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Address: Ghent, Belgium

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the green longue

in the 19° century the "bourgoisie gantoise" wanted a place to walk around, enjoy nature and each other and still be in the city. The old citadelle and grounds of the army were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

in the 19° century the "bourgoisie gantoise" wanted a place to walk around, enjoy nature and each other and still be in the city. The old citadelle and grounds of the army were tranformed in a beautiful parc with artificial grottas and hidden corners, hills to climb and a variety of plants to admire. A wonderful collection of trees and... More 

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CALIFORNIA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I walked through this park on the way to the historic center. It is a nice little park. There were lots of empty alcohol bottles on a Sunday morning so there must have been partying going on Saturday night.

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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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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Dunkirk, France
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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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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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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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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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Address: Ghent, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent

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