Graslei and Korenlei
Graslei and Korenlei
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  • Ramon
    416 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really beautiful
    Not much to add to most reviews. This place really looks great and has an awesome athmosphere to it. Only minus are the huge crowds that grow during the day, in the forenoon or especially morning it's less crowded. But all of that is of course to be expected.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 24, 2023
  • ldgp14
    Walsall, United Kingdom2,826 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful waterfront
    The Graslei and Korenlei are the heart of Ghent and are a can't miss on your visit there. The buildings are beautiful to look at and when you add in the river too, this has to be one of the best city centers in Europe. If you were unsure whether to visit Ghent seeing photos of here should make up your mind.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 2, 2023
  • MORFINS TRAVEL
    Mexico City, Mexico5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Picturesque Haven in Ghent - Graslei and Korenlei Delight!
    Our visit to the Graslei and Korenlei area in Ghent left us utterly enchanted! This charming location boasts an atmosphere that's perfect for leisurely strolls and relaxing moments, making it an absolute must-see during your travels. The ambiance in Graslei and Korenlei is something out of a fairy tale. The cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and scenic waterways create a truly magical setting. Whether you're taking a leisurely walk along the canals or simply finding a cozy spot to sit and unwind, the atmosphere is simply captivating. This area is a haven for both locals and visitors seeking a tranquil escape from the bustling city life. The opportunity to relax by the water's edge or enjoy the vibrant energy of the surrounding cafes and restaurants is an experience that can't be missed. One of the greatest advantages is its accessibility from Brussels. A day trip by train to Ghent is not only convenient but also rewarding. The journey itself offers picturesque views of the Belgian countryside, and once you arrive, the Graslei and Korenlei area beckons with its undeniable charm. In conclusion, if you're in Belgium, a day trip to the Graslei and Korenlei area in Ghent is well worth it. The atmosphere, the history, and the overall tranquility make it a perfect spot for leisurely exploration and relaxation. Whether you're traveling from near or far, the allure of this enchanting location is sure to leave you captivated.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 16, 2023
  • travelinspiration
    Dallas, Texas343 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our favorite area in Ghent along with city centre!
    Absolutely loved this charming area - so idyllic esp. on nice weather days, great to wander the shops and eateries while also exploring the churches, St.Michaels Bridge, Castle not far away, and all of city center - equally fantastic/must see spots!!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 14, 2023
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MORFINS TRAVEL
Mexico City, Mexico5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Our visit to the Graslei and Korenlei area in Ghent left us utterly enchanted! This charming location boasts an atmosphere that's perfect for leisurely strolls and relaxing moments, making it an absolute must-see during your travels.

The ambiance in Graslei and Korenlei is something out of a fairy tale. The cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and scenic waterways create a truly magical setting. Whether you're taking a leisurely walk along the canals or simply finding a cozy spot to sit and unwind, the atmosphere is simply captivating.

This area is a haven for both locals and visitors seeking a tranquil escape from the bustling city life. The opportunity to relax by the water's edge or enjoy the vibrant energy of the surrounding cafes and restaurants is an experience that can't be missed.

One of the greatest advantages is its accessibility from Brussels. A day trip by train to Ghent is not only convenient but also rewarding. The journey itself offers picturesque views of the Belgian countryside, and once you arrive, the Graslei and Korenlei area beckons with its undeniable charm.

In conclusion, if you're in Belgium, a day trip to the Graslei and Korenlei area in Ghent is well worth it. The atmosphere, the history, and the overall tranquility make it a perfect spot for leisurely exploration and relaxation. Whether you're traveling from near or far, the allure of this enchanting location is sure to leave you captivated.
Written August 16, 2023
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Daniele H
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Beautiful place to visit and walk around. Nice restaurants on both sides of the river. Also, there are boat tours available. Can be visited while walking around Ghent city center and visiting different attractions
Written August 6, 2022
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WanderingOttersons
Denver, CO1,380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
If you’re visiting the main churches and Saint Michael’s Bridge, then you are already here. The historic buildings on both sides of the river are impressive. There are several food and rink options lining this area as well as canal tour options. You are right in the heart of the tourist area here and while it is VERY busy, it’s just too impressive and cool not to come by and spend some time anyway.
Written August 9, 2022
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Jan L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This is literally the most beautiful view in Ghent, and one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Stand on Sint Michielsbrug and gaze to the left at the Korenlei. Then slowly move gaze across the water to the Graslei and the old Postal Office. Once you have seen this, you can start exploring Ghent, including the medieval Gravensteen (Castle of the Counts) which is less than a stone's throw away (if you are really good at throwing stones).
This is Ghent at its most essential.
Written September 22, 2022
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Ramon
416 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Not much to add to most reviews. This place really looks great and has an awesome athmosphere to it. Only minus are the huge crowds that grow during the day, in the forenoon or especially morning it's less crowded. But all of that is of course to be expected.
Written March 25, 2023
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ldgp14
Walsall, UK2,826 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The Graslei and Korenlei are the heart of Ghent and are a can't miss on your visit there. The buildings are beautiful to look at and when you add in the river too, this has to be one of the best city centers in Europe. If you were unsure whether to visit Ghent seeing photos of here should make up your mind.
Written June 3, 2023
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Ali
Holywell, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We visited Ghent whilst we were staying in Brussels. We would highly recommend visiting if you can. We decided to do a boat tour and so glad we did. We were able to get some amazing photographs of the place. The 50 minute boat trip was informative and well worth the money. Would highly recommend and would return.
Written October 30, 2022
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travelinspiration
Dallas, TX343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Absolutely loved this charming area - so idyllic esp. on nice weather days, great to wander the shops and eateries while also exploring the churches, St.Michaels Bridge, Castle not far away, and all of city center - equally fantastic/must see spots!!
Written September 14, 2023
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Fillenia S
Athens, Greece177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Α medieval city located between Brussels and Brugge. It is really unexpected what you see when you reach the city center. It is like a journey in time. The lights of night are fantastic. Walking by the riverside is a must.
Written February 5, 2023
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Ioannis Vasileiadis
Athens, Greece140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
Such a romantic location with all the lights from the wine bars especially during the night. The whole atmosphere is fantastic! You will understand the good vibes for the first moment there! I absolutely recommend it!!
Written December 13, 2021
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