travel42 Port Guide: Ghent

Ghent travel42 Port of Call Guide

Ghent (35 mi/56 km northwest of Brussels) is set on the banks of three rivers—the Lys, Lieve and Scheldt. This university town has a nice combination of the ancient and the contemporary—and fewer tourists than Bruges, even though it isn't quite as perfectly preserved as its neighbor.

The old section of town should be seen on foot. Start at St. Michael's Bridge to get an overview of the famous Ghent towers (St. Nicholas' Church, the Belfry, St. Bavo's Cathedral), then visit the belfry (note th...

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