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Essentials

Essentials

What must you absolutely see and what is definitely not to be missed?

Belfry

Gent Belfort

Above the Ghent skyline towers the Old Belfry, lonely and grey, an iconic symbol of the past.

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St Bavo's Cathedral

Sint-Baafskathedraal Gent

A trove of art treasures: 22 altars, a Rococo pulpit in marble and oak and of course the exquisite highlight: "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" by the Van Eyck brothers.

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St Michael's Bridge

Sint-Michielsbrug Gent

Nowhere else can you see so many marvellous buildings in one glance as from St Michael’s Bridge. The monumental bridge can itself be better admired from the Graslei.

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Patershol

Patershol Gent

A cosy, picturesque neighbourhood in the shadow of the Castle of the Counts, with a pattern of streets that has been the same since mediaeval times.

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STAM - Ghent City Museum

STAM Gent

Ghent has something from every period of history and that also applies to the STAM - Ghent City museum: the 14th-century abbey, the 17th-century monastery and the new 21st-century development together form the Ghent City museum.

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What's On

Where is it?

Ghent inside out

Mark Murphy
Embedded thumbnail for One Hand Gone: Secrets of the Ghent Altarpiece "The Ghent Cathedral has a beautiful exterior but houses an even greater beauty within its walls. Professor Anne Grevenstein explains the Ghent Altarpiece and a few secrets of the Van Eyck brothers' masterpiece."
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet""Ghent, Belgium’s best kept secret""

Spotlight

Gent Belfort
Above the Ghent skyline towers the Old Belfry, lonely and grey, an iconic symbol of the past.
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