Ghent’s flamboyant city hall was started in 1519 but not finished till 1600, by which time it had transformed into a Renaissance-style...
St-Baafs cathedral's towering interior has some fine stained glass and an unusual combination of brick vaulting with stone tracery. A...
Graffiti is positively encouraged as an art form in this tiny central alley, known locally as Graffitistraatje.
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Home to Ghent’s premier theatre company. It also offers interesting ‘open rehearsals’ and workshops, but naturally almost everything’s...
This hip, if mildly ostentatious, modern brasserie-bar-restaurant is set in a magnificently restored former textile warehouse. It...
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Ghent’s soaring, Unesco-listed, 14th-century belfry is topped by a large dragon. That’s a weathervane not a fire breather and it’s become something of a city mascot. You’ll meet two previous dragon incarnations on the climb to the top (mostly by lift) but other than some bell-making exhibits, the real attraction is the view. Enter through the Lakenhalle , Ghent's cloth hall that was left half-built in 1445 and only completed in 1903.
The Belfort bells are played at carillon concerts at 11.30am Fridays and 11am on summer Sundays.