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Green Ghent

Green Ghent

Besides the large municipal parks in Ghent you’ll find increasing numbers of smaller, slightly hidden green spots tucked away in quieter corners of the city. These provide a bit of breathing room and peace. What few people realise (even citizens of Ghent!) is that the city of Ghent actually has a quite beautiful nature reserve at its disposal.

St Bavo's Abbey

Sint-Baafsabdij Gent

You are on historic ground here. In the 7th century, Amandus van Gent founded St Bavo’s Abbey here in an attempt to convert the inhabitants of this city of Ganda.

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Hof van Rijhove

Hof van Rijhove Gent

Originally a 14th-century castle, the restored Hof van Rijhove illustrates the development of seven centuries of domestic culture in an authentic Ghent mansion.

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