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Surprisingly this one is free admittance. You are required to don shoe covers to enter the ballroom (understandable to protect the inlaid wood floor). The wall and window coverings look to be period. Worth a peek if you have the time. I also found the...More
Our old UK guidebook didn't even mention this fabulous mansion but thankfully our Gent Tourism guide did. A wonderful little gem of a place. We managed to get on a twice weekly tour - 2:30 Fridays and Saturdays - from the Museum across the street...More
This 18th century city palace is definitely a must see, not only for tourists but also for inhabitants of Ghent, most of which are not even aware of the existence of this hidden gem tucked away in what is nowadays the High Street. Just step...More
This large town house, which still needs some renovation, is now open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon (14:00-18:00) to visit freely (i.e. without a guide). There is no entrance fee, but they do ask for a donation. Currently, the place is...More
I passed by this attraction several times during my two-day visit of Ghent. I asked the waitress (of the restaurant located across the street) about its name, visiting hours, etc.
The side facades seem to be more attractive than the front facades. I took several...More
This is surely one of the hidden treasures of Ghent. Behind the rococo facade there's a beautiful and impressive 18th century city palace. The first floor has been restored meticulously and the much grander ground floor (including the ball room) hasn't, but in this way...More
Hotel d'Hane-Steenhuyse can be visited on a guided tour together with another palace (Arnold Vander Haeghen) on the other side of the street. Tours are available in Dutch, French and English on Friday and Saturday afternoon at 2:30 PM and cost only 5 euros. There's...More
This is a joint visit with the Arnold Vander Haeghen (Hotel Clemmen) Museum a house across the street (go there first to get the ticket). We enjoyed our English guided tour with just 3 other people it really felt as though we were getting a...More
This town house of a noble family took its place in history in 1815 when the exiled King Louis XVIII of France sat out the Waterloo campaign which eventually saw Napoleon defeated and the King restored to the French throne. The Ground floor was his...More