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“Best kept secret in Europe”
Review of Ghent City Center

Ghent City Center
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Ghent, Belgium
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best kept secret in Europe”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Amazing architecture, great shopping, a buzzing university town with lots to do and see.
Watch out for the trams if you are driving and not used to them!

Visited July 2014
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Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“another perfect stay in Ghent”
Reviewed August 8, 2014

Its always fun coming back to this nice city, good restaurants and shops..and the nice surroundings beautifull canal

Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Best Base for Seeing Belgium”
Reviewed August 8, 2014

Because of its proximity to other major tourist regions in Belgium, we recommend Ghent as a base for visiting Belgium. To get the best from Ghent we have found that our location close to Portus Ganda (and Ghent Dampoort train station) has been ideal. Everywhere in Ghent has been an easy walk, and the local neighbourhoods all pleasant. If you email me I am happy to share information about the area and apartment where we are staying. For us the absence of crowds (tourists & locals) and traffic noise) are important factors when selecting a town and area to stay.

Visited August 2014
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Ghent, Belgium
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61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“An absolute must when in Belgium”
Reviewed August 8, 2014

Ghent City Center is definitely worth a visit and not as extremely tourist crowded as its counterpart Bruges. Enjoy the Graslei and Korenlei, the medieval Castle of the Counts, the view from St. Michael's bridge towards the three towers and towards the castle, as well as the lights at night. Stroll through the shopping streets and enjoy the many restaurants with roadside terraces in summer. Some people come for the 'Gentse Feesten' in July where so many festivities and street events take place. Others prefer the more quiet days. I like it especially on the quiet and sunny summer Sunday mornings, when traffic and business is less hectic.

Visited August 2014
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Cambridge
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Go to Ghent!”
Reviewed August 7, 2014

We love Belgium, and have been many times over a number of years... but we didn't realise what a beautiful place Ghent is... the buildings and canals, museums, restaurants, shops... it is less 'chocolate box' than one of its neighbours, but feels more 'real'.

Visited August 2014
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