43 Sights in Ghent, Belgium (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Ghent, Belgium. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 43 sights are available in Ghent, Belgium.

Sightseeing Tours in Ghent

1. Saint Bavo Cathedral

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Saint Bavo's Cathedral, also known as Sint-Baafs Cathedral, is a cathedral of the Catholic Church in Ghent, Belgium. The 89-meter-tall Gothic building is the seat of the Diocese of Ghent and is named for Saint Bavo of Ghent. It contains the well-known Ghent Altarpiece.

Wikipedia: St Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent (EN), Heritage Website

2. Belfort

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The Belfry of Ghent is one of three medieval towers that overlook the old city centre of Ghent, Belgium; the other two belonging to Saint Bavo Cathedral and Saint Nicholas' Church. Its height of 91 metres (299 ft) makes it the tallest belfry in Belgium. The belfry of Ghent, together with its attached buildings, belongs to the set of Belfries of Belgium and France, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Wikipedia: Belfry of Ghent (EN), Heritage Website

3. Castle of the Counts

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Castle of the Counts Marc Ryckaert (MJJR) / CC BY 3.0

The Gravensteen is a medieval castle at Ghent, East Flanders in Belgium. The current castle dates from 1180 and was the residence of the Counts of Flanders until 1353. It was subsequently re-purposed as a court, prison, mint, and even as a cotton factory. It was restored over 1893–1903 and is now a museum and a major landmark in the city.

Wikipedia: Gravensteen (EN), Website, Heritage Website

4. Pontbrug

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The Pontbrug is a concrete arch bridge that connects the Village Center of Drongen in the East Flanders Capital Ghent with the Assels and the residential area of Drie Leien in Afnee, also a part of Ghent. The Pontbrug over an arm of the river Leie is the only access road to these neighborhoods for car traffic, since they are on an island between two Leie-arms and the Ringvaart. The Leie is in fact a northern branch here, which flows from the three slates along the abbey and the Gemeenteplein of Drongen to Ossemeersen and Ghent. This Leie arm is not usable for shipping. After all, the connection with the Ringvaart is an extremely low passage.

Wikipedia: Pontbrug (Drongen) (NL), Heritage Website

5. Sint-Coletakerk

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The Saint Coletakerk is a church in the Belgian city of Ghent. The church is located in the south of the city centre, between the Hill Gate and the railway. It is a neo-Gothic church with three beechs and five travees attributed to Auguste Van Assche or one of its followers. The intersection tower was built in 1911, according to Gerard De Meyer's design. The church is located between the other buildings and is only on the street side by front. This church has existed in its 124 years, but two organists who have played the organ for a whole lifetime. The last of the two was Edgard Guns who has been a pre-organist for over 70 years.

Wikipedia: Sint-Coletakerk (NL), Heritage Website

6. Westerbegraafplaats

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The Westerbegraafplaats is a large cemetery in the Belgian city of Ghent. The cemetery is located in the north -west of the city center on the territory of the Mariakerke district, at Palinghuizen 143, between the Bloemekenswijk and Kolegem. Just like Campo Santo, she is characterized by the presence of monumental graves, dedicated to the rich bourgeoisie of Ghent and a garden architecture that makes it a sight. The cemetery was protected as a monument in 1996 with its access, gatehouse, walled and digging, just like two war memorials in the cemetery.

Wikipedia: Westerbegraafplaats (Gent) (NL), Heritage Website

7. Hogeschool Gent: Koninklijk Conservatorium

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HOGENT is one of the 17 Flemish universities of applied sciences. It was created in 1995 during the reform of higher education in Flanders from a merger of thirteen educational institutions. The branches of the university of applied sciences are spread across Ghent, Aalst, Melle, Lokeren and Bottelare:Campus Aalst Campus Bijloke Campus Grote Sikkel Campus Ledeganck Campus Lokeren Campus Melle Campus Mercator Campus Schoonmeersen Campus Vesalius Proefhoeve Bottelare Site Geraard de Duivelstraat Site Buchtenstraat (FTI-Lab) Gymnasium

Wikipedia: Hogeschool Gent (NL)

8. Arnold Vander Haeghen

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Arnold Vander Haeghen Mertens, Joeri / CC BY 4.0

The Arnold Vander Haeghen Museum in mansion Hotel Clemmen is a museum in Veldstraat in the Flemish city of Ghent. Highlights of the collection include a reconstruction of the office and the library of the Belgian Nobel Prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck, the cabinets of Charles Doudelet and Victor Stuyvaert and a Chinese salon. The museum is located in the building of the former Hotel Clemmen, a patrician house that was built in 1746 to a design by David 't Kindt.

