Two days in Ghent give you enough time to explore the city’s two most dynamic and sought-after neighborhoods. Spend the first day in the popular Patershol area. In the evening, stop into one of its many restaurants before going to the Campanile hotel in Ghent for the night. The next day, visit the famous Quai aux Herbes, a medieval port that undoubtedly ranks among the city’s most beautiful spots and is a gathering spot for locals and tourists alike.
A week-long visit will give you time to complete a full tour of the many historic monuments and architectural wonders of Ghent. Visit the city’s famous row of towers, with the belfry in the center that is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Also don’t miss the Saint-Bavon cathedral, which, along with the beauty of the structure itself, features many artistic treasures, including the famous Ghent Altarpiece. Also, have a look at the St. Michael’s Bridge, where you can enjoy a unique panoramic view or make a stop at the Château des Comtes.
Ghent is an ideal destination for a family vacation, as it can be enjoyed in a fun way with its varied and scenic means of transportation. You can choose from canoeing, rafting and carriage rides and also helicopter rides and hot-air balloon rides. Why not take a boat ride on the inland waters? The whole family can also enjoy a visit to the “Gravesteen” Château des Comtes de Flandre.