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Ranked #1 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Tours; Landmarks
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Ranked #3 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 103 attractions in Ghent
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Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #5 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: ; History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #7 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Specialty Museums; Museums
This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313 and completed in 1380.
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Ranked #8 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Tours; Cultural
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Ranked #9 of 103 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 #10 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #11 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Castles; History Museums; Cultural
The only surviving "castle of the count."
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Ranked #12 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #14 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Theaters; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: Vooruit is a vibrant live performing arts center located in a 100 years old monument in the heart of Ghent. Since 1982, we... more » Owner description: Vooruit is a vibrant live performing arts center located in a 100 years old monument in the heart of Ghent. Since 1982, we have been offering countless cultural events like concerts, podium performances, parties, book presentations, debates... Vooruit is a significant meeting place for a very diverse public. Contributing to this is our popular Cafe with patio, where anyone can come enjoy a (vegetarian) meal or drink, meet for a chat, or catch up on some work. « less
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Ranked #15 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #16 of 103 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 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Boat Tours; Cultural
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Ranked #18 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #19 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Museums; History Museums; Cultural
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Ranked #20 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #21 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #22 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
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Ranked #23 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural

Located south of one of Ghent's most admired attractions, the Sint-Michielshelling (or St Michael's Bridge) this church merits a visit too. The tower wasn't completed and is now... more »

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Ranked #25 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #26 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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Ranked #27 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Castles; Cultural

The castle of Laarne is one of the best preserved moated castles in Belgium. It was built in the 12th and 13th century as a feudal castle with a square keep, back round towers... more »

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Ranked #28 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural

Although the Bij Sint Jacobs Square in front of the church is still nothing more than an ordinary parking spot, this is the right place to admire the two towered St James' Church... more »

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Ranked #29 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural

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 #30 of 103 attractions in Ghent
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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