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Ghent
Sightseeing


  • Town Hall
  • Gothic and Renaissance styles rub shoulders on the face of Ghent's glorious Town Hall, known for its carved wooden ceilings and beautiful stained glass inside.
  • Address:
    • Botermarkt
    • 9000
    • Gent
  •   Telephone+32 (0) 9 266 5222
  • The Big Cannon
  • This Big Cannon (popularly called 'De Dulle Griet') is 660-caliber and weighs 12,500 kilos. A wonderful monument, which (amazingly) has never actually been fired.
  • Address:
    • Groot Kanonplein
    • 9000
    • Gent
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  • Kraanlei
  • The Kraanlei is the street running along the Leie, forming the southern boundary of the Patershol. It was named after a 16th-century wooden crane that once stood here.
  • Address:
    • Kraanlei
    • 9000
    • Gent
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  • The Castle of Gerald the Devil
  • This grim 13th-century castle was built by Gerald Villain, so-called because of his dark appearance. Over its 7 centuries it has been a monastery, an asylum and fire station.
  • Address:
    • Geraard de Duivelstraat 1
    • 9000
    • Gent
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  • Bijgaardepark
  • From the 13th to the 16th centuries this was the 'bees grove' of the Sint-Baafsabdij Church. Now a wonderful slice of green park just outside the city proper.
  • Address:
    • Nijverheidstraat
    • 9000
    • Gent
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  • Citadelpark
  • This mammoth park, right in the centre of Ghent, was built in 1875. It's fantastic for a stroll, a picnic, or as playground for the kids, filled with beautiful trees and a pond.
  • Address:
    • Citadelpark
    • 9000
    • Gent
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  • Sint-Niklaaskerk
  • Ghent's oldest and grandest church, 13th-century St.Nicholas is a blend of Gothic and Romanesque with it own name – Scheldt Gothic. Famous for its beautiful guild chapels.
  • Address:
    • Cataloniëstraat
    • 9000
    • Gent
  •   Telephone+32 (0) 9 234 28 69
  • Sint-Amandsberg Beguinage
  • This historic Beguinage was built in 1874 to replace the old Sint-Elizabeth Beguinage, that was long in the city centre (and which is now a residential neighborhood)
  • Address:
    • Groot Begijnhof 67
    • 9040 Sint-Amandsberg
    • Gent
  •   Telephone+32 (0) 9 228 23 08
  • Kasteel Gravensteen
  • Want to learn more about the history of this impressive castle? A trip here includes a movie guide, which will tell you all in 6 fascinating chapters. Open every day!
  • Address:
    • Sint-Veerleplein 11
    • 9000
    • Gent
  •   Telephone+32 (0) 9 225 93 06
  • Kasteel van Laarne
  • This 12th-century castle was built to guard Ghent from sea-borne intruders. Renovated in the 17th-century, it is now a fascinating museum and a protected monument.
  • Address:
    • Eekhoekstraat 5
    • 9270 Laarne
    • Gent
  •   Telephone+32 (0) 9 230 91 55

Sightseeing guide for Ghent attractions. Places to see and visit in and around Ghent.

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