Ghent is located in the Flanders region of Belgium. A beautiful city, Ghent was first established in the mid-600s, and thanks to its location (at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Leie) it rose to through the ranks to become one of Europe’s most popular and richest cities by the late-Middle Ages.
Although it is currently the second largest municipality in Europe, Ghent is often passed over by travellers in favour of it’s more famous neighbour Bruges. While the two cities have many things in common, including intricate canal systems and homes sporting the famous crow-stepped gable, the two towns are also very distinct.
Ghent is a “city with an interesting crossover between open cosmopolitanism and the quiet atmosphere of a provincial town.” (source) Ghent has struck the perfect balance of old world charm and modern convenience and is a must-see for anyone travelling through Belgium.
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