Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #8 in Ghent, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 13 sights
Distance 6.3 km
Ascend 83 m
Descend 81 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: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Hoyekerk

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Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Hoyekerk

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 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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

626 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 6: 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

456 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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

550 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 10: Plantentuin UGent

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Ghent University Botanic Garden 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 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)

672 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 11: 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)

546 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 12: 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

426 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 13: 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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