Saint Nicholas Church

Saint Nicholas Church, Ghent

Saint Nicholas Church
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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dunadan
Lynnwood, WA2,409 contributions
Fantastic Church in Central Ghent
Jul 2019
This impressive church, right on the main square in Ghent, is an imposing presence. When we visited on our summer holiday, the Nave of the church was open, as it was hosting a flea market, with vendors selling everyone from paintings, vintage clothes, collectables, souvenirs, and more. While we got a good sense of the former grandeur of this ancient building, it was a bit run-down, and we couldn't access the choir, apse, and transept areas.
Written April 20, 2020
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Tim and Al
21 contributions
Impressive from the outside but closed for visitors most of the time
Mar 2020
A pity - they are open to visitors only during the summer half year. The outside architechture looks extremely interesting, both in daylight and even more so in the evening when it is illuminated.
Written March 11, 2020
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Sandro PB
Helmsange, Luxembourg131 contributions
Beautiful
Feb 2020
This is a really lovely example of church architecture of the period, and so beautifully kept. Handy hint - there are extremely clean public toilets right next to the church.
Written February 24, 2020
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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,521 contributions
Splendid church both inside and out
Aug 2019
This is an historic church from the 1200's. We took plenty of pictures outside because it looked so medieval and Gothic. Inside it was beautiful and solemn. We took more pictures and really enjoyed the experience. St. Bavo's Cathedral was nice too but we actually enjoyed Saint Nicholas a bit more
Written February 20, 2020
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,215 contributions
Lovely
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is really lovely church, a bit overshadowed by the glorious Cathedral which is quite near, but you should visit it a s well.
Written January 15, 2020
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Albia-Newton
Weston super Mare, UK3,605 contributions
Nice church
Dec 2019 • Couples
Light and vibrant in feel. Although Gothic in construction this church feels light and airy as you enter it

Great organ recital after Sunday mass
Written December 15, 2019
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ejfraser
Solihull, UK807 contributions
You Want High Ceilings?
Nov 2019
When you enter this beautiful church you cannot help being in awe of its height. They way it's been built makes it look like it's 4 storeys high.
The massive ornately carved wooden pulpit is awesome. I preferred this church to St.Bavos Cathedral, I found it more majestic and less ornate yet the stainglass and organ were great.
Part of the church that opens onto Korenmarkt was divided off and being used for a craft hall selling local artisan wares.
Like all the main sites in Ghent right in the city centre.
Written November 24, 2019
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Andrew B
Lincoln, UK10,306 contributions
A lovely church - well worth a visit
Oct 2019
This large and imposing church is in the city centre and very close to St Bavo's cathedral. High ceilings and a large painting over the altar. There is a lovely large wooden ornate pulpit and nice stained glass window. The organist was giving a lesson whilst I was there so had the benefit of some nice music.

Well worth a visit.
Written November 4, 2019
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Swintooh
High Wycombe, UK192 contributions
Great church!
Aug 2019
One of the must dos when visiting Ghent, lovely sculptures and paintings, decoration and lovely architecture. The only thing missing was presents - this is Santa Claus' church! Worth a 30 mins visit!
Written November 2, 2019
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Danièle D
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg162 contributions
Don‘t miss it
Oct 2019
There is more than just the cathedral and visiting other historic churches is worth the time if you enjoy sacral art and architecture.
Written October 31, 2019
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Saint Nicholas Church is open:
  • Mon - Mon 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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