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Rabot Sluice

Opgeeistenlaan 1, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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So if I'd not been on a boat tour, I'd have no idea about the Rabot

I am staying in a nice flat for a few days only steps from the Rabot (i can easily see it from my... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2017
Spzjlb
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Quebec City, Quebec
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Interesting

As I lived in Rabot (Turkish neighbourhood of Ghent), I passed by this building almost every day... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2017
Wlaki89
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Novi Sad, Serbia
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good49%
  • Average29%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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Opgeeistenlaan 1, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

I am staying in a nice flat for a few days only steps from the Rabot (i can easily see it from my window). My husband and I went a few times to the structure, but there's no information in French or English, so relatively...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2017

As I lived in Rabot (Turkish neighbourhood of Ghent), I passed by this building almost every day. At some moment in history, it was a gate for boats to enter the city. Now it just stands here for no purpose.

Thank Wlaki89
Reviewed July 24, 2017

You will come across this as your roam the city or the canals. Cool peak at the historical architecture but not a lot to do except look at it.

Thank lvanclief
Reviewed July 20, 2017

A walk along the Lieve found me at this interesting building before turning around. A bit out of the way, but that's the fun of an aimless walk

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed May 26, 2017

After seeing all the old and impressive buildings , churches and castle in the Old Town , one does not expect so far on a boat tour to see these two towers which are the only remnants of the castle built by Maximilian of Austria...More

Thank belleretraite
Reviewed May 5, 2017

In 1488, Maximilian of Austria took advantage of a weak point in Ghent’s defenses and seized the city. After 40 days of siege the army was forced to withdrew. The city councillors decided to build some defense. The building work started in 1489 and was...More

Thank Janulik
Reviewed April 13, 2017

The Rabot with its two round towers, was a sluice gate back in the medieval age. In 1488, Maximilian of Austria took advantage of a weak point in Ghent’s defences to seize the city. After 40 days of siege, his army withdrew without having accomplished their mission,...More

1  Thank deborahk3
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We saw this from a boat and boat trips are recommended. It it an impressive building and our guide said that the tower block in the rear of the photo is going to be demolished.

Thank tonyrpayne
Reviewed April 2, 2017

if you take a boat tour here you will have a turn this is the end of the city at rabot sluice.great to have a canal tour in Ghent specially for lovers

Thank Jean-Paul D
Reviewed February 21, 2017

You can only see this building from the outside as it is not accessible to the public. You can get great photos from a nearby bridge or from the boat if you take a canal trip.

Thank jordanellie41
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