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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Ghent, Belgium

Must see places in Ghent ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Ghent and point of interests to visit.

  1. Gravensteen Castle

    #1 of 102 Things To Do in Ghent
    Gravensteen Castle

    Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Sint-Veerleplein 11, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:15 pm Details

    Indomitable. That’s the first word in my head when I look at Gravensteen. With two metre thick walls, a medieval moat, a time worn look and a prominent position on the Ghent skyline, the castle ...Read more

  2. St. Bavo's Cathedral

    #2 of 102 Things To Do in Ghent
    St. Bavo's Cathedral

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site

    Address: Sint-Baafsplein, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    In the crypt of this classic Gothic church you’ll find the Romanesque remains of the chapel around which the cathedral was built. Most of what you see was built through the 14th–16th centu...Read more

  3. Graslei And Korenlei

    #3 of 102 Things To Do in Ghent
    Graslei And Korenlei

    Tags: River, Boating

    Address: Graslei and Korenlei, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Running along the two sides of the River Leie, these two sister streets are the heart and soul of Ghent. Ever since the Middle Ages, the quays on this street have been the main port in the area. The p...Read more

  4. Het Design Museum

    #4 of 102 Things To Do in Ghent
    Het Design Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum, Exhibition

    Address: Jan Breydelstraat 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Set inside a Flemish Bourgeois building, this museum was opened in 1992. The inner courtyard of the building faces an 18th century facade. The oldest collections comprise of 17th and 18th century inte...Read more

  5. Belfort Van Gent

    #5 of 102 Things To Do in Ghent
    Belfort Van Gent

    Tags: Landmark, Tower, Specialty Museum, Heritage Building

    Address: Sint-Baafsplein, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Look up at the very top of this bell tower and you’ll see a dragon. That dragon keeps watch over Ghent and guards the municipal privileges of Ghent that are kept in the secrecy room. As far as t...Read more

  6. Patershol

    #6 of 102 Things To Do in Ghent
    Patershol

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Walking Area, Historical Site

    Address: Corduwaniersstraat, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Another historical neighbourhood, Patershol has been around for a while. It was a major cultural and religious centre in the Middle Ages, becoming a fashionable hangout during the modern era and then ...Read more

  7. Museum Dr Guislain

    #7 of 102 Things To Do in Ghent
    Museum Dr Guislain

    Tags: Art Gallery, Museum, History Museum, Photo Gallery

    Address: Jozef Guislainstraat 43, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This is not the most standard of visits Belgium’s oldest psychiatric hospital. And while you might be thinking of creepy hauntings or stuff, the museum’s actually got decent exhibits on: a...Read more

  8. Huis Van Alijn

    #8 of 102 Things To Do in Ghent
    Huis Van Alijn

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Off Beaten Path, Specialty Museum

    Address: Kraanlei 65, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This is one of the weirdest museum’s you’ll ever visit. It’s basically a house an almshouse that’s supposed to send you back in time. What it actually looks like is as if the m...Read more

  9. Museum Of Fine Arts

    #9 of 102 Things To Do in Ghent
    Museum Of Fine Arts

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Heritage Building

    Address: FernandScribedreef 1, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    While the museum focuses on Flemish Art, there is quite a bit of extra regional artistic representation here too. There are a large number of sculptures; an extensive Medieval Ages collection; artwork...Read more

  10. St. Nicholas Church

    #10 of 102 Things To Do in Ghent
    St. Nicholas Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Cataloniestraat, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This church practically hits you with its domineering presence. It’s bold, big, solemn and impossible to miss. It was built over an earlier Romanesque church that stood in the same spot. Until t...Read more

  11. Museum Over Industrie, Arbeid En Textiel

    #11 of 102 Things To Do in Ghent
    Museum Over Industrie, Arbeid En Textiel

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum, Heritage Building

    Address: MIAT, Minnemeers 9, 9000 Ghent

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Gent built its fortune on textiles in the medieval ages; t might be the only reason that the city prospered and survivied. In tribute to that legacy, they’ve built this museum on Gent’s pr...Read more

  12. Stedelijk Museum Vooractuelekunst

    #12 of 102 Things To Do in Ghent
    Stedelijk Museum Vooractuelekunst

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum

    Address: Citadelpark 0, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    A new contemporary arts museum that hosts both national and international exhibits, the museum is quickly becoming a favourite of a the city. It’s exhibits are nown for being unexpected and dari...Read more

  13. Stam Gent City Museum

    #13 of 102 Things To Do in Ghent
    Stam Gent City Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Architecture

    Address: Godshuizenlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    There is no single historical factor that influenced Gent more than others. The city has many layers to it’s identity it’s a cultural hotspot, a seaport, a student town and a historical de...Read more

  14. Stam Ghent City Museum

    #14 of 102 Things To Do in Ghent
    Stam Ghent City Museum

    Address: Halfway between the St Pierre station and the historic centre you come across the STAM

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    It's a really new museum and everything is organized and working. There's a lot of interactive stuff and you'll not get bored at all. The museum explains the history of the city, and it's a great intr...Read more

  15. Brooderie

    #15 of 102 Things To Do in Ghent
    Brooderie

    Address: Jan Breydelstraat 8 9000 Gent, Belgium +32 9 225 06 23

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Sandwiches and cakes on the terrace café of this busy bakery, everything is baked on the premises.his place has an excellent location and perhaps one of the best breakfast places in Ghent You'l...Read more

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  • Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket
    Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    The Belfry - Unesco World Heritage - is one of the world famous three towers of Ghent and a must for anyone who visits this c...

