right in Ghent's historical city centre, Hotel de Flandre is set in a historical 18th-century townhouse and features a terrace and an on-site cocktail lounge and bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire hotel. Rooms at the hotel com..

  • Novotel Gent Centrum

    Hoogpoort 52 B - 9000 GENT

    Novotel Gent Centrum hotel is a relaxing haven in the historical city of Ghent. Its central location is the ideal base when exploring the city's cultural attractions and shops. A drink on the terrace, a dip in the outdoor pool or a steam in the sauna..

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Restaurants Ghent

  • Le Grand Bleu Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Snepkaai 15 B - 9000 Gent

    The lobster on the front of the restaurant gives you a fair idea of what you will find on the menu, which features the star of seafood. "Bistro" decor and lively atmosphere.

  • Vrijmoed Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    Vlaanderenstraat 22 B - 9000 Gent

    This handsome townhouse, decorated in a contemporary spirit, has blown a breath of fresh air into Gent's city centre. The cuisine is in the expert hands of Michaël Vrijmoed, former assistant to Peter Goossens (of the Hof van Cleve). He provides a fin..

  • Publiek Quite comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    Ham 39 B - 9000 Gent

    This 'loft-style' bistro is the work of Olly Ceulenaere. A pleasant moment awaits in this establishment that showcases top range produce in carefully prepared dishes. The result is sparklingly simple meals rich in flavour. All of which at unbeatable ..

  • Horseele Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    Ottergemsesteenweg-Zuid 808a B - 9000 Gent

    This cosy restaurant is located on the fourth floor of Ghent's new football stadium, the Ghelamco Arena. It is home to Danny Horseele, formerly at the head of a two-star restaurant in Bruges. He now treats the good folk of Ghent to refined, creative ..

  • Belga Queen Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Graslei 10 B - 9000 Gent

    Former warehouse now an original, hip brasserie that leans towards the modern-rustic look. Wide-ranging menu featuring Belgian produce. Jazz vibe in the lounge.

  • Jan Van den Bon Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    Koning Leopold II laan 43 B - 9000 Gent

    Savour real works of culinary art in this manor house overlooking the grounds of the Museum of Contemporary Art! The dishes served here are not only beautifully presented, they are prepared with great finesse, and showcase surprising marriages of fla..

  • Pakhuis Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Schuurkenstraat 4 B - 9000 Gent

    A pretty mezzanine and a dome crown this monumental warehouse converted into a neo-retro brasserie-oyster bar. Oysters all year round, popular menus, lively atmosphere and inviting terrace.

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