Be sure to break for a snack of frites French fries , which are thick and twice-fried. Every year, the walls of Werregarenstraat are painted over again with a single color, and artists are invited back to show off their work on a fresh surface. Meet and unwind From a casual dinner to a business meeting, the of Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof suit any occasion. Stop by Chez Albert's for waffles, you order from the window and choose your toppings. Have you been to Ghent? If you want more guidance, you can book a tour which includes transport by coach and a guide for your Bruges day trip. With so much history in such a small area, one might think the local government would have a zero-tolerance policy against vandals wielding spray paint cans. Antwerp has many fine museums, and I'm sure at least one more would appeal to you.
I moved my days based on the times some of the places I wanted to visit and added a few good places I didnt have in my list. Het Belfort van Gent — Belfry 10h — 18h 6. She knows the people that work at the bears and is friendly and passionate about Belgium beer. Getting around in Ghent is really easy as it is well connected by public transportation. Perhaps running through the entire offerings would be a bit much. Probe around the Globe does use affiliate links If you decide to book a service via one of my links, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Or just use the box below.
Where: Emile Braun square Price: Free 2: Drink beer Belgium is beer-country, and Ghent has an abundance of restaurants and bars with a wide variety of old and new Belgium beers. Enjoy the carillon play or allocate some time to climb the tower for stunning views of Bruges. One of the most interesting areas on foot is the old neighborhood Patershol. Why You Should Bother Visiting The City Of Ghent In a nutshell, it seemed Ghent has it all. Construction of the church began in the early 13th century and continued through the rest of the century. This is because this castle was not made to protect its people, but its counts. Head to the canals and find a boat tour in Bruges.
It has the waterways the food and of course the beer. Also leave time to stroll around the center. Across the same square is Saint Nicholas' Church, built in the 13th century, and a City Hall and Masons' Guild Hall, both dating back to the 1500s. Looks like someone carefully selectedÂ the ultimate best of Amsterdam, of Bruges and Brussels and put it all together in this little town. But instead of staring ahead at Saint Nicholas' church, they can look south along the canal and see a huge mural splashed on the side of a building. While there are some impressive bell exhibits on the way up, it is the view everyone comes to see. As you can see from the above, Ghent and Bruges have a lot in common.
But Werregarenstraat isn't the only place to find street art in the city. In fact, artists were hard at work while I was there. Looking south at the Graslei to St. A dramatic-looking figure on the side of the Stadhuis. You can take the direct train from Brussels to Bruges. Visit the Gravesteen Castle in Ghent and head back to the train station by tram. We tried four of them, and they were all good.
But please make it more sunny when I come back! And with spray paint you can get really good luminous light effects. There are a lot of options, but we highly recommend jumping on the iron-horse as it is a really good way to see the city. A sprawl of cobble lanes spread from city squares revealing old merchant houses, monasteries and churches. The city centre has been designed to be both pedestrian and bike friendly. What is your favorite destination in the country? Free with the Ghent City Card. Originally a hexagonal newspaper kiosk, the little building has stood on the Kouter since 1885.
The building really stands out as it is located in a part of town that is dominated by old buildings. Adoration of the Mystic Lamb Facts Opening times to View The Ghent Altar Piece: Between 10. Find more details and prices or. Also, the Ghent Festival is fantastic, but I definitely recommend that anyone who wants to go to the festival also plan on spending a few days in Ghent afterward. Ghent or Bruges: who has the best food? Martine was the best hostess. Where: Sint-Michielsbrug Price: Free 5: Have fun at the Ghent Festivities The Ghent Festivities, or Gentse Feesten as the locals call it, is an excuse to let your hair down, listen to music, laugh, drink beer and dance until night turns into day. How unique does each city feel? Back when Ghent was one of the most important ports in Europe, lots of lonely sailors stopped at the harbor frequently looking for a place to fix their loneliness.
She's now a professional blogger and has travelled around the world in search of stylish adventure travel. The rooms and suites also feature a spacious bathroom with walk-in shower, wireless sound system and Nespresso coffee machine. Get the best of Bruges and Ghent in one day with a guided tour from Brussel. Store ratings and product reviews are submitted by online shoppers; they do not reflect our opinions and we have no responsibility for their content. Or hire a taxi — or jump on a boat. What an interesting place to visit.
You have included some quirky ideas as well. Meet the largest toilet paper in the world No, your eyes are not deceiving you. I have no experience with Belgian Christmas Markets, but I have found a lot of imported low-budget stuff sold at year-round flea markets, like Polish-made casual clothing and so on. Most notable though is the world famous , The Ghent Altarpiece painted by Hubert and Jan van Eyck around 1432. For years going to Belgium withoutÂ exploringÂ chocolate box prettyÂ Bruges has beenÂ a hugeÂ sin.