Did you know that Belgium truly has a big secret?
It’s called Ghent, the old capital of Flanders. I was recommended by Visit Flanders to check out the gorgeous city on my Belgian trip, ‘#RexyinBelgium‘ starting from Bruges and finishing in Brussels. I had a couple of choices really, I could either go to Ghent, Antwerp or Ypres. However, tired from my ferry crossing the night before from Hull to Bruges and spending a stressed day in Bruges, I was pretty happy to go to a city that I admittedly haven’t heard of before. And you know what? It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made this year.
After I checked into Hostel47 in the centre of Ghent, I went exploring amid the evening twilight and within minutes, I fell in love with the beautiful city of Ghent. Actually, for the rest of the evening, I had a mantra that I kept repeating: ‘This is where I would live on the continent!’ The next day, I simply continued to fell in love with the city and its people. Did you know Belgian people are rather good looking? Perhaps more than their French neighbours?
But before I tell you everything I found about in Ghent, I’m going to show your 33 pictures as reasons why I think Ghent is just so stunningly beautiful. if you want to find out more, why not check out the Visit Gent Website?
Ghent in the evening twilight
The towering Belfrey
Bike on the Canal
Fantastic Tour Guides
Adventure Activities in this sleepy city
Wandering the lovely City Centre
Outdoor Big Band Shows
Castle of the Counts
Boat Cruises on the Canals
The Famous Delirium Beers
The Parks and Gardens of Ghent
Sit on the Terraces on the canal bankside and appreciate the views
Scale one of the quirky bridges and chill out there with a coffee
Have a large portion of Ghent Frites… it’s yummy!
Take another boat cruise on the gorgeous canals
The unique Flemish windows
The Wonderful Weather!
Modern architecture mixed with old achitecture
Ghent in sunset
The Grand Buildings
The Friendly people
Appreciating Ghent from Above
The different style of these charming buildings
Chilling on the Canal Bankside on the promenade
Hire a boat for yourself and go on a cruise
Skip merrily and think how much you would like to live in this gorgeous city
Checking out the panoramic skyline
Chill out anywhere in Ghent with beautiful people!
The majestic open air streets with high buildings on either side
Splashes of colour in the city
The Count of Flanders Castle
And absolutely plenty more reasons why you should go to Ghent!
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