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Day Trip to Ghent

A March 2000 trip to Ghent by senowitc

Quote: The city of Ghent has a wonderful medieval city center. It is convenient to Brussels and makes an excellent day trip from there.

Day Trip to Ghent

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Overview

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The Castle of the Counts is an imposing medieval castle high on a hill overlooking the city center. Graslei is a picturesque street with a group of 'townhouses' built between the 1200s and 1600s. St. Bavo's Cathedral and the Belfry are two imposing structures which give the city center its character. Don't forget about Belgian chocolate, truly the best in the world.Quick Tips: Don't worry about finding accomodations in Ghent. It is only a 30 min. train ride from Brussels and you'll do much better finding a hotel there. Best Way To Get Around: Trains leave from Brussels hourly and the journey costs around round trip. From the main train station, Gent Sint-Pieters, tram #1 will t...Read More
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Excellent hotel in central Brussels. Conveniently located to attractions and subway station. Free buffet breakfast included with room which is the best I have had anywhere.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 11, 2000

Tulp Inn Brussels City Centre
17 Chaussee De Charleroi
Ghent, Belgium
(02) 539-0160

Saint Bavo Cathedral, Sint-Baafskathedraal

Attraction | "St. Bavo's Cathedral"

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St. Bavo's Cathedral is a beautiful structure. It compares favorably to many of the great churches of Europe. In addition to the stained glass and normal church fare, it contains two significant art works. The best known is probably 'The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb' by Jan Van Eyck. The other is 'The Conversion of St. Bavo' by Rubens.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 11, 2000

Saint Bavo Cathedral, Sint-Baafskathedraal
Sint-baafsplein (st. Bavo's Square)
Ghent, Belgium

Graslei

Attraction

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A very picturesque row of houses dating from as far back as the 1200's are located on this street. The houses are bordered by a canal in front which further adds to the visual appeal. Excellent opportunity for a memorable photograph.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 11, 2000

Graslei
Graslei
Ghent, Belgium

Gravensteen (Castle of the Counts of Flanders)

Attraction | "Castle of the Counts"

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Imposing medieval fortress perched high on a hill overlooking the city center dating from the late 1100's. The castle affords an excellent view of the city center. There is also a medieval torture museum located inside.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 11, 2000

Gravensteen (Castle of the Counts of Flanders)
Sint-veerleplein 11
Ghent, Belgium