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 up..
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.
Jan Breydelstraat 35 B - 9000 Ghent
Hotel Gravensteen is located in the heart of Ghent's old town, just a few steps from the Castle of the Counts. Housed in a building from 1865, this hotel features an on-site sauna and a fitness centre, free access to WiFi and bicycle rental services...
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 ..
Prix Prices from : 109 €
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 Wi-Fi. The air-conditioned rooms at Ghent Marriott Ho..
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).
Hoogpoort 29 B - 9000 Gent
Authentic Japanese cooking served in a "Zen" setting. Fresh ingredients, subtle and refined flavours; fine sake selection. Friendly service.
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.
Korenlei 10 B - 9000 Gent
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.
Gouden Leeuwplein 5 B - 9000 Gent