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This 300-foot belfry tower symbolizes the power of the guilds and was constructed in 1314 to serve as Gent's watchtower. Since 1377,...

De Wereld van Kina (Kind en Natuur)

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This natural-history museum shares an ancient abbey with the Kunsthal Sint-Pieters Abdij, and exhibits cover geology, the evolution of...


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This magnificent row of guild houses in the original port area is best seen from across the river Leie on the Korenlei (Corn Quay).


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Surrounded by a moat, the Castle of the Counts of Flanders resembles an enormous battleship steaming down the sedate Lieve Canal. From...

Het Huis van Alijn

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The Folklore Museum, the Kraanlei waterfront, and the ancient Patershol district behind it form an enchanting group. The museum comprises...

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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