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Klein Begijnhof

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Founded in 1234 by Countess Joanna of Constantinople, the Small Beguinage is the best preserved of Gent's three beguinages, which housed...


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The main Corn Market square is fringed with gabled buildings, cafés, and shops; it's also the site of one of the city's busiest tram...

Kunsthal Sint-Pieters Abdij

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There has been an abbey on this site since the 7th century, and during the Middle Ages it was one of the richest and most important Flemish...

Museum Arnold Vander Haeghen

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Three of Gent's favorite locals are honored in this 18th-century former governor's home, which can be visited with a guide every Friday...

Museum voor Schone Kunsten (M.S.K.)

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This is one of Belgium's finest museums, and its temporary exhibitions are usually exceptional. Built in 1902 at the edge of Citadelpark,...


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Explore the history of Gent through nine rooms, documenting significant moments in its past. Each room addresses a different era, from...


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The ornate Brabantine Gothic St. Bavo's Cathedral, begun in the austere 13th century but finished in the 16th century, dramatically rises...


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Perhaps Belgian's best example of Scheldt-Gothic, St. Nicholas's Church was built in the 11th century in Romanesque style, destroyed...


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The Town Hall is an early example of what excessive taxes can do to a city. In 1516, Antwerp's Domien de Waghemakere and Mechelen's Rombout...

Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.)

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Located in a former flower show hall, this edgy, contemporary art gallery couldn't be farther removed from its dainty origins. Known...