Dotted with half-hidden restaurants, enchanting Patershol is a web of twisting cobbled lanes whose old-world houses were once home to...
De Gentenaer Rederij
De Gentenaer Rederij runs canal cruises, which are a great way to see some of the aspects of Ghent that you would otherwise miss.
A vast toilet-roll ‘sculpture’ humorously marks the back side of this museum, whose collection specialises in furnishings from baroque...
Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant
Sharing an enticing waterfront terrace, this photogenic classic beer pub has an interior draped in dried hops and three exclusive house...
‘Live well and laugh often’ is the Avalon’s sage suggestion, backed up with copious, reliably delicious vegetarian and vegan lunches....
St-Veerleplein · interesting places nearby
The counts of Flanders’ quintessential 12th-century stone castle comes complete with moat, turrets and arrow slits. It’s all the more remarkable considering that during the 19th century the site was converted into a cotton mill. Meticulously restored since, the interior sports the odd suit of armour, a guillotine and torture devices. The relative lack of furnishings is compensated with a hand-held 45-minute movie guide, which sets a tongue-in-cheek historical costumed drama in the rooms, prison pit and battlements.
If you just want a photo of the castle, there's a great viewpoint on St-Widostraat.