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City break in Gent. Active leisure ideas for Gent - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Korenlai in Gent Ghent is calm and harmonious city, which is simply perfect for a family holiday. Boat trips on the canals of the city are the favorite pastime of tourists. During such ride you can see many beautiful architectural landmarks of the city. A ride on Korenlei and Graslei channels will be a truly interesting and unforgettable one. You will see many ancient and notable buildings that are located along these channels. Among the buildings, which age is about 800 years, you will see houses that once have housed major shopping destinations of the city.
Excellent textile factories have made Ghent internationally famous. Gorgeous fabrics, which have been produced in the city during several hundred years, are exceptionally valued by many … Open
Shopping lovers should visit the trading center named Groot Vleeshuis, which is located in the building of the 15th century. Here you can buy fresh seafood, sweets and fruits. On the territory of the city you will find numerous trading pavilions. Travelers are attracted mainly by local textiles and handmade crafts. Fans of nightlife may consider the city a little boring, as there are not so many bars and clubs on its territory. The majority of entertaining facilities works only on weekends.
Decadance club is a popular destination for nightlife, where you can hear the music of most progressive and modern styles. No evening in the club is possible without striking dancing performances and parties. Visitors are offered to try a large selection of drinks in the club’s bar. The opening of Damberd Jazzcafé club took place in 1978. Since that time the club has become the most favorite destination of rest for fans of jazz. This place will be also loved by people who are nostalgic about the era of hippies. Since its opening the club has completely changed its interior several times. Only high quality technical equipment and well-thought entertainment programs have remained unchanged. Copyright
Every traveler should definitely make a walk through the historic center of the city. The district has retained numerous old buildings and beautiful squares. This district of Ghent is closed … Open
Speaking of entertainment programs, it is worth mentioning numerous festivals that take place annually in this city. The majority of national holidays are held during warm time of the year.

Traditional boat trips along the canals of Gent will not surprise you anymore? Choose a more interesting and non-standard type of service - horse-drawn carriage rides. Not far from the main city cathedral, in Sint-Baafsplein Square Photo gallery of Sint-Baafsplein customers are waiting for beautiful open crews, during the walk, nothing will stop you from admiring the sights of the historic district. The ride on a horse-drawn carriage lasts usually 30 minutes and covers the most picturesque places in the historical district, entertainment is available for vacationers from Easter to early October. Aristocratic entertainment is available even to thrifty tourists, at a time the crew can accommodate up to five passengers, in this case, the costs will not exceed 6 - 7 euros per person.
Gent If the limit of dreams is to have a walk through the picturesque medieval streets of the Gent city in complete solitude, then this dream will not be difficult to implement. Can be difficult to imagine that in such a popular with tourist city it is possible to hide for a little from the noisy central region and look into the Patershol quarter. This unique area with preserved medieval buildings is miraculously hidden from Ghent's inherent tourist hustle and bustle. In the 17th century, weavers lived here, working at a local factory, and in the mid-19th century the Patershol area was considered a "red light street". Today, the historic quarter is the location of elite housing and shops, on narrow tennis streets, you can rarely see noisy tourist companies.
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 … Open
If you are a famous gourmet and desire to feel the adrenaline rush and extreme, pay attention to the restaurant Crypte. It strikes his guests not at all with unique delicacies or even high prices, the restaurant is in one of the oldest city crypts. Naturally, there was nothing left of the old situation in the building, it was completely reconstructed. Nevertheless, many particularly impressionable travelers bypass the place, while hundreds of local residents have long decided on the best place for an evening rest - they go to the old crypt to taste new specialties. Another unusual way to enjoy the beauty of Ghent will please you if you are always in a hurry. You will have the opportunity to literally run through the most noteworthy places in the city. Agency City Running Tours Gent is engaged in the organization of cross-country excursions, accompanied by the guide it is possible to make a run through the picturesque streets and parks, stopping on rest in the most interesting and beautiful places. Excursions are popular with people of different ages and differ in the variety of routes available.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Gent and surroundings

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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Gent
♥   National Park 'Grenspark de Zoom - Kalmthoutse Heide' , 61.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Oosterschelde' , 64.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Scarpe-Escaut' , 72.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Avesnois' , 103.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Biesbosch' , 105.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Gent
♥   Amusement park 'Boudewijn Seapark' Bruges, 38.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Expo ’58' Brussels, 46.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Mini Mundi' Middelburg, 48 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Bellewaerde' Ypres, 58.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Deltapark Neeltje Jans' vrouwenpolder, 65 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Gent
♥   Water park 'Duinenwater' Knokke-Heist, 44.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Océade' Brussels, 46.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aquafun SunParks' De Haan, 52.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aquafun SunParks' Oostduinkerke, 71.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aqualibi' Wavre, 72.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Gent
♥   Restaurant 'Domestica' Gent. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Cafe Theatre' Gent. Type - Traditional cuisine. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Naturell' Gent. Type - Market cuisine. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Bodo' Gent. Type - Traditional cuisine. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Le Baan Thaï' Gent. Type - Thai. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Gent from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Hallerbos Forest

From the series “Stunning Beauty Places of the Earth, Unknown to Tourists”
The forest is located in the surroundings of the town of Dvorp and is only a 30 minute drive from Brussels. The fact that the sight is located in the immediate vicinity of the large industrial centers makes it even more strange. According to the approximate bills, the age of the unique Blue Forest forms about 400 years. The researchers believe that so extensive hyacinth thickening has formed on its territory in the course of a few centuries. Today, the forest is the unique ecosystem that serves as a location for rabbits, deer and rare birds. If you are lucky, you can meet the forest inhabitants during the hike. … Read further

Central Station Antwerp

From the series “Top 14 Most Astonishing Railway Stations in the World”
Unfortunately, in the middle of the 20th century, the building was too close to be ruined. The reconstruction, that was made at the right time, saved the valuable architecture monument. The old station attracts a lot of people. Some visit it for moving to another place, another come here like in a museum. The huge shopping mall has also placed in the station. More than that, you can find over 30 jewellery saloons, several restaurants, and cafes. Waiting won't be boring at this railway station. It is a good place to visit for every tourist. This station is included in every tour around the city. … Read further

Antwerp City Hall

From the series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
One of the main building decoration is the central sculpture of the Holy Mother. Near has placed other interesting compositions based on Bible history. The last huge reconstruction of the city hall was at the end of the 19th century. Practically all original elements were saved. The inner decoration of the hall was also saved. Today the main decoration of halls is the frescos. The walls and ceilings are covered with illustrations of the main historical events. Some halls have portraits of outstanding Belgium kings. The best Belgium artists of the Renaissance worked on them. … Read further
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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Guide to your best city break in Gent - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Gent - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Gent?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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