A lingering glimpse at Ghent: 25 Gorgeous pictures
If you’re thinking about visiting Ghent, here’s some Ghent pictures to make you want to visit right away!
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Sometimes you only see what you’re told to see. Isn’t that mostly how the world works?
In the context of travel, you could be shown the most iconic spots, given a short brief about them and you could still leave feeling ‘meh!’ The ‘buzz’ around a certain place is what appeals to many. They’re curious to see for themselves if what they’ve heard and seen stands true. But, as they say, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
There aren’t ‘obvious’ attractions to rush to in Ghent, but the city exudes a very laid-back, artistic vibe.
Ghent grows on you. You have you take leisurely walks by the Leie and appreciate hidden cafes. Pop-up shops with smiling faces are eager to beckon you in. The city center is free of vehicles and cyclists manoeuvre through cobbled paths. Come Sunday; locals are buzzing to set up flea markets. By night, quirky design installations light up while buildings and monuments are reflected clearly in the river.
New budding street artists get busy translating their thoughts into paint while the smell of waffles slowly drifts through the air. Vendors selling Cuberdons eagerly explain the traditional, local delicacy.
There’s craft beer to sample and colorful neighborhoods to sit back in and then there’s hot chocolate to sample. Hot chocolate where barista’s directly use Belgian chocolate rather than cocoa.
You could walk down the same street many a time in a couple of days, yet you’re sure to find something you missed, maybe a mural, or a vineyard hidden behind an Abbey!
A city that stands tall on pillars of culture, gastronomy, history and art, one that still has a lot to uncover, is what Ghent is and everyone who visits can do so without stepping on each other’s toes – literally!
PIN FOR LATER!
- Allocate at-least 3-4 days to explore Ghent
- There’s lots you can see, eat and explore
- There’s ample of street art in Gent, murals and graffiti that you can explore as well
- Do invest in a Gent City Card as public transport is included in the price. There’s also a boat tour, use of the tram, bike rental for a day included. The more you use, the more you save!
- If you’re looking for restaurants, The Belga Queen by the river and Pakhuis are great spots to get food on the high end
- The Krook Cafe inside the city’s library is a great spot to get budget food. While you’re there do check the architecture out too!
A Big Thank You to Visit Flanders for hosting me during my time in Ghent, as always all opinions are my own.
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