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Ghent

Getting around Ghent is really easy thanks to the reliable tram network. Nevertheless, it's also great to discover the city by foot. A recommended way to cover all the main sights is to follow the self-guided walking tour or you can take a more leisurely boat trip along the river Leie.

Ghent has plenty to offer for everyone. Standing proud on the edge of the atmospheric Patershol district is the Castle of Counts – otherwise known amongst the Dutch speaking locals as Gravensteen, where older children can explore the dark corners of the medieval era with grisly horrors of the torture chamber and guillotine. For amazing views across the roof tops of the city, ascend the castle steps and climb to its top.

Ghent is the place to be if you want to discover new sights and enjoy a more laid-back city break.

Places to visit in Ghent:

Graslei and Korenlei (see Van Eyck's famous work 'The adoration of the mystic lamb'), the breathtaking St. Bavo's Cathedral – one of the most popular attractions with tourists, Patershol – the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods, Our Lady Ter Hoyen Beguinage, Saint Nicholas Church, Dulle Griet, Belfry and Cloth Hall, Ghent Town Hall, St. Michael's Bridge – we recommend a visit after dusk to capture the true essence of the city basked in lights, and the Fine Arts Museum.

Each year the population of this great medieval city celebrates the ten-day-long ''Ghent Flanders Festival''. Every September this very popular festival showcases international and national artists performing classical and world music.

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