72 Hours in Ghent

72 Hours in Ghent, Ghent, Belgium (B)

Ghent, strategically located at the confluence of the Lys and Scheldt Rivers was a powerful trading city during the medieval times, boomed during the industrial revolution starting in the 18th century, and today is Belgium’s largest student town. The dynamic city of Ghent is refreshing and trendy, while being full of history as highlighted by its varied architecture encompassing over a millennium, its contrasted art from the classic Flemish Primitive masters to funky street art, picturesque canals and gardens, authentic markets, excellent restaurants and great nightlife: an ideal off the beaten path city for the perfect eclectic city trip. In this article we list our must-do’s and reveal some hidden gems for you to craft your perfect 3-day itinerary in the vibrant capital of East Flanders.

The weather is definitely an element to take into account in Belgium, so experiences are described by theme so that you can just pick and choose based on your centres of interest and how sunny it is. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 72 Hours in Ghent
Guide Location: Belgium » Ghent
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Marcella Van Alphen
Read it on Author's Website: https://bestregardsfromfar.com/2021/01/26/72-hours-in-ghent-belgium/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Belfry
  • Graslei
  • Saint Michael’s Bridge
  • Korenlei
  • Ajuinlei
  • Vrijdagsmarkt
  • Sint-Jacobs church
  • Groentemarkt
  • Kouter
  • Vooruit Arts Centre
  • Patershol
  • Castle of the Counts
  • De Krook building
  • Devil’s Castle
  • Saint Bavo’s Abbey
  • Krommewal
  • Zuivelbrugstraat
  • Graffiti Street
  • Veldstraat
  • Saint Nicholas Church
  • Mason’s Guild Hall
  • Museum of Industry
  • Saint Peter’s Abbey
  • Museum of Fine Arts