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This is just a building that makes you wonder what is about. It is still a controversy among the... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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I kept seeing this ugly building as I walked around the historic center of Ghent. It seemed odd and... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2017
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Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Loved the Christmas market that certainly offered a wide variety of food, handcrafts and drinks. Lots off people in the streets enjoying the holidays. Warmly recommend a visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

A grand piano was stationed under this large modern structure in the center of Ghent. Someone was always playing it when we walked by. I understand there are many markets held here throughout the week, we missed them. So much of Ghent is preserved this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

This a modern, beautifully designed structure in the heart of Ghent which is triggering controversy among the tourists and locals. It actually seems to blend in in a different way and looks fine to me!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Glen U
Reviewed July 13, 2018

This is just a building that makes you wonder what is about. It is still a controversy among the Ghent people, some like it, some don't, because of its architecture. When I visited Ghent, there was no event, but I understood that it hosts several...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

very busy christmas market. worth going on a day trip if you are planning to drive around belgium!!!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

I kept seeing this ugly building as I walked around the historic center of Ghent. It seemed odd and out of place! Just walked by and said, bye, bye!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

There are many reviewers here who have doubts about this building, a view I understand that is shared by many Ghentians. However our guide on a tour noted that the whole area (including the sunken garden next to the new building) used to be a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed September 7, 2017

This large modern edifice has been built on an open space which at one time would have contained buildings. It looks too futuristic for the location and not really sure of its point as in reality its nothing more than a large roof and isn't...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

For years the square next to the City Hall has been an open space. Long time ago the whole square had been filled with buildings and small streets, but time brought changes, like it has brought an other change now ... the Ghent Market Hall....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank O3517TVpetera
Reviewed July 28, 2017

This is a building with mixed opinions. I sort of like the design, but it's way too big and doesn't really fit in with the rest of the architecture. But there are a lot of activities that take place under it, so it's proven its...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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