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42 Things I Love About Ghent - Visit Gent

42 Things I Love About Ghent

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Matt Long

– January 27, 2013Posted in: Belgium, Destinations, Europe/Middle East

1. Relaxing in Citadel Park

2. Enjoying the works of the great Flemish Masters at the Museum of Fine Arts

3. Lunch at the Het Groot Vleeshuis for a taste of Ghent specialties

4. Climbing to the top of St. Bavo’s or the Gravensteen for amazing views of the city


5. Walking down the eclectic Graffiti Avenue

6. Walk back in time in the Patershol neighborhood


7. Tasting a flight of Gruut beers, brewed locally in Ghent

8. Admiring the many public squares of the city, most of which used to be execution sites

9. Walking around town and soaking up the atmosphere of a great university town

10. Admiring the amazing work of art van Eyck’s Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

11. Taking part in the massive Ghent music festival

12. Enjoying chocolate at the third-generation Van Hecke’s

13. Taking advantage of the many day trips easy to take from Ghent


14. Eating dinner at a canal-side restaurant

15. Ultra spicy Tierenteyn-Verlent mustard

16. Getting around town using the fantastic tram system

17. Discovering forgotten corners of the city hiding their own unique surprises

18. Learning about Ghent through the ages at the ultra-modern city museum, the STAM

19. Catching your breath with a coffee at Mokabon

20. Admiring the famous view of Ghent’s towers

21. Enjoy a meal overlooking St Baafskathedraal, at De Foyer


22. The strange but wonderful new city hall in Ghent

23. Cruising down the canals for a unique view of the city

24. Soaking up the history and tradition at St. Bavo’s Cathedral

25. Sampling the unusual chocolates at YUZU chocolatier

26. Finish your evening at the popular bar ‘t Velootje

27. Shopping along the Veldstraat

28. Staying at the perfectly located Ghent Marriott

29. Biking around town to see it like the locals do


30. Delicious sandwich made with Ganda Ham

31. Enjoying the grounds of the feudal Laarne Castle

32. Architecture and design aficionados will love visiting the Royal Dutch Theater

33. Enjoying the best waffles in town courtesy of the Max at Goudenleeuwplein

34. Walking across the picturesque St. Michael’s Bridge

35. Going upscale at the posh Sunday flower market

36. Going back in time at the Gravensteen Castle

37. People watching with a great Belgian beer


38. Hire a guide to get the best look at the history and culture of Ghent

39. An after dinner jenever shot

40. Did I mention the chocolate

41. Marveling at the innovation on display at the Design Museum

42. Going on a food walking tour of the city for insider’s tips on the best places to eat

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