Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #4 in Ghent, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 18 sights
Distance 8.6 km
Ascend 126 m
Descend 120 m

Explore Ghent in Belgium with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in GhentIndividual Sights in Ghent

Sight 1: 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

566 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 2: 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

838 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 3: Sint-Barbaracollege

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Sint-Barbaracollege in Ghent, Belgium, is a public Jesuit school, founded in 1833. It currently includes primary and secondary education.

Wikipedia: Sint-Barbaracollege (EN), Heritage Website

320 meters / 4 minutes


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

Wikipedia: Vooruit (EN), Website

337 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Capitole

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Capitole may refer to:Capitole (theatre), in Ghent Capitole (waste) Le Capitole, train in France

Wikipedia: Capitole (NL)

324 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Sint-Annakerk

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St. Anne's Church is a church in Ghent, Belgium. The church was protected as a monument in 1980 and the entire area as a cityscape.

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

524 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 7: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Hoyekerk

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

The Church of Our Lady of the Hoye, also known as the Church of Our Lady of the Presentation, is a church building in the Belgian city of Ghent. It is part of the Small Beguinage of Ghent. The beguinage and the church get their name from a meadow that was called the "Green Hoye" in the early Middle Ages.

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

133 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: 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

215 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Rijschool voor de ruiterij van de Krijgsbezetting

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The Arena Van Vletingen is a building in Ghent, Belgium, built between 1851 and 1853. The former arena now serves as a hall for rhythmic gymnastics. It was designed by architect Lodewijk Roelandt.

Wikipedia: Arena Van Vletingen (NL), Heritage Website

614 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 10: 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)

841 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 11: Peperbus

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The Peperbus is a remnant of the former city walls of the Flemish city of Ghent. The small, monumental watchtower is of the type of oriel tower or arkel and is located on the Isabella quay, on the banks of the Muinkschelde. The pepper canister owes its nickname to its typical shape and has been a protected monument since 1987.

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

624 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 12: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Sint-Pieterskerk

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Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Sint-Pieterskerk

The Church of Our Lady was a church near St. Peter's Abbey in Ghent, Belgium. It was demolished in 1799 during the French occupation and not rebuilt, just like the cathedrals of Bruges and Liège and St. Michael's Abbey in Antwerp.

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

455 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 13: Universiteitsbibliotheek;Universiteitsbibliotheek en Hoger Instituut voor Kunstgeschiedenis en Oudhe

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Ghent University Library is a university library located in the city of Ghent, Belgium. It serves the Ghent University community of students and scholarly researchers.

Wikipedia: Ghent University Library (EN), Website, Heritage Website

1008 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 14: S.M.A.K.

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The Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst is a relatively new museum located in Ghent, Belgium, and is renowned both for its permanent collection and for its provocative exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (EN), Website

208 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 15: Museum of Fine Arts

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Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts an art museum in Ghent, Belgium, is situated at the East side of the Citadelpark.

Wikipedia: Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent (EN), Website, Heritage Website

582 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 16: Citadelpark

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The Citadelpark is a park in the Belgian city of Ghent. It is located in the city center on a ridge between the Scheldt and Leie.

Wikipedia: Citadelpark (NL)

544 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 17: Sint-Pauluskerk

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St. Paul's Church is a church in Ghent, Belgium. The church is located in the south of the city center, near St. Peter's Station. It is a neo-Romanesque cruciform church, built in sandstone.

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

429 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 18: Gent-Sint-Pieters

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Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station 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


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