You can get a brochure of a free (non-guided) walking tour of the most important sights in the old center of Ghent.How long you will need depends on how much time you spend everywhere, but count on minimum 2 hours and maximum up to a full day. Walking distances are very short. See also photo of the map...more
They make burgers as they should be made! A tasty piece of meat, fresh greens, and great bun. Cooked to you taste, with or without fries. You can sit inside or outside. They are just around the corner of the main shopping street Veldstraat.
A very well conserved example of a Gothic church from the 13th century, build in blue-stone from Tournai. Inside look up at the the roof with its supports and painted roof. For a great overview of the church, climb the Belfry where you can see the symmetrical construction of the church. The...more
Two streets, one on each side of the water in between. An incredible amount of great looking old houses. This must be one of the most amazing sights of Belgium, and Ghent in particular. Take you time to look around, and then do it a second time with binoculars. Or sit down on the terrace of the many bars...more
A real medieval castle still clearly showing its primal defense function. Don't expect a fancy interior. Instead you get a few rooms with armor, torture instruments and history. It is not stuffed with items, on the contrary, but all well explained. The castle itself is a maze of stairways,...more