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Ghent City CentreGhent

Come to Ghent City Centre and enjoy its history, cafes and sightseeing.

Explore the historic area of Ghent City Centre—museums, shopping and popular sights from Saint Bavo Cathedral to Gravensteen Castle.


Popular places to visit in Ghent City Centre

Gravensteen Castle
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Gravensteen Castle

4.5/5(66 reviews)

One of the only remaining medieval castles in Flanders, this historic fortress provides a fascinating insight into the weaponry, culture, and drama of Ghent’s past. 

Saint Bavo Cathedral
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Saint Bavo Cathedral

4.5/5(71 reviews)

One of the iconic Three Towers of Ghent, this historic cathedral is known for its outstanding collection of art. 

Ghent Town Hall
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Ghent Town Hall

4/5(11 reviews)

See one of the city’s most unusual landmarks, a striking building constructed over the course of almost four centuries. 

Belfry of Ghent
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Belfry of Ghent

4.5/5(45 reviews)

Visit one of Ghent’s most famous attractions, an imposing tower that defines the city’s skyline and symbolizes its independence. 

St. Nicholas' Church
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St. Nicholas' Church

A beautiful example of Scheldt Gothic architecture, this striking blue-gray church is among the oldest landmarks in the city. 

Friday Market Square
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Friday Market Square

4/5(1 review)

You can learn about the history of Ghent with a trip to Friday Market Square. While in this culturally rich area, find time to visit its shops.

Top things to do in Ghent City Centre

Ghent : Beer and Chocolate Adventure
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Ghent : Beer and Chocolate Adventure

£76
Per adult
Vacation Photographer in Ghent
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Vacation Photographer in Ghent

£199
Per adult
Ghent
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Ghent

£181
Per adult
2 day Canadian WW1 tour in the Somme and Flanders
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2 day Canadian WW1 tour in the Somme and Flanders

£892
Per adult
Australian battlefields in Flanders and in the Somme
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Australian battlefields in Flanders and in the Somme

£882
Per adult
Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent
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Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent

£7
Per adult

Top hotels in Ghent City Centre

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
NH Gent Belfort
NH Gent Belfort
4 out of 5
Hoogpoort 63, Ghent
The price is £66 per night

Located in Ghent City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ghent Town Hall, Saint Bavo Cathedral, and Gravensteen Castle. Court of Ryhove ...

4.3/5Excellent! (977 reviews)

"Fabulous location, minutes to the tram abd bus lines, plenty to eat snd see within 3 minute walk"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2020

NH Gent Belfort
Ghent River Hotel
Ghent River Hotel
4 out of 5
Waaistraat 5, Ghent
The price is £98 per night

Located in Ghent City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kraanlei, Gravensteen Castle, and Saint Bavo Cathedral. Big Cannon and Friday ...

4.1/5Very Good! (637 reviews)

"Walking distance to the historic center. Coffee and tea in the room very nice. Helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on 10 Feb 2020

Ghent River Hotel
1898 The Post
1898 The Post
3.5 out of 5
Graslei 16, Ghent
The price is £126 per night

Located in Ghent City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Korenmarkt Square and Gravensteen Castle. Saint Bavo Cathedral and Flanders Expo are also ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (271 reviews)

"Gorgeous property and unbeatable location. But there were some really weird and uncomfortable things about the rooms. Make sure you know whether your room is on two floors. We did not realize ours was when we booked it, an the steep, dark, stairs between upstairs bedroom and downstairs sitting/dressing ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

1898 The Post
ibis Gent Centrum St-Baafs Kathedraal
ibis Gent Centrum St-Baafs Kathedraal
3 out of 5
Limburgstraat 2, Ghent
The price is £71 per night

Located in Ghent City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Royal Dutch Theatre and Saint Bavo Cathedral. Gravensteen Castle is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) away. Ghent-Dampoort ...

4.1/5Very Good! (722 reviews)

"This hotel is in a really good location for the art history visitor, right near the main churches."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

ibis Gent Centrum St-Baafs Kathedraal
Hotel Harmony
Hotel Harmony
4 out of 5
Kraanlei 37, Ghent
The price is £117 per night

Located in Ghent City Centre, this romantic hotel is steps away from Kraanlei and Gravensteen Castle. Saint Bavo Cathedral is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) away. Ghent-Dampoort ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (326 reviews)

"Small hotel. Staff could not have been more helpful. Location is central and easy walk to anywhere in Ghent. Get a room with a river view if you can. My only complaints were the wood floors and the noise from room above woke me up multiple times. The rooms were very spacious but mine needed an additional ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

Hotel Harmony
Ghent Marriott Hotel
Ghent Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
Korenlei 10, Ghent
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £140 per night

Located in Ghent City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Design Museum Ghent and Gravensteen Castle. Saint Bavo Cathedral is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) away. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (985 reviews)

"Currently there are still a number of restrictions in place in hotel due reduce risks of coronavirus. My view is this has to be a personal/organisational decision so comments are just to inform potential guests. The bars and restaurants are closed and staffing is minimal. At present they seem to ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2020

Ghent Marriott Hotel

Other areas in Ghent

Gravensteen featuring street scenes, heritage architecture and a river or creek

Patershol

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

Patershol is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Gravensteen Castle and Kraanlei.

Patershol
Sluizeken, Ghent, Flemish Region, Belgium
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Sluizeken

Sluizeken might not have many top sights, but Gravensteen Castle and Saint Bavo Cathedral are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Sluizeken
St. Macharius, Ghent, Flemish Region, Belgium
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St. Macharius

4.5/5Wonderful!(4 area reviews)

Historical sites and restaurants are notable features of St. Macharius. You might consider stopping by St. Bavo's Abbey while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

St. Macharius
Kunstenkwartier, Ghent, Flemish Region, Belgium
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Kunstenkwartier

5/5Exceptional!(2 area reviews)

Kunstenkwartier is noteworthy for its bars, and you can make a stop at top attractions like St. Peter's Square and World of Kina.

Kunstenkwartier
Rabot, Ghent, Flemish Region, Belgium
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Rabot

While Rabot isn't home to many top sights, Gravensteen Castle and Saint Bavo Cathedral are some notable places to visit nearby.

Rabot
Citadel Park featuring a waterfall, a lake or waterhole and a park

Stationsbuurt Noord

4.5/5Wonderful!(16 area reviews)

Unique features of Stationsbuurt Noord include the historical sites and restaurants. Make a stop by Museum of Fine Arts or Citadel Park while you're exploring the area.

Stationsbuurt Noord