Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #7 in Ghent, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 11 sights
Distance 5.2 km
Ascend 78 m
Descend 77 m

Experience Ghent in Belgium in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in GhentIndividual Sights in Ghent

Sight 1: Blaarmeersen

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The Blaarmeersen is a 100-hectare recreation area in the Belgian city of Ghent. It is located along the Ringvaart, the Leie and the Watersportbaan. It is a green area with groves, sunbathing areas and hiking trails around a central lake with a beach, a walkable hill mountain with watchtower, and sports infrastructure.

Wikipedia: Blaarmeersen (NL), Website

1859 meters / 22 minutes

Sight 2: Sint-Martinuskerk

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St. Martin's Church is a church in Ghent, Belgium. 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), Heritage Website

1303 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 3: De school van toen

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The School of the Past is a museum located at Klein Raamhof 8 in Ghent.

Wikipedia: De School van Toen (NL)

378 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Kerk Paters Karmelieten

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The Carmelite Fathers, also known as the 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), Heritage Website

400 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: 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 in the city of 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

191 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Groot Vleeshuis

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The Groot Vleeshuis is a Gothic building built in Ghent in 1408-1417. For centuries it was the covered market and the guildhall of the butcher's trade.

Wikipedia: Groot Vleeshuis (NL), Heritage Website

206 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Oud Postgebouw

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The Old Post Office Building is a monumental building in Ghent, located on the Korenmarkt and on the Graslei, next to the Sint-Michielshelling.

Wikipedia: Oude Postkantoor (Gent) (NL), Heritage Website

265 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 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 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)

244 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Sint-Michielsbrug

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St. Michael's Bridge 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 construction of the post office. Both St. Michael's Bridge and the Old Post Office Building were created by architect Louis Cloquet.

Wikipedia: Sint-Michielsbrug (NL), Heritage Website

65 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: Saint Michael's Church

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Saint Michael's Church is a Roman Catholic church in Ghent, Belgium built in a late Gothic style. It is known for its rich interior decoration.

Wikipedia: Saint Michael's Church, Ghent (EN), Heritage Website

249 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: Het Pand

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Het Pand Donar Reiskoffer / CC BY 3.0

Het Pand is a former Dominican monastery in the Belgian city of Ghent. Since 1963, Het Pand has been owned by Ghent University, which has housed a cultural centre and several scientific museums in the building. The entire building is recognized as a monument.

Wikipedia: Het Pand (NL), Heritage Website


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