Wikipedia: Museum Arnold Vander Haeghen (NL), Heritage Website

9. Plantentuin UGent

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Ghent University Botanic Garden is the botanical garden of Ghent University and is located next to the Ledeganck complex, on the edge of the Citadel Park in Ghent. The Botanic Garden is a member of the Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta and affiliated with Botanic Gardens Conservation International, a non-profit organization that unites botanical gardens in a worldwide collaborative network to achieve the conservation of plant biodiversity.

Wikipedia: Plantentuin Universiteit Gent (NL)

10. Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen

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Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen pvhuf / CC BY 2.5

Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen is a nature reserve on the outskirts of the Belgian city of Ghent. It lies mainly in the district of Mariakerke and covers 230 hectares. It mostly consists of wet, often flooded, meadows interspersed with ditches and canals, and is an important wintering area for water birds. It acts as a buffer zone between the city and the R4 ring road's noise-reducing barriers have been erected to lessen the road's impact on the wildlife.

Wikipedia: Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen (EN), Heritage Website

11. Academie De Kunstbrug

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The Academy of Art Bridge Ghent, formerly Music Academy Emiel Hullbroeck is a music academy in the Braemkastel in Gentbrugge, formerly named after the Flemish composer Emiel Hullebroeck with director Michael De Weert. The academy has seven departments in different locations in Ghent. The main school is located in the former town hall of Gentbrugge, converted into a music academy with 3 parts: music, word and dance.

Wikipedia: Academie de Kunstbrug Gent (NL)

12. Stadsmuseum Gent

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The Ghent City Museum is a museum in the Belgian city of Ghent. The museum exposes the city history and opened its doors on 9 October 2010. With respect to the collection that is shown, the history of this museum goes back to 1833, the year in which the Oudheidkundig Museum van de Bijloke in Ghent was founded. In 1928 the museum was situated in the Bijloke abbey - this led to the name Bijlokemuseum.

Wikipedia: Ghent City Museum (EN), Website

13. Design Museum Gent

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Design Museum Gent is a museum in Ghent with an extensive collection of Belgian and international design. The collection includes designs from the Art Nouveau of Henry Van de Velde to contemporary avant-garde design. The museum complex, located in the tourist heart of the city of Ghent, consists of an 18th-century mansion and a modern wing. It is one of the twenty most visited museums in Belgium.

Wikipedia: Design museum Gent (NL)

14. Sint-Michielsbrug

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The Sint-Michielsbrug is a stone arch bridge in the center of the Belgian city of Ghent. The bridge is over the Leie, on the south side of the Graslei and the Korenlei. The current monumental bridge was built in the period 1905-1909, after the founding of the post building. Both the Sint-Michielsbrug and the Old Postgebouw are creations by architect Louis Cloquet.

Wikipedia: Sint-Michielsbrug (NL), Heritage Website

15. Maaltebruggekasteel

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Maaltebruggekasteel Donar Reiskoffer / CC BY 3.0

The Maaltebrug coastal, located in the Maaltebrugpark on the Ghent city edge, probably dates from 1754 and was called Château Maaltebrugge at the beginning of the 19th century. It was the country house for the De Hemptinne family in the summer months. The castle itself is built in classicist style, but the adjacent Maaltebrug -castle chapel is neo -gothic.

Wikipedia: Maaltebruggekasteel (NL)

16. Koning Albertpark

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The Koning Albertpark, also known as Zuidpark, is a city park in the Belgian city of Ghent. The park is located in the southeast of the city center, between Woodrow Wilson Square and the B401 motorway exits that terminate at Zuidpark in the city. It is a neo-baroque park, where the other parks in the city are mostly laid out in English landscape style.

Wikipedia: King Albert Park, Ghent (EN)

17. Sint-Salvatorkerk

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The Holy Christmas Church or Saint Salvator's Church is a church in the Belgian city of Ghent. The church is located in the north of the medieval city center. The church was protected as a monument in 1943. In the Ghent dialect it is called Seleskest, and that name is also used for the parish or the neighborhood around the church.

Wikipedia: Heilige Kerstkerk (NL), Heritage Website

18. Peperbus

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The Pepperbus is a remnant of the former city of Ghent in the Flemish city of Ghent. The small, monumental waiting tower is of the type of renowned tower or arcle and located on the Isabellaai, on the shore of the Muinkschelde. The pepper bus owes its nickname to its typical shape and has been a protected monument since 1987.

