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Ghent Travel guide
Ghent : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Ghent : Things to see and do
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 ..
Sint-Baafsplein 1 B - 9000 Gent
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..
Korenmarkt B - 9000 Gent
Korenmarkt is the heart of the Cuve district and a popular meeting place with many restaurants and cafés. In summer, relax at a terrace and enjoy watching the bustle of daily life and shoppers walking by.
Poel 1-2 B - 9000 Ghent
Located in the historical heart of Ghent, Hotel de Flandre provides tasteful guest rooms and a cosy lounge in a 19th-century building. Free WiFi is available. All rooms at the hotel come with luxurious furnishings, a TV and a private bathroom with f..
Prix Prices from : 79 €
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..
Goudenleeuwplein 5 B - 9000 GENT
Prix Prices from : 89 €
"Modern atmosphere in a timeless setting. The Gent Novotel is situated in the lively, historic heart of the town. A few paces away: the town centre, the Belfort, the Gravensteen and many museums and shops. In the hotel, relaxation and well being..
Cataloniëstraat 3 B - 9000 Gent
A pleasant restaurant with contemporary decor is housed in this authentic gabled building. Creative cuisine prepared with organic ingredients. Mouthwatering set lunch during the week.
Korenlei 10 B - 9000 Gent
Korenlei 7 B - 9000 Gent
This elegant 18C manor house in the heart of Ghent appears to be floating on the banks of the Lys. Romantic lounges and a terrace - the ideal setting for enjoying the refined classic cuisine. Interesting market menu (except on Saturday evenings).
Gouden Leeuwplein 5 B - 9000 Gent
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.
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.