Ghent City Center, Ghent

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Guildhalls along a small canal make Ghent City Center a favorite stopping place for tourists. The city isn't included in many guided tours of Belgium and maintains the feel of a local, undiscovered destination. In the center you have your choice of restaurants and bars with views of stunning architecture and the river. Tour at your leisure the central Belfort en Lakenhalle, or the "Belfry and Cloth Hall," as well as the cathedral where Charles V was baptized. Consider a walking tour through the narrow streets and across the canal bridges to gain a fuller appreciation of this historic center. Using our world travel planner, Ghent attractions like Ghent City Center can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We use a full day of our trip through Belgium to discover at our air the wonders of this genuine old town, of a beautiful aesthetic and with an architecture worthy of admiration. We were able to walk smoothly with our girl's saddle and enjoy as a family all that it offers.
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  • Loved Ghent. The people, the shops, the restaurants, the sights, and the free walking tour we participated in. We did not have a simple undesirable experience over our 3-day stay in Ghent. Would recom...  more »
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