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Citadel Park

Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #65 of 114 Attractions in Ghent
Type: Parks
Traveler Description: The main park of Ghent and one of the oldest was named after the Dutch citadel, built there around 1823. Half a century later, bit by bit it was... more »
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Cologne, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

On some evenings I was very lucky to see many other gays in this park. But on other occasions, there was hardly anyone. Concerning safety, I would say use your common sense. Don't go too late (that's when some fool going out in the Overpoortstraat area and running out of money might think that robbing a gay in the park... More

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Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The Citadel Park is not a safe place to visit. Never try to do it on your own, but alway go in group

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I might see like a nice place but dont get fooled. It had quite high criminality. Specially when its dark. When I moved to Gent I went running there ONCE around midday. After 30 min i was touched and grabbed by 3 different dark guys. Not a safe place IMO.

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Ghent, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

there are more interesting places to visit in ghent than this. it is green, it is a park as you can find in every itselve respecting city - so if you need to see a tree go there ...

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Dunkerque, France
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104 reviews 104 reviews
85 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Spending a full week in Ghent allowed me to have a more in depth look at this provincial but dazzling city. The main park is one of these places I considered worth a study. I was there three times and found the first two evening visits a weird symbiosis of health chasing men and women jogging along the curving paths,... More

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

This is a nice park, very close to the station. at the main entrance there is a big "round" with arches where a lot of wedding pictures are taken. Also nice is that 2 of the bigger museums in Ghent (SMAK and MSK) are as good as in the park. So combined visit are easy. Also "'t Kuipke" is in... More

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Flanders, Belgium
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Nice parc but not safe at night. So watch out. Lovely in summer to walk through and enjoy the quietness near Ghent centre.

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Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Get that forest feel. The museum of modern art (SMAK) and fine arts (MSK) are nearby, you can grab a delicious bite there too. Very romantic.

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Barcelona, Spain
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70 reviews 70 reviews
63 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

As safe as the rest of Ghent. Cars are not allowed. Perfect for hiking or cycling around. And it will get even better because the city of Ghent is working on a major refurbishment.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

Although it's a magnificent, be careful. The park is also famous for it's not being safe. When in group no problem, when walking alone... watch out. Never go for a walk at the park at dusk or at night !

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