Day Trippers: An Afternoon in Ghent

Day Trippers: An Afternoon in Ghent, Ghent, Belgium (B)

Determined to see as much as I could during our visit to Belgium, we chose Bruges as our home base with a plan for quick trips to other nearby cities. Ghent, The 2nd largest municipality in Belgium, not only has beautiful architecture and a large medieval castle, but it was only 30 minutes away, making it the perfect day trip destination.

Purchasing our tickets at the station the day of, we traveled from the Bruges Station to the Gent-Sint Pieters Station. If you’re traveling with kids, keep in mind that under 12s are free on the trains in Belgium. Upon arrival to the Ghent station there are multiple ways to get into the city center, we chose to ride the tram.

Tram tickets are available outside from a machine or at the Ticket/Information office inside the Gent-Sint Pieters Station. Advised by the clerk to purchase one 10 ride ticket, all four of us rode roundtrip for a total of 14 euro. As soon as you board the tram you’ll validate your ticket once for each passenger and use the same ticket again on the way back. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Day Trippers: An Afternoon in Ghent
Guide Location: Belgium » Ghent
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Hilary Gudgel
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Korenmarkt
  • St. Nicolas’ Church
  • St. Bavo’s Cathedral
  • Ghent City Pavilion
  • Belfry
  • Gravensteen
  • graffiti street