Guess who’s back? Meee! Came back home on Monday, but I’m heading to Milan tomorrow, however, before traveling again I wanted to share some photos I took in Ghent. If you didn’t hear about this city before, then let me tell you a little something about it. Ghent or Gent is a hidden gem located right near Brussels and it’s the perfect place to spend a day wandering along the cobblestone streets (make sure you wear comfortable shoes). This charming city looks like it was ripped from the pages of a fairy-tale book. With beautiful canals all around the city, dramatic castles, mesmerizing cathedrals and towers, Ghent is incredibly picturesque, perfect for touristic photos and also for Instagram shots. Keep scrolling to find out how to spend 24 hours in Ghent, Belgium. Enjoy! xx
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How to spend 24 hours in Ghent, Belgium
Take a minute and enjoy the beautiful canals of Ghent.
You can also take a canal cruise from various boating companies to discover Ghent along its waterways. The traditional boat tour is available every day and it takes about 30 minutes. Also the basic price for a ticket is €7.50.
Castle of the Counts/Gravensteen
Today the Castle of the Counts houses the Arms Museum and the Museum of Judicial Objects. Gorgeous from the outside and probably from the inside too, Gravensteen also has a rooftoop with 360° views. Located at Sint-Veerleplein 11, 9000 Gent, Belgium, the Castel of the Counts can be visited between 10AM-6PM and the entrance fee is 10EUR.
Add a lock on St. Michael’s Bridge/Sint-Michielshelling
St. Michael’s Bridge is known as one of the most picturesque areas in Ghent. The bridge is located at Sint-Michielsplein, 9000 Gent, Belgium.
Gaze at the towers and churches around St. Michael’s Bridge
St. Michael’s Bridge is the only place where you can see the Medieval Towers of Ghent – St. Nicholas’ Church (Sint Niklaaskirk), the Belfry of Ghent and St. Bavo’s Cathedral. All of them are aligned, making the perfect backdrop for touristic photos.
Check out the unique street art of Ghent
Walk through this hidden alleys to see walls covered in creative graffiti.
Wander around the streets and admire the architecture of Ghent
Take a view over the city from St. Michael’s Bridge
Enjoy the soap bubbles in Korenmarkt
When the first sunshine makes its way to Ghent, the locals flock to Korenmarkt, that has become one large outdoor terrace since its refurbishment. Plenty of possibilities for a quick lunch or snack! At the nearby Donkersteeg you’ll find Mokabon, the place to be for the ultimate cup of coffee in Ghent. At the end of the alley savour, a traditional Ghent waffle at Max.
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