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Cincinnati, Ohio
posts: 10
reviews: 1

Since I arrive in Gent this Wednesday and hubby has to work Thursday and Friday, what should I do while he is working? Any suggestions?

Can I just walk around the city, go shopping, etc?

Thank you!

Antwerpen, Belgium
posts: 2,353
reviews: 122
1. Re: Suggestions?

Yes, sure!

I'd suggest you get yourself a map at the tourist office. Shopping streets are right in the centre, north and west of the city hall and in the Patershol area across the river Leie.

For scenery and atmosphere I liked Graslei, Predikherenlei and Kleine Vismarkt. That's where lots of students gather together in the summer.

posts: 772
reviews: 10
2. Re: Suggestions?

The painting "Adoration of the Lamb" by Jan Van Eyck in the St-Baafs Cathedral is an absolute must visit!

posts: 772
reviews: 10
3. Re: Suggestions?

On Friday mornings there is the market on the "Vrijdagsmarkt" and the nearby flee market at "Bij Sint-Jakobs" just around the corner of the "Vrijdagsmarkt".

Gent, Flanders (BE)
posts: 47
4. Re: Suggestions?

Offcourse you can go shopping or walk around the city all by yourself.