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Architectuur

De Krook

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De Krook
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De Krook
Library and open house for knowledge, culture and innovation
Description DT(short 390): 
It is a place where knowledge, creativity and innovation are shared. Alongside the main library in Ghent's public library network, you will also find the offices of imec (a digital research and incubation centre), experimentation labs and Ghent University's radio studio. The building also includes a multi-purpose room, a study room and a reading café.
Summary: 
Library and open house for knowledge, culture and innovation
Category: 
Monuments & Architecture
Tags (sleutelwoorden): 
Architectuur
Cultuurhuis
Kindvriendelijk
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Tourists
Groups
Datatafel
Press
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This architectural work of art is a unique meeting place for residents, students and visitors. You can meet other people there, discover culture, enjoy a quiet drink or even try out innovations and technologies like 3D printing and virtual reality for yourself. As well as connecting people, the building links the Historic Centre with the Art Quarter.

A wonderful piece of architecture
The monumental building, which incorporates works by artist Michaël Borremans, was designed by the Ghent architecture firm Coussée & Goris Architecten and their partner TV RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes. This Spanish architecture firm also won the Pritzker Prize this year, the highest international distinction for architecture!

Various institutions work together and offer services at the site. They are known collectively as ‘the inhabitants of De Krook’. In addition to the city library, Imec (the Flemish research centre for nanoelectronics and digital technologies) and UGent are housed at De Krook.

The building also includes a multi-purpose room, a study room and a reading café.

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De Krook Gent
De Krook Gent
De Krook Gent
De Krook Gent
De Krook Gent
De Krook Gent
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Architecture
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Brochure: 
Visitor’s city guide Ghent
Address/Contact: 
De Krook
Nearest busstop: 
Zuid
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Toegankelijk voor publiek
Openinghours: 
De Krook

City pavilion

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City pavilion
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City pavilion
Description DT(short 390): 
The multifunctional and open city pavilion is an architectural masterpiece designed by the architects Robbrecht & Daem / Marie-José Van Hee. The roof structure and the use of glass, wood and concrete are very striking. This location can host concerts, dance performances and markets. Discover the ‘grand café’ hidden under the city pavilion.
Summary: 
The city pavilion is one of Ghent's new architectural highlights.
Category: 
Monuments & Architecture
Tags (sleutelwoorden): 
Architectuur
Historisch centrum
Hip & trendy
Target: 
Tourists
Datatafel
Stadswandeling
TOV / TVL
Toeristische gids
Pedestrian signage: 
Stadhuis
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The multifunctional and open city pavilion is an architectural masterpiece designed by the architects Robbrecht & Daem / Marie-José Van Hee. The roof structure and the use of glass, wood and concrete are very striking. This location can host concerts, dance performances and markets.

Discover the ‘grand café’ hidden under the city pavilion: the semi-underground ‘Belfort Stadscafé en Stadsrestaurant’ is already a bubbly establishment which can cater for 300 people. Head over there for a drink, a daily special or a selection of the à la carte menu.

The city park on the lower level is surrounded by a stone wall. This is the place to be if you’re looking to relax, read or simply hang around. Stairs and ramps connect the park with the street levels higher up. Diagonal walking paths connect the Donkersteeg with the Mageleinstraat and Cataloniëstraat, inviting you to shop and enjoy a stroll.

The existing art elements – the Minne sculptures and the Mathildis clock – were given a new place in the design.

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Stadshal Gent - Robbrecht & Daem / Marie-José Van Hee architecten
Stadshal Gent - Robbrecht & Daem / Marie-José Van Hee architecten
Stadshal Gent - Robbrecht & Daem / Marie-José Van Hee architecten
Stadshal Gent - Robbrecht & Daem / Marie-José Van Hee architecten
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Architecture
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Brochure: 
City pavilion Ghent
Address/Contact: 
Stadshal
Nearest busstop: 
Korenmarkt
Second busstop: 
Gravensteen
Flickr tag: 
stadshal, gent
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Toegankelijk voor publiek

