Things to see and do - Ghent
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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. It was built in the 13C and 14C, then frequently altered and restored and adjoins the 15C Cloth Hall. The carillon has 52 bells. The uppe..
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..
The elegant Ghent Marriott combines historic charm with modern design. This hotel overlooks the famous Korenlei on the bank of the Lys River and boasts an unusual lobby, a fitness centre and free WiFi. The air-conditioned rooms at Ghent Marriott Hot..
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..
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 in a ..
Maaltekouter 3 B - 9051 Sint-Denijs-Westrem
Korenlei 10 B - 9000 Gent
Hoogpoort 63 B - 9000 Gent
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..
Hoogstraat 36 B - 9000 Gent
Gouden Leeuwplein 5 B - 9000 Gent