Wikipedia: Peperbus (Gent) (NL), Heritage Website

19. Rommelaere Instituut

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The Rommelaere Institute is a neo-Gothic building of Ghent University and housed the Institute for Hygiene, Bacteriology and Forensic Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine. The Medical Biotechnology Center of the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology VIB had also taken up residence on the site, until it moved to Zwijnaarde.

Wikipedia: Rommelaere Instituut (NL), Heritage Website

20. Begijnhofkerk Sint-Elisabeth

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The Beguinage Church of Sint-Elisabeth is a church building in the municipality of Sint-Amandsberg in Ghent. It was the beguinage church of the Great Beguinage Sint-Amandsberg that was built in the last quarter of the 19th century. The church is dedicated to Saint Elizabeth, Saint Michael and the Holy Angels.

Wikipedia: Begijnhofkerk Heilige Elisabeth van Hongarije, Heilige Michael en Heilige Engelen (NL), Heritage Website

21. Blaarmeersen

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De Blaarmeersen is a recreation area of 100 hectares in the Belgian city of Ghent. It is located along the Ringvaart, Leie and Water Sports Court. It is a green area with forests, lounge and hiking roads around a central lake with a beach, a walkable hill mountain with view tower, and sports infrastructure.

Wikipedia: Blaarmeersen (NL), Website

22. Gent-Sint-Pieters

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Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station, officially Gent-Sint-Pieters, is the main railway station in Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium, and the fourth-busiest in Belgium and busiest in Flanders, with 17.65 million passengers a year. The station is operated by the National Railway Company of Belgium (NMBS/SNCB).

Wikipedia: Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station (EN), Heritage Website

23. Sint-Lievenskerk

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The Saint Lievenkerk is a church building in Ledeberg, a part of the Belgian city of Ghent. This parish church, whose construction was planned around 1865, replaced the 1791 Sint-Lievenskerk vanished on the Hundelgemsesteenweg opposite the Joseph Vervaenestraat. The church is devoted to Saint Livinus.

Wikipedia: Sint-Lievenkerk (Ledeberg) (NL), Heritage Website

24. Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde

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The Royal Flemish Academy for Dutch Language and Literature is an institution focused on the study and promotion of the Dutch language in Flanders. It is the Dutch-speaking counterpart of the Académie royale de langue et de littérature françaises de Belgique and one of Belgium's numerous academies.

Wikipedia: Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature (EN), Heritage Website

25. Wolweverskapel

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The Wolwever Chapel is a former chapel that was part of a complex with God's house that was founded by the guild of the Wolwevers. She is located in the Belgian city of Ghent on the Kortedagsteeg. The chapel and an outbuilding against the west facade is the only thing that remains of this complex.

Wikipedia: Wolweverskapel (NL)

26. Minardschouwburg

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Minardschouwburg Donar Reiskoffer / CC BY 3.0

The Minardschouwburg, usually called "the Minard", is a theater in the Belgian city of Ghent. The Minardschouwburg is located on Walpoortstraat in the Walloon Krook. It was built in 1847 by the Belgian architect Louis Minard, in response to the French -speaking theater and Opera in Ghent.

Wikipedia: Minardschouwburg (NL), Heritage Website

27. Kasteel Borluut

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The Borluut castle is a castle in the Belgian village of Sint-Denijs-Westrem, a part of Ghent. The castle is located in the Kleine Gentstraat, near the village center. Since 1997, the castle has been a protected monument together with the park and outbuildings and the Kasteeldreef.

Wikipedia: Kasteel Borluut (NL)

28. Rabot

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The Rabot is a monument in Ghent and also the name of the neighborhood where this monument is located. There used to be a rabot on the site of the building, but the name Rabot has been transferred over the years to the towers to defend this hydraulic engineering construction.

Wikipedia: Rabot (monument) (NL), Heritage Website

29. Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Hoyekerk

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Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Hoyekerk Davidh820 / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Our Lady of Hoyekerk, also called Our Lady Presentation Church, is a church building in the Belgian city of Ghent. She is part of the Klein Begijnhof Ghent. The Beguinage and the Church have their name of a meadow which was called 'Green Hoye' in the early Middle Ages.

Wikipedia: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Hoyekerk (NL), Heritage Website

30. Aula UGent

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The Aula Academica of Ghent University is a university auditorium from 1826 on Voldersstraat in the Belgian city of Ghent. The building has played an important role in both the history of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, Belgium and the Flemish Movement.