KAA Gent football stadium

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KAA Gent football stadium
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KAA Gent football stadium
Description DT(short 390): 
Since July 2013 Ghent’s football club, KAA Gent, plays its home matches at the brand new Ghelamco Arena. This stadium was built on the club's new premises, by the junction of the E17 and E40 motorways, just outside the city. The arena, which seats 20,000 supporters, is Europe's most modern stadium. An attraction in itself!
Summary: 
Since July 2013 Ghent’s football club, KAA Gent, plays its home matches at the brand new Ghelamco Arena.
Category: 
Monuments & Architecture
Sport
Tags (sleutelwoorden): 
Sport
Topsport
Architectuur
Target: 
Tourists
Groups
Datatafel
Twitter: 
Arteveldestadion, Gent
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Since July 2013 Ghent’s football club, KAA Gent, plays its home matches at the brand new Ghelamco Arena. This stadium was built on the club's new premises, by the junction of the E17 and E40 motorways, just outside the city. The arena, which seats 20,000 supporters, is Europe's most modern stadium. An attraction in itself!

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Ghelamco Arena Gent
Ghelamco Arena Gent
Ghelamco Arena Gent
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Sports
Architecture
Football
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Address/Contact: 
KAA Gent
KAA Gent Oefencomplex
Nearest busstop: 
Arteveldepark
Second busstop: 
Proeftuinstraat
Category groepen: 
Sport & spel
Flickr tag: 
Ghelamco, gent
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Toegankelijk voor publiek

Hotel dHane Steenhuyse

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Hotel d'Hane Steenhuyse
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Hotel d'Hane Steenhuyse
Description DT(short 390): 
In the middle of Veldstraat pause in front of the beautiful facade in typical Ghent rococo style. In 1815, the French king Louis XVIII stayed in this building. Today you can admire the luxurious interiors and salons of that period every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, together with Hotel Clemmen. Guided tours in Dutch, French and English start at 2.30 p.m.
Summary: 
In his 1767 building application, the German Count Emmanuel Ignace d'Hane asked for permission to rebuild the front of his house, located in the Veldstraat.
Category: 
CityCard Gent
Monuments & Architecture
Tags (sleutelwoorden): 
Museum
Geschiedenis
Kouter-site
Historisch centrum
CityCard Gent
Target: 
Tourists
Groups
Datatafel
Toeristische gids
Info for groups: 

Groups (incl. schools) can enjoy a guided tour on Thursday morning or afternoon.

Pedestrian signage: 
Hotel d’Hane-Steenhuyse
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In his 1767 building application, the German Count Emmanuel Ignace d’Hane asked for permission to rebuild the front of his house, located in the Veldstraat, for the further adornment of our city. The result is a splendid façade in typical Ghent rococo style. In 1815, the French king Louis XVIII stayed in this building.

Guided tour: Museum Arnold Vander Haeghen + Hotel d’Hane Steenhuyse: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2.30 p.m. (NL, FR, EN). Meeting in the gatehouse of the Museum Arnold Vander Haeghen.

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Hotel d´Hane-Steenhuyse Gent
All-in CityCard Gent
Hotel d´Hane-Steenhuyse Gent
Hotel d´Hane-Steenhuyse Gent
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Architecture
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Pearls in the city
Address/Contact: 
Hotel d'Hane-Steenhuyse
Uitbureau Gent vzw
BoekjeBezoek

price

Basic price
€6.00
Reduction -19 years
€0.00
Groups
€85.00
Schools
€70.00
Accessible with a CityCard Gent
€0.00
Info hours: 

From Monday till Thursday only for groups upon prior booking.

