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Diamond Of Flanders

Ghent

Ideally located just 1½ hour’s drive from Calais 1 hour from Brussels, and just 30 minutes from Bruges, Ghent is an ideal destination for groups. It offers 4 Sunday markets, Guided Pub Crawls, River Cruises, Abbeys, Medieval Castles, Museums, a great nightlife, delicious food and a warm and friendly welcome!

Medieval Flemish Wealth

In a unique way, Ghent has managed to preserve its medieval power while keeping up with the times and the city center is a showcase of medieval Flemish wealth and commercial success. The city has an important harbour where sea-going vessels to bring their products to the city. Ghent is also the flower city of Belgium and flower growers from the region around Ghent sell their beautiful begonias and azalea's all over the world.

The JAG Travel Ghent Survival Guide provides all the essential information you need. Remember to check it out before any trip.


Must See

  • Museum of Fine Arts

    The Ghent Museum of Fine Arts collection consists mainly of paintings from the 14th century until 1940 spread over a total of about 30 rooms.

    3 Nicolaas de Liemaerckereplein, Citadelpark

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  • St Bavo’s Cathedral

    The exterior of the cathedral is a mix of Romanesque; Gothic; and Baroque architecture. The interior houses priceless paintings, sculptures, screens, memorials and carved tombs.

    Admission to the cathedral is free.

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  • Castle of the Counts

    Located in the city centre and the only medieval fortress in Flanders. Built in the 12th century by Philippe of Alsace, the Count of Flanders, the castle comes complete with moat and turrets.

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  • Botanical Garden

    Established in 1902 and covered by heated indoor greenhouses. This is a great place to go and relax, taking a break amongst the beauty of nature.

    The garden is open daily from 09h00 - 16h30, and weekends 09h00 - 12h00.

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