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There are plenty of places to see and visit around Gent. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Gent is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Gent

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    1

    Schipdonkkanaal

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    This old and old may she be? The trees are 30m high and will certainly line the channel and the path for 100 years if not longer. They protect the …

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    Van Vlaenderensmolen

    Hiking Highlight

    This mill is on a ridge, about 5m higher than its surroundings. The wide surroundings of the mill have been protected as a village scene since 21/05/1984. The adjacent valley …

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    3

    Het Gravensteen

    Bike Touring Highlight

    One of the largest moated castles in Europe is located in Ghent. The Castle of the Counts was originally built in 1180 from Tournai bluestone and has already been through …

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    Sint-Michielskerk

    Hiking Highlight

    In 1440, the construction of the St. Michael's Church was started, previously a chapel stood here. Iconoclasts largely demolished the building in the 16th century, so that in 1619 a …

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    Vrijdagmarkt

    Hiking Highlight

    Under the market is a parking garage. A very central starting point for your exploration of beautiful Ghent. Please, for my next visit, free a parking place.

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    Groot vleeshuis

    Hiking Highlight

    The entire East Flemish cuisine under one roof
    East Flanders has more than 175 traditional regional products. And in Ghent you will find them all under one roof! Handy, right? …

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    7

    Stadhuis

    Hiking Highlight

    The city hall of gent is a beautiful building divided in two parts. The older wing at the corner is a late gothic style and is very richly decorated with …

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    Louisa d’Havébrug

    Bike Touring Highlight

    In December 2018, one hundred years after the end of the First World War, the city council of Ghent decided to name a new bicycle bridge to be built after …

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    The Sint-Martinuskerk, the cemetery, the church wall and surroundings are protected as a village view because of their historical value. The church was first mentioned in 1121 as the property …

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    The Nederlands Toneel Gent (NTGent or NTG) is a city theater founded in Ghent in 1965. As an international city company, it performs productions in the Koninklijke Nederlandse Schouwburg. In …

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    11

    Damvalleimeer

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Very beautiful and quiet nature reserve with many birds to spot

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    Knuppelpad Rosdamvallei

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    DE PINTE - With the completion of a second club path, the Rosdambeek route is now fully open. Many hikers find this the most beautiful route in the Parkbos. The …

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    Sint-Niklaaskerk

    Hiking Highlight

    Inside are the Gothic Revival altar and pulpit, Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassicist confessionals, several 18th-century statues and numerous Baroque paintings, including a Dying Christ by Anthonis van Dyck and works …

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    Kasteel Ooidonk

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle is described as one of the most beautiful castles in the country and often as a jewel of Flemish-Spanish 16th century architecture. The exterior view of the castle …

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    De Krook

    Hiking Highlight

    This architectural work of art is a unique meeting place for residents, students and visitors. The imposing building is located in a place formerly called "Waalse Krook", in a bend …

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    Belfort

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The belfry of Ghent is the middle of the three towers. On top of it looms the mighty dragon of Ghent. In the summer of 2018 during the summer festivities …

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    Sint-Jan Baptistkerk

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The building was already mentioned in 939 but is probably even older. Afsnee is already mentioned around 850 among the goods of the Saint Peter's Abbey during the time of …

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    The nature reserve De Putten (16 ha, sub-municipality of Melsen) is part of the Scheldemeersen.
    The history of its creation has an industrial past, as the area was used for …

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    Struisvogel aan piano

    Hiking Highlight

    Many people think it is a dinosaur or a mixture of several animals, but it is indeed a real ostrich skeleton.
    It comes from an old collection from Hungary. Think …

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    Het Keizerpark

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Keizerpark is a modern park. Two bicycle bridges make it an important junction for pedestrians and cyclists. You can fish, play basketball, barbecue and picnic.

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