Nearest busstop: 
Zonnestraat
Second busstop: 
Korenmarkt
Flickr tag: 
Hane-Steenhuyse, museum, Gent
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Niet toegankelijk voor publiek
Openinghours: 
Hotel d'Haene Steenhuyse

Episcopal Palace

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Episcopal Palace
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Episcopal Palace
Protected building and garden
Description DT(short 390): 
The administrative seat of the diocese of Ghent and the bishop’s residence is a dazzling white building. It was built in 1845 to the east of St Bavo’s Cathedral, in the location of the former cemetery.
Summary: 
Behind the Castle of Gerald the Devil looms the imposing dome of...
Category: 
Monuments & Architecture
Tags (sleutelwoorden): 
Historisch centrum
Torens-site
Monument
Architectuur
Target: 
Tourists
Datatafel
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* Small picture
Description: 

Behind the Castle of Gerald the Devil looms the imposing dome of the National Bank. Opposite is the dazzlingly white Episcopal Palace. The new Wijdenaard Bridge connects the banks of the Lower Scheldt which was filled in years ago and and by 2011 it will be restored to its original glory.

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Bisschoppelijk Paleis Gent
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Architecture
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Address/Contact: 
Bisschoppelijk Paleis
Toegankelijk publiek: 
Niet toegankelijk voor publiek

University Auditorium

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University Auditorium
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University Auditorium
The University's palace
Description DT(short 390): 
Eight Corinthian pillars crowned with a triangular pediment. In 2000, they inspired the artist Jan Fabre to create an installation which caught the attention of CNN but received a lot of criticism in Belgium: he wrapped the columns in fresh ham. Unfortunately, the ham did not stay fresh and had to be removed earlier than planned.
Summary: 
Eight Corinthian pillars crowned with a triangular pediment. The auditorium hosts proclamations...
Category: 
Monuments & Architecture
Tags (sleutelwoorden): 
Venue
Verhuur
Zakelijk
Congres
Architectuur
Universiteit Gent
Monument
Target: 
Tourists
Datatafel
Pedestrian signage: 
Aula
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** Medium picture
Description: 

Eight Corinthian pillars crowned with a triangular pediment. The auditorium hosts proclamations during which degrees and honorary doctorates are presented.

In 2000, they inspired the artist Jan Fabre to create an installation catching the attention of CNN but receiving a lot of criticism in Belgium: he wrapped the columns in smoked ham. Unfortunately, the ham did not stay fresh and had to be removed earlier than planned.

Images: 
Aula Gent
Category datatable: 
Architecture
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0
Brochure: 
Visitor’s city guide Ghent
Address/Contact: 
Aula van de universiteit Gent
Nearest busstop: 
Korenmarkt
Second busstop: 
Kouter
Toegankelijk publiek: 
Niet toegankelijk voor publiek

Hof van Rijhove

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Hof van Rijhove
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Hof van Rijhove
Hof van Rijhove
Description DT(short 390): 
The first burghers built stone houses to distinguish themselves from the ordinary people. Ryhovensteen was built in the twelfth-thirteenth centuries. The beautiful garden symbolises the four seasons. The centuries-old mulberry tree still bears fruit every year.
Summary: 
Originally a 14th-century castle, the restored Hof van Rijhove illustrates the development of seven centuries of domestic culture in an authentic Ghent mansion.
Category: 
Green Ghent
Monuments & Architecture
Tags (sleutelwoorden): 
Architectuur
Monument
Historisch centrum
Vrijdagmarkt-site
Target: 
Tourists
Datatafel
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* Small picture
Description: 

Originally a 14th-century castle, the restored Hof van Rijhove illustrates the development of seven centuries of domestic culture in an authentic Ghent mansion. Between the historic walls, a ‘medieval’ garden was laid out with a historically authentic range of plants. The “Pand” is now home to the offices of various city departments.

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Hof van Rijhove Gent
Hof van Rijhove Gent
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Architecture
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Address/Contact: 
Hof van Rijhove
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Niet toegankelijk voor publiek

Law Courts

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Law Courts
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Law Courts
Law Courts
Description DT(short 390): 
To solve the problem of the permanent lack of space in this neo-classical building dating back to 1846, a modern building for the law courts was erected on the edge of the city. Nevertheless, today the old law courts are still used. This is usually the place where a shopping trip at Veldstraat starts and/or ends.
Summary: 
To solve the permanent lack of space, a modern building for the law courts was built on the edge of the city.
Category: 
Monuments & Architecture
Tags (sleutelwoorden): 
Monument
Architectuur
Historisch centrum
Kouter-site
Target: 
Tourists
Datatafel
Pedestrian signage: 
Justitiepaleis
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* Small picture
Description: 

This building has been in use for more than 160 years.
To solve the problem of the permanent lack of space in this neo-classical building, a modern building for the law courts was erected on the edge of the city.
Today the old law courts are still used by the Assize Court and the Court of Appeal. This is the spot where many shopping trips at Veldstraat begin and end.

