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The old port

Centuries ago, here, at ‘Tusschen Brugghen’, people were hard at work. Graslei is where ships would unload their goods. The Cooremetershuys (guild house of the grain weighers), the Guild Hall of the Free Boatmen, het Spijker (a granary)... are all impressive reminders of the city's economic growth. Today, the Graslei and the Korenlei are all about relaxation and fun: enjoy the unique view, soak up the sunshine and sip a drink at one of the many outdoor cafes on this buzzing quayside, with your feet dangling just above the water of the river Lys.
This is the beating heart of Ghent’s city centre.



9000 Gent
Stadsplan: C3

In the neighbourhood


Vrijdagmarkt Gent
Jacob Van Artevelde became one of Ghent’s heroes when he succeeded in reversing the English boycott on wool imports. Thanks to him, the Ghent cloth industry could finally breathe again.
Gravensteen-site Gent
You are no longer in the historical heart of Ghent (the ‘kuip’), but on ‘s Gravensgrond (the count’s land).
Portus Ganda Gent
Ghent once consisted of an archipelago of no less than 72 islands.