31 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 31 sights are available in Ghent, Belgium.

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1. 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 located 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 establishment of the post office building. Both the Sint-Michielsbrug and the Oud Postgebouw are creations of architect Louis Cloquet.

Wikipedia: Sint-Michielsbrug (NL)

2. Gravensteen

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Gravensteen 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)

3. 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)

4. Sint-Coletakerk

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The Sint-Coletakerk is a church in the Belgian city of Ghent. The church is located in the south of the city center, between the Heuvelpoort and the railway. It is a neo-Gothic church with three naves and five bays, attributed to Auguste Van Assche or one of his followers. The crossing tower was built in 1911, to a design by Gerard De Meyer. The church stands between the other buildings and only opens with the façade on the street side. In its 124 years of existence, this church has only had two organ players who have each played the organ for a lifetime. The last of the two was Edgard Guns who has been a singer-organist for more than 70 years.

Wikipedia: Sint-Coletakerk (NL)

5. 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 college are spread out in 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 Buchtenstraat Site (FTI-Lab) Sports hall

Wikipedia: Hogeschool Gent (NL)

6. Plantentuin UGent

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Botanic Garden Ghent University is the botanical garden or hortus botanicus 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 Botanical Gardens and Arboreta Association and affiliated with Botanic Gardens Conservation International, a non-profit organization that unites botanical gardens in a globally collaborative network to achieve the preservation of plant biodiversity.

Wikipedia: Plantentuin Universiteit Gent (NL)

7. Arnold Vander Haeghen

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Arnold Vander Haeghen Mertens, Joeri / CC BY 4.0

The Museum Arnold Vander Haeghen in mansion Hotel Clemmen is a museum in the Veldstraat in the Flemish city of Ghent. Highlights of the collection include a reconstruction of the study and library of the Belgian Nobel Prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck, the cabinets of Charles Doudelet and Victor Stuyvaert and a Chinese salon. The museum is housed 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)

8. 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 Art Nouveau by 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 20 most visited museums in the country.

Wikipedia: Design museum Gent (NL)

9. Maaltebruggekasteel

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Maaltebruggekasteel Donar Reiskoffer / CC BY 3.0

The Maaltebrugge castle, located in the Maaltebrugge park on the outskirts of Ghent, probably dates from 1754 and was called Château Maaltebrugge in the early 19th century. It was the country retreat for the de Hemptinne family in the summer months. The castle itself is built in classicist style, but the adjacent Maaltebrugge castle chapel is neo-Gothic.

Wikipedia: Maaltebruggekasteel (NL)

10. Sint-Salvatorkerk

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The Holy Christmas Church or Sint-Salvatorkerk 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 one speaks of Seleskest, and that name is also used for the parish or the neighborhood around the church.

Wikipedia: Heilige Kerstkerk (NL)

11. Sint-Lievenskerk

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The Sint-Lievenkerk is a church building in Ledeberg, a part of the Belgian city of Ghent. This parish church, the construction of which was planned around 1865, replaced the now disappeared Sint-Lievenskerk from 1791, on the Hundelgemsesteenweg opposite the Jozef Vervaenestraat. The church is dedicated to Saint Livinus.

Wikipedia: Sint-Lievenkerk (Ledeberg) (NL)

12. Rommelaere Instituut

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The Rommelaere Institute is a neo-Gothic building of Ghent University and houses the Institute for Hygiene, For Bacteriology and for Judicial Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine. The Medical Biotechnology Center of the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology VIB had also moved to the site, until it moved to Zwijnaarde.

Wikipedia: Rommelaere Instituut (NL)

13. Begijnhofkerk Sint-Elisabeth

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The Beguinage Church of Sint-Elisabeth is a church building in the Ghent borough of Sint-Amandsberg. It was the beguinage church of the Great Beguinage Sint-Amandsberg that was founded 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)

14. 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)

15. 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)

16. Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Hoyekerk

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

The Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Hoyekerk, also called Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Presentatiekerk, is a church building in the Belgian city of Ghent. It is part of the Klein Begijnhof Ghent. The beguinage and the church have their name from a meadow that was called the ''Groene Hoye'' in the early Middle Ages.

Wikipedia: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Hoyekerk (NL)

17. Wolweverskapel

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The Wolweverskapel is a former chapel that was part of a complex with almshouse that was founded by the guild of the wool weavers. It is located in the Belgian city of Ghent on the Kortedagsteeg. The chapel and an outbuilding against the west façade is the only thing left of this complex.

Wikipedia: Wolweverskapel (NL)

18. Peperbus

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The Chili bus is a remnant of a former city cop. The small, monumental observatory is a type of tower or vault located in the Gulf of Islam, on the shore of muinkschelde. The Chili Bus, whose nickname is attributed to its typical shape, has been a protected monument since 1987.

Wikipedia: Peperbus (Gent) (NL)

19. 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)

20. Groot Vleeshuis

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The Groot Vleeshuis in Ghent is a former covered market and guild house. The sale of meat was centralized in the Middle Ages in meat halls or meat houses to control the sale of meat. The home sale of meat was prohibited. Every medieval city had one or more meat houses.

Wikipedia: Groot Vleeshuis (NL)

21. Opera Vlaanderen

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Opera Vlaanderen Donar Reiskoffer / CC BY 3.0

The Royal Opera of Ghent was the more than 100-year-old independent Ghent city opera until its merger in 1981 with the Royal Flemish Opera in Antwerp. Both city operas merged into the organisation Opera voor Vlaanderen, renamed Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in 2014.

Wikipedia: Koninklijke Opera (Gent) (NL)

22. Aula UGent

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

Wikipedia: Aula Academica (NL)

23. Rabot

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rabot is a famous proxy monument and the name of the area where the monument is located. At the location of the building, there was once a robot in the canal. Over the years, the name has been transferred to the tower where the robot must be defended.

Wikipedia: Rabot (monument) (NL)

24. Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Sint-Pieterskerk

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The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk was a church near St. Peter's Abbey in the Belgian city of Ghent. It was demolished in 1799 during the French occupation and not rebuilt, just like the cathedrals of Bruges and Liège and the St. Michael's Abbey in Antwerp.

Wikipedia: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (Gent) (NL)

25. 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)

26. Vooruit

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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)

27. 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)

28. Bisschoppelijk Paleis

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The Episcopal Palace of Ghent is the administrative seat of the diocese of Ghent and the residence of the bishop. The current building is located on the Bisdomplein in the East Flemish capital Ghent. It is protected as a monument.

Wikipedia: Bisschoppelijk Paleis van Gent (NL)

29. Kerk Paters Karmelieten

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

Wikipedia: Kloosterkerk van de Ongeschoeide Karmelieten (Gent) (NL)

30. Sint-Martinuskerk

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The Sint-Martinuskerk 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. She is first mentioned in a charter of Lothair from 971.

Wikipedia: Sint-Martinuskerk (Gent) (NL)

31. 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 hall for rhythmic gymnastics. It was designed by architect Lodewijk Roelandt.

Wikipedia: Arena Van Vletingen (NL)

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