Images: 
Justitiepaleis Gent
Justitiepaleis Gent
Category datatable: 
Architecture
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0
Brochure: 
Visitor’s city guide Ghent
Address/Contact: 
Justitiepaleis
Flickr tag: 
justitiepaleis, gent
Toegankelijk publiek: 
Niet toegankelijk voor publiek

Vooruit Arts Centre

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Arts Centre Vooruit
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Arts Centre Vooruit
Arts Centre Vooruit
Description DT(short 390): 
This bustling art centre is housed in an impressive 100-year-old monument and offers a variety of cultural events. The focus is on the performing arts, music, books and city and transition. The spacious Art Deco café and the modern patio at the side of the building are a meeting place for a snack, drink and chat.
Summary: 
Dance, theatre, performance, literature and a generous portion of rock "n" roll.
Category: 
CityCard Gent
Monuments & Architecture
Tags (sleutelwoorden): 
Cultuurhuis
Theater
Concert
Architectuur
Zuid-site
Kunstenkwartier
Muziek
Muziekstad
Uitgaan
Nachtleven
Target: 
Tourists
Datatafel
Pedestrian signage: 
Vooruit Kunstencentrum
Priority data table: 
** Medium picture
Description: 

This bustling art centre is housed in an impressive 100-year-old monument and offers a variety of cultural events. The focus is on the performing arts, music, books and city and transition.

The spacious Art Deco café and the modern patio at the side of the building are a meeting place for a snack, drink and chat.

Images: 
Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent - Buitenkant
Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent
Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent © Karin Borghouts
Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent © Karin Borghouts
Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent © Karin Borghouts
Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent
Category datatable: 
Architecture
Weight: 
0
Brochure: 
Visitor’s city guide Ghent
Address/Contact: 
Vooruit
Ticketbalie Vooruit
Nearest busstop: 
Bagattenstraat
Second busstop: 
Zuid
Niche: 
Muziek
Flickr tag: 
kunstencentrum, vooruit, ghent
Toegankelijk publiek: 
Niet toegankelijk voor publiek

Masons' Guild Hall

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Masons' Guild Hall
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Masons' Guild Hall
Masons' Guild Hall
Description DT(short 390): 
On the corner of Sint-Niklaasstraat is the only original 16th-century Masons’ Guild Hall. The Graslei boasts an exact copy that was rebuilt for the World Exhibition in 1913. The original Masons’ Guild Hall had in fact disappeared behind some facades and had then been… forgotten.
Summary: 
Opposite St Nicholas’ Church, on the other side of the street, is the original 16th-century Masons’ Guild Hall.
Category: 
Monuments & Architecture
Tags (sleutelwoorden): 
Monument
Torens-site
Historisch centrum
Architectuur
Target: 
Tourists
Datatafel
Stadswandeling
Priority data table: 
* Small picture
Description: 

Opposite St Nicholas’ Church, on the other side of the street, is the original 16th-century Masons’ Guild Hall. On top of the stepped gable, six dancers turn merrily with the wind. Beneath the building is a 13th-century cellar.

The original Masons’ Guild Hall, indeed. Because there is also an exact copy on the Graslei. This was rebuilt for the World Exhibition in 1913 using the original plans. As it happens, the original had disappeared behind some ugly walls and had then been… forgotten. Until it was rediscovered during renovation work in 1976.

Images: 
Metselaarshuis Gent
Metselaarshuis Gent
Category datatable: 
Architecture
Weight: 
0
Brochure: 
Visitor’s city guide Ghent
Address/Contact: 
Metselaarshuis
Nearest busstop: 
Korenmarkt
Flickr tag: 
metselaarshuis, gent,
Toegankelijk publiek: 
Niet toegankelijk voor publiek

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