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  • Save 7% Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Ghent
    Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Ghent New on TripHobo

    Duration: 11 Hrs

    Stand on Messines ridge where the New Zealand Corps launched the attack after the explosion of the 19 mines. You will visit P...

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  • Save 21% Ghent and Bruges
    Ghent and Bruges

    Duration: 9 Hrs

    Here is a perfect opportunity for you to visit two of the most revered cities of Flanders’. You will get to see the bea...

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  • Save 20% Ghent Imperial Treasure of Flanders
    Ghent Imperial Treasure of Flanders

    Duration: 6 Hrs

    Get an offbeat view of the city of Ghent in an exquisite way like never before! The expert guide presiding over the tour will...

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  • Korenmarkt

    Korenmarkt

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Sint-Baafsplein

    Sint-Baafsplein

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Rijksarchief Gent, Autorité

    Geeraard De Duivelstraat 1

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Klein Begijnhof | Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Ter Hoyen

    Lange Violettestraat 77

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Groentenmarkt

    Groentenmarkt

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Grote Markt

    Grote markt

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Grote Vijver

    Ambroise Verschaffeltdreef

    Lakes
  • Donkmeer

    Donklaan 153

    Lakes
  • Dendermonde De Forten

    Lakes
  • Bootjes Donkmeer

    Donklaan 180

    Lakes
  • De Leie

    Lakes
  • Ijsput

    Lakes
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  • S.M.A.K

    Jan Hoetplein 1

    Museums
  • Design Museum Gent

    Jan Breydelstraat 5

    Museums
  • Huis van Alijn

    Kraanlei 65

    Museums
  • Museum Dr. Guislain

    Jozef Guislainstraat 43

    Museums
  • Lukas Art in Flanders VZW

    Abrahamstraat 13

    Museums
  • Museum Dr.Guislain VZW

    Stropstraat 119

    Museums
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  • Kudeta

    Voskenslaan, 135

    Amusement Parks
  • DJ-Matic NV

    Voskenslaan 135

    Amusement Parks
  • S&R Rozebroeken

    Victor Braeckmanlaan 180

    Amusement Parks Restaurants
  • Jungle World

    Molenhuisstraat 12/A

    Amusement Parks
  • Rollerland

    Tragel 20

    Amusement Parks
  • Indoor Speeltuin 't Mierennest

    Sint-Jansstraat 9

    Amusement Parks Restaurants
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  • De Dulle Griet

    Vrijdagmarkt 50

    Restaurants Bars Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses
  • Agrea

    Sint-Baafsplein 44

    Restaurants Bars
  • Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant

    Groentenmarkt 9

    Restaurants Bars Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses
  • De Viking Gent

    Citadellaan 2

    Bars Night Clubs
  • De Rechtvaardige Rechters

    Sint-Baafsplein 23

    Bars Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Restaurants
  • Deca Dance

    Overpoortstraat 76

    Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Bars Night Clubs
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  • Playhall Hof ter Prijkel

    Huisepontweg 1

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Napoleon Games

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Hondenspeelplaats Rabot

    Begijnhoflaan

    Dog Parks
  • Folyfoot

    Casselrijstraat 90

    Dog Parks
  • Natte poten, dolle neuzen

    Beervelde-Dorp 75

    Dog Parks
  • Baantje

    Dog Parks
  • Dreef

    Dog Parks
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  • Nieuwdonk Rekreatiedomein

    Dendermondse Steenweg 13/A

    Beaches
  • Heide Beach

    Beaches
  • Braakman

    Donsvlinderstraat 13

    Beaches
  • Costa Rica

    Beaches
  • Het Métier

    Beaches
  • Middelkerke

    Beaches
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  • Bourgoyen Ossemeersen

    Driepikkelstraat

    Hiking
  • Louis Hanssensdreef

    Hiking
  • Jachthaven Sneppebrug

    Snepdijk

    Hiking
  • Schelde Dijk Wetteren

    Hiking
  • Finse Piste Oudenaarde

    Hiking
  • De Passerelle

    Aard

    Landmarks Hiking
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  • Hengelsport De Poorter Gent

    Einde Were 93

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Lokerse Hengelsport

    Bergendriesstraat, 81/A

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Karpercenter

    Moorselbaan 488/C

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Beerens/Veerle

    Steenweg, 31

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Hooked

    Trieststraat 92

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Shinto Japanese koi

    Bergstraat 6

    Hunting and Fishing
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