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Centrally located in Europe and easily accessible, Ghent combines the comfort of a vibrant city with the cosiness of a small town. All main facilities are situated in the pedestrian heart of the city: many business hotels, plenty restaurants offering both local specialities and international dishes, numerous pubs, pleasant shopping streets … are all conveniently on a walking distance.

 

Strolling through Ghent is also an adventurous travel through history. Ghent is one of the most beautiful historic cities in Europe. The city has dozens of unique buildings, representing 1,000 years of history. The Castle of the Counts, St Bavo’s Cathedral with the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (Van Eyck), the Belfry, the Flemish Opera, are only a small selection of the numerous places of interest Ghent has to offer. You will hardly ever find such a diversity of architectural styles and treasures of which most are protected as national heritage by UNESCO.

 

National Geographic Traveler Magazine places Ghent third in its global ranking of authentic destinations!

 

Ghent is not only a city of culture, but also of knowledge. The Ghent University has an international reputation and is a preferred university for prominent scientists. Major international congresses are part of the day to day life in Ghent. The presence of 50,000 students leaves a dynamic mark on the city and this surely adds to its lively atmosphere.

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For more information, visit http://www.visitgent.be