Wikipedia: Aula Academica (NL), Heritage Website

31. Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Sint-Pieterskerk

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Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Sint-Pieterskerk

The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk was a church near Sint-Pietersabdij in the Belgian city of Ghent. She was demolished in 1799 during the French occupation and not rebuilt, just like the cathedrals of Bruges and Liège and the Sint-Michielsabdij in Antwerp.

Wikipedia: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (Gent) (NL), Heritage Website

32. Bisschoppelijk Paleis

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Bisschoppelijk Paleis

The episcopal palace of Ghent is the administrative seat of the diocese of Ghent and the place of residence of the bishop. The current building is located on the Diocese square in the East Flanders Capital Ghent. It is protected as a monument.

Wikipedia: Bisschoppelijk Paleis van Gent (NL), Heritage Website

33. Begijnhof Ter Hoye

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Begijnhof Ter Hoye No machine-readable author provided. Francis Schonken assumed (based on copyright claims). / CC BY-SA 3.0

The small beguinage O.L.V. Ter Hooyen is situated in southern area of Ghent. This beguinage was built on the ‘Groene Hooie’, between the ‘Hooipoort’ and the ‘Vijfwindgatenpoort’. That is how this little beguinage got its name.

Wikipedia: Our-Lady Ter Hooyen (EN), Heritage Website

34. De Vooruit

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De Vooruit

Vooruit is a historic complex in Ghent, Belgium. Vooruit was originally the festival and art center of the Ghent-based labor movement, with a ballroom, cinema, theater, etc. It is now mainly used for concerts and other cultural events.

Wikipedia: Vooruit (EN), Website

35. Sint-Pieters-buitenkerk

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The Sint-Pietersbuitenkerk is a church in the Sint-Pietersaalststraat in the Belgian city of Ghent. The parish church is located in the Sint-Pieters-Aalst district, south and outside the historic city center, in the Miljoenenkwartier.

Wikipedia: Sint-Pietersbuitenkerk (NL), Heritage Website

36. Campo-Santo

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The Campo Santo of Ghent, Belgium, is a famous Roman Catholic public burial ground in Sint-Amandsberg. The Campo Santo has been declared a historical monument by the government. This cemetery is located in the district of Dampoort.

Wikipedia: Campo Santo, Ghent (EN), Heritage Website

37. Sint-Gerolfkapel

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The Saint Gerolf Chapel is a chapel founded in honour of Saint Gerulfus. It is located in the Sint-Gerolfstraat in Drongen. It is suspected that Gerulfus was murdered at the place where the chapel is now, but that is not certain.

Wikipedia: Sint-Gerolfkapel (NL), Heritage Website

38. Kerk Paters Karmelieten

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The Kloosterkerk Paters Karmelites, also called Kloosterkerk of the unshoesed Carmelites, is a church building in the Belgian city of Ghent. The church was built by the unshoesed Carmelites who settled in the city from 1651.

Wikipedia: Kloosterkerk van de Ongeschoeide Karmelieten (Gent) (NL), Heritage Website

39. Sint-Martinuskerk

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The Saint Martinus Church is a church in the Belgian city of Ghent. The church is located in the Ekkergem district and is one of the oldest parish churches in Ghent. It is first mentioned in a charter of Lotharius from 971.

Wikipedia: Sint-Martinuskerk (Gent) (NL), Heritage Website

40. Oostakker Basilica

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The Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes is a Roman Catholic church at Oostakker, near Ghent in Belgium. Built in neogothic style at the end of the XIXe century it is the most important centre of Marian pilgrimage in Flanders.

Wikipedia: Oostakker Basilica (EN), Heritage Website

41. Rijschool voor de ruiterij van de Krijgsbezetting

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The Arena van Vletingen is a building in the Belgian city of Ghent, built between 1851 and 1853. The former roadway now serves as a room for rhythmic gymnastics. It is a design by architect Lodewijk Roelandt.

Wikipedia: Arena Van Vletingen (NL), Heritage Website

42. Museum of Industry

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The Museum of Industry, Work and Textiles is a museum in Ghent in Belgium. Ghent was at the centre of the Flanders textile region. The museum is an Anchor point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

Wikipedia: Museum of Industry (Ghent) (EN), Website

43. Sint-Pauluskerk

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The Saint Paul Church is a church in the Belgian city of Ghent. The church is located in the south of the city centre, near the St Peter's Station. It is a neoromanic cross church, lined in sandstone.

Wikipedia: Sint-Pauluskerk (Gent) (NL), Heritage Website


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