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Address: Kraanlei, Ghent, Belgium
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Well worth a visit here if you like architecture and scenery, one of the great attractions of Ghent,

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Epsom, United Kingdom

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit here if you like architecture and scenery, one of the great attractions of Ghent,

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful canal, but not the best view in Ghent. I have the feeling that you have to choose, pick another option.

Thank Marcelo P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

A romantic route next to water with little cozy restaurant and bars. There are also little authentic shops. unfortunately they are not always open. In August you have the Patershol feesten realy nice!!

Thank Roshanak A
Nether Whitacre, United Kingdom
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505 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had a small stroll along this part of the canal. Not much compared to Graslei and Korenlei, but there are a few shops and restaurants here.

Thank Si-Em
Hyderabad, India
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526 reviews
383 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

You can really relax here on canal bank. Just go there, take your drink and sit and just enjoy. In full sunny day, lots of fun-loving people especially youngsters will be hanging out there.

Thank seedhunter
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Stroll along the canal bank and enjoy the evening sun, lots of photo opportunities and watering holes along the way.

Thank CariadMam
Tortona, Italy
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2,322 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Having a pleasant stroll along the Kraanlei is something so beautiful, the quay surrounded by houses, gothic churches and the many restaurants and bars. It could be probably the top attraction of the city. Take the benefits of the good weather and get plenty of photos, it's stunning here.

Thank Magellano81
Ghent, Belgium
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The former medieval port of Ghent is now a beautiful open air lounge area. When it's sunny be prepared to share this spot with hundreds of young locals who will be a bit noisy, drinking and littering. But you can escape this on the numerous terraces that invite you to have a drink yourself.

Thank Hendrik V
Melbourne, Australia
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517 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Highly recommendable to fellow travellers for holidays and business in Flandre. It was the reason why I stayed at Ghent whenever I visited Belgium during the past 11 years. There were many hotels and good restaurants nearby. During the summer evenings, both canal banks were seated with many people, mainly young men and women. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Thank Paul_Ng_Mel_and_HKG
St Albans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Stayed in the hotel Harmony on the side of the canal in this area. No parking available but very centrally located, and very pretty.Lots of restaurants and cafes and about 10 minute stroll from the "historic centre" makes it an area very much in vogue.

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