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Patershol

Ghent, Belgium
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Ranked #12 of 114 Attractions in Ghent
Type: Neighborhoods
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Patershol district is the most lively place in the city. With its beautiful houses trough little streets where many locals young people and families lives. You will find many artists, designers, business travelers and tourists walking around or drinking something there in one of the nice pubs or restaurants in the neighborhood. Don't miss a visit to the Huis... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a very interesting place to wander in Gent as it about 4.5 ha big and has many small streets and many restaurants. You can easily combine it with the Gravensteen (Castle of the Counts) (see my other review) as it is just next to it. 30 years ago, there was nothing there except small streets with small houses... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

In the center of the city lays a small area known as Patershol exact translation would be "priest hole" Mostly 16 th century old row homes tighly squized together on small cobblestone streets with romantic lighting. Many of the homes are transformed into mom and pop stores, restaurants and a few amazing and cool pubs. There are a lot of... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Neighborhood of small cobblestone alleys was created in medieval period, newer buildings in 17th & 18th centuries, declined during 19th & 20th, but emerging due to trendy restaurants.

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Although covering only a very small area, the narrow alleyways of Patershol were full of atmosphere. Quiet and sleepy during the day, I wish we'd had longer in Ghent to be able to spend an evening enjoying one of the inviting little restaurants.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Lovely old cobble lanes with a good variety of restaurants.Can recommend t'klok huys. Good traditional and local food especially the fish timbale and Belgian stew, delicious. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Menu in English and although specials were not, the staff were pleased to advise.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you are adventurous on food this is the place to go. We tried a Turkish restaurant, don't know what we are getting because the waiter do not speak English. We looked at the picture on the menu and pointed what we want and prayed that it will be delicious. We were not disappointed, the food was exceptionally tasty and... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Do you like to wander a bit and discover quiet little nooks with atmosphere? If so, invest part of an evening to walk around and maybe do dinner in the Patershol. It doesn't cover much ground, just a few streets of small old homes on narrow cobblestone streets that are renovated with some converted into nice little restaurants. Because this... More

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Southampton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

It took us a while to find exactly what was meant by this district of 17c small houses, the homes of Ghent's weavers. Eventually, after much walking we think we covered most of the Patersol area, but a good deal has been renovated and I would hestitate to go out of my way to find it again.

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gent/belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It's all about two or three streets with old cosy little houses for eating and dining. No cars in those cobble-stones streets. Very special. Give it a try! Guido and Marlène, Gent

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