Ghent Journals

One day in Ghent

A January 2000 trip to Ghent by zabelle

Center of Ghent Photo, Ghent, Belgium More Photos
Quote: This was our first stop in Belgium and a wonderful experience.

One day in Ghent

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Overview

Center of Ghent Photo, Ghent, Belgium
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We came here to see an exhibit at the art museum and fell in love with this beautiful city. We were here in January when there were no crowds and we enjoyed watching the local children ice skate in the rink they have near the town square. But the highlight was St Bavo's Cathedral and Van Eyke's The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, it is a masterpiece in a category of its own and certainly worth the time it took to listen to the headphone tour.Quick Tips: Visit St Bavo's first thing in the morning, crowds build up even in the off season to see 'The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb'. If you like art the cathedral also has a Rubens. The square is also home to the Belfry and several very nice lace shops...Read More

VanHercke Bed and Breakfast

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Hotel

VanHercke Bed and Breakfast Photo, Laarne, Belgium
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We spent three wonderful nights at this delightful bed and breakfast. Joe had the blue cottage and Al and I had the green. They are beautiful stone cottages with fireplaces, bright modern bathrooms,a tv, a wooden kitchen table that seats 4 and a sofa which can be opened into a bed. There is a small galley style kitchen where I fixed our evening meals. The fridge comes with some supplies which you can make use of ( the prices are listed) but there is plenty of room for everything we bought. One thing I did use in the fridge was Belgian Beer. There is a very interesting stock of different beers and...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 24, 2000

VanHercke Bed and Breakfast
Meerskant 18
Laarne, Belgium 9270
(32) 9-2304128