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Things to do in Ghent

 

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Graslei and Korenlei
Ranked #1 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Historic Sites; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Tours; Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #2 of 110 attractions in Ghent
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Ranked #3 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #4 of 110 attractions in Ghent
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Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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Ranked #5 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Castles; History Museums
The only surviving "castle of the count."
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Ranked #6 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Museums; History Museums
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Ranked #7 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Tours
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Ranked #8 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Architectural Buildings; Specialty Museums; Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Monuments/ Statues; Historic Sites
This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313 and completed in 1380.
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Ranked #9 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Art Museums
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Ranked #10 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #11 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums

A fascinating museum about the history of psychiatry and mental healthcare. It's an oasis north of the historical center in Belgium's oldest psychiatric hospital (1857). The... more »

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Ranked #12 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Art Museums
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Ranked #13 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #14 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Museums; History Museums
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Ranked #15 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Government Buildings; Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #16 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums

The MIAT is a museum dedicated to the history of the Ghent textile industry and to industrial archeology. Located, in an impressing early 20th century building, different floors... more »

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Ranked #17 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Theaters; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

A splendid eclectic complex by architect Ferdinand Dierkens with a delicate touch of Art Nouveau. 11 floors (where do they hide them?), two different facades and 367 rooms. If you... more »

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Ranked #18 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #19 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #20 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites
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Ranked #21 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Sports Complexes

The Van Eyck Swimming Pool is the oldest covered swimming pool of Belgium. It dates from 1886 but was restyled in the thirties of last century, receiving a fashionable art deco... more »

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Ranked #22 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Art Museums
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Ranked #23 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Religious Sites

St. Bavo's Abbey is the oldest building of Ghent, located east of the center and in the heart of the Macharius Quarter. It's ruins, together with the ones of the Spanish Castle... more »

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Ranked #24 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Boat Tours
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Ranked #25 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #26 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #27 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Cemeteries
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Ranked #28 of 110 attractions in Ghent
  • Great little cafe09/17/2013
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #29 of 110 attractions in Ghent
  • Best park in ghent11/16/2013
Category: Parks
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Ranked #30 of 110 attractions in Ghent
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Ghent has always been an ever-evolving city.  So, it has a few not so old monuments.  The Ghent University Tower of Books is one of these.  It's a late art deco skyscraper... more »

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