Ghent is a historic city, yet at the same time a contemporary one. The modern daily life of the city’s active inhabitants plays itself out against a gorgeous backdrop. In Ghent, they live, work, and enjoy life over and over again each day.
Experience medieval Belgium in Ghent
1 day, incl.:
See the silent witnesses of the prestigious and glorious past: the beautiful house fronts of the Graslei, the big old meat-market, the rugged and steep walls of the Castle of Counts. You will surely go home with an unforgettable idea of Ghent. The most beautiful site, the Graslei, is the departure for a boat trip of 40 minutes along the “Lys” and the “Lieve” to the “Rabot Towers”. Enjoy the informative tour with a refreshing glass of local beer on board!
This important sight in Ghent is a castle with a very turbulent past, closely intertwined with the complex—often stormy—political and social history of the city. Your visit to the Castle of the Counts will give you a complete picture of heraldic culture in the 12th century. The gatehouse, ramparts, keep, count’s residence and stables are open to visitors.
Through an atmospheric alley between the towers of Ghent you enter the characterful brasserie Pakhuis. The Portuguese architect Pinto gave the building a second life. Enjoy a 3-course seasonal lunch menu at Brasserie Pakhuis with the fresh, home-grown ingredients from their own farm Le Devant in Burgundy, with a glass of house beer 'Principale' or 'l'Artisan'.
The Ghent Belfry, a recognised UNESCO World Heritage, symbolises the city’s prosperity and independence. With the guide you can climb the tower by stairs until the highest level where you can admire the bell and enjoy beautiful views of the historic centre of Ghent. The stunning view over Ghent is bound to enchant you.
Follow ‘Alison’ on a virtual tour of history and discover the secret of the fallen angels. The virtual monk ‘Alison’ will give you a virtual tour of the abbey. He takes you to places you would never otherwise go: The mediaeval dining hall, the majestic abbey church, a beautiful garden and endless attics. Enjoy the yard at your own pace with the green surroundings afterwards for a relaxing afternoon.
As early as the 8th century, seat of Pepin de Herstal, then fearsome Lords of Beaufort, the last residents of their descendants, the Counts de Liedekerke Beaufort: Vêves, with its long and eventful past, is a living and harmonious ideal of many centuries. The visitors are welcomed by exquisite porcelains, historic memories and beautiful 18th century furniture.Read more
Decades of evolution in technology, comfort, safety and increasing concern with the environment are on display in Autoworld. From the earliest models of the distant past to contemporary cars that prefigure the automobile of tomorrow and beyond, the visitor is guided through the fabulous history of the motor car thanks to technical but easily comprehensible commentaries.Read more
The most important of Bruges’ towers stands 83 metres tall. Those who take on the challenge of climbing the tower, after a tiring 366 steps, your efforts will be rewarded with a breath-taking and unforgettable panoramic view of Bruges and her surroundings. Along the way you will also have a chance to visit the old treasury and the carillonneur’s chamber.Read more
We are pleased to announce that HEY! Belgium will be joining the Wallonian Board of Tourism (WBT) in Canton 13 and 14 May 2018. After Canton, we will be present during the ITB China 16-18 May 2018.Read more
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