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Vogelenzangpark 17bis, Belgium

From series “Ubelievable Residential Houses Residing on Trees”
Among the outstanding landmarks of Ghent is an original sculptural house with a complex name Vogelenzangpark 17bis, which was specially equipped for the opening of the TRACK: A Contemporary City Conversion festival. Located on a tree, the model of a small cottage is an exact copy of the building that is next to the tree. After the end of the art festival it has been decided to preserve it.

The author of the project of an unusual sculpture is an artist from Antwerp Benjamin Verdonck. Among the variety of urban buildings, he particularly liked the building of a retired club, which can be called a classic architectural monument of the mid-20th century. A beautiful historic building managed to survive to this day. In combination with an art monument, the old cottage looks very impressive. The only drawback of the house on a tree can be considered its modest size, it is too small to accommodate even one person in its walls.

The monument is no less popular. Every day curious tourists come here to take interesting photos. The impressive sculpture and the adjoining old building are surrounded by an incredibly beautiful park, through which you can stroll at any time of the year. Here grow majestic, old trees, in the shadow of which comfortable recreation zones have been equipped with benches, as well as other no less remarkable sculptures. Next - Tree House for Humans


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'ING Zeehaven' located in 0.73 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Dockx Rental' is located in 0.66 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Texaco Belgium' in 0.45 km
Supermarket: 'ALDI' in 0.09 km
Parking: 'Parking Vrijdagmarkt' in 0.99 km
Apotheek: 'Apotheek Tolhuis BVBA' in 0.45 km
Police station: 'Hoofdcommissariaat Gent centrum' in 1.2 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Pitta 't Smullerke' in 0.1 km
Railway station: 'NMBS Station Gent-Dampoort' in 1 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport KJK - in 44 km
 »  Deurne Airport ANR - in 53 km
 »  Zaventem Airport BRU - in 56 km
 »  Ostend-Bruges Airport OST - in 61 km
 »  Lesquin Airport LIL - in 69 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Vogelenzangpark 17bis

B&B Bed & Bamboe

Located in 0 km from Vogelenzangpark 17bis
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Rooms: 2
Each room features exposed bamboo beams, bamboo parquet floors, a desk and have a view on the river. The spacious and private bathroom is fitted with … More: photo, rates and booking
13 O'clock Hostel Ghent

Located in 1 km from Vogelenzangpark 17bis
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Rooms: 49
The rooms are all equipped with a private bathroom with a shower, a wash basin and a toilet. Each guest unit features a kitchenette and a desk, while … More: photo, rates and booking
Huis van Vletingen

Located in 2 km from Vogelenzangpark 17bis
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Rooms: 1
The accommodation comprises a living room with a sofa bed, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and films on demand. It features a dining area and a … More: photo, rates and booking
Scheldepunt

Located in 3 km from Vogelenzangpark 17bis
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Rooms: 3
The house has a flat screen TV , a balcony with furniture and a view of the river. In the open kitchen there are 4 hotplates, dishwasher, ceramic … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Vogelenzangpark 17bis - Gent

If a walk on picturesque medieval streets of Ghent in a complete solitude sounds like a dream to you, there is nothing difficult in making that dream come true. It’s hard to imagine that something like that is possible in a popular tourist destination like Ghent, but all doubts will disappear when you walk away from the noisy central area and head to Patershol quarter. This is a unique neighborhood with carefully preserved medieval buildings. It’s a true miracle that Patershol is hidden from the tourist noise that is so typical for Ghent nowadays. In the 17th century, weavers, who worked in the local factory, lived in this part of the city. Starting from the middle of the 19th century, Patershol was considered a “red light street”. Nowadays, the historical quarter is the location of elite residences and shops, so noisy groups of tourists are quite rare guests on its shadowy streets.
If you are a foodie and are eager to try something new, consider visiting Crypte restaurant. This place never ceases to amaze visitors not by its unique delicacies or high prices, but because of location in one of the oldest crypts in Ghent. Naturally, not much has remained from the previous design of the crypt as the building has been completely reconstructed. Nevertheless, many sensitive people prefer not to enter the venue, while hundreds of locals already know where to go when they want to enjoy a great dinner – they head to the ancient crypt to taste new signature dishes.

If visits to unusual dining facilities are not your cup of tea, let’s start with something more traditional and attend Pakhuis restaurant. It is also open in quite an unusual place – an old warehouse with the well-preserved original look. Guests of the restaurant are offered to try the most popular dishes of Flemish and French cuisines. The restaurant is also distinguished by a peaceful atmosphere.
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