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Top things to do in Ghent

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Ranked #1 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Tours
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Ranked #2 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #3 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #5 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: ; History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #6 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Specialty Museums
This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313 and completed in 1380.
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Ranked #7 of 99 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 #8 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #9 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Castles; History Museums
The only surviving "castle of the count."
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Ranked #10 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ranked #11 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #12 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Theaters; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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 #13 of 99 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 #14 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: ; History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #17 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #19 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #20 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks

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 #23 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #24 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Castles; Landmarks

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 #25 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks

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 #27 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks

The busiest railway station of Flanders with over 45000 users a day has more to offer.  The magnificent building was built in the early 20th century to attend in style the... more »

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Ranked #28 of 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks

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 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks

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 99 attractions in Ghent
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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