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Preparing your trip to Gent: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Gand 1. Those, who expect to travel a lot by public transport, are recommended to buy a special ticket. You can buy it in special Lijnwinkel kiosks, which are located near the Central Station and Korenmarkt Square.
2. Fans of beer should visit Herberg De Dulle Griet Pub, where they can order best Belgian beer.
3. The majority of interesting shops and shopping centers are located on Volderstraat, Koutere and Veldstraat Streets. Trading pavilions of the city are a great place to buy clothing, perfumes and souvenirs at the most competitive prices.
4. Tickets for boat trips can be purchased directly on quays, no pre-order is necessary.
5. Guests with children have to take part in the so-called "chocolate tours" that will bring a lot of fun to young travelers and their parents. Copyright
6. The best way to see the sights of the city is to make a walk on its streets. Interesting architectural and historical sites are located simply on every step in Ghent.
7. Service charge is included in the total bill almost in all restaurants and cafes of the city. Nevertheless, it is possible to award a waiter with cash. In this case 5% of the total bill would be enough.
NH Gent Belfort is one of the most famous and prestigious hotels in Ghent. The high-class hotel is located close to the old town hall. NH Gent Belfort is open in a stylish historic building, … Open
8. When communicating with local people, you should not criticize the royal family and start discussions on political topics. Local people have very tender approach to their culture and way of life, so any careless statement can hurt them deeply.
9. Do not compare the customs and traditions of local people with the traditions of France. They consider their cultural characteristics unique and inimitable.
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What to visit being in Gent - unique sights

Vogelenzangpark 17bis

From the series “Ubelievable Residential Houses Residing on Trees”
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. … Read further


From the series “The Last City-Fortresses Survived to This Day”
The Hans Memling museum, opened in the 15th century, is one more interesting place in the town. A lot of items that are exhibited in the museum were there since it first days. The most unusual cultural landmark of Brugge is the Lace center. Since the old times the town was the large center of lace production. Now you can buy the unique lace staff. For 2000 year the historical district of Brugge with all its architectural monuments was placed in a list of UNESCO heritage. … Read further


From the series “Famous Miniature Museums of Architectural Objects and Cities”
The park is famous not only for its variety of realistic miniatures, but also for its amazing landscape decorations. At its registration, beautiful lawn, various dwarf trees and bushes have been used. Enjoy this beauty is best of all in summer. According to approximate estimates, the Mini Europe miniature park is visited by about 375000 people annually. The annual income of the park is about three million euros. As a rule, tourists spend at least two hours on sightseeing. The park can be visited from early March to early January. … Read further

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Last summer, approximately 80,000 Bike Day Passes were sold in July, reaching an increase of 45% compared to 2019. For 2021, additional 15,000 bikes were brought to such popular routes as Bern to Brig and Zurich to Chur. The strong demand in 2021 is higher than supply which is still quite low. Moreover, bicycle traveling is a sustainable and eco-friendly way of exploring Switzerland, and this fact has brought the Swizz Transport and Environment Association together with Pro Velo on board. Read this


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