One Day in Ghent Itinerary Story

By Aleksandra Jakimoska

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Introduction

One Day in Ghent Itinerary Story

Often overshadowed by its neighbour Bruges, Ghent is a beautiful medieval city with marvellous castles...

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Day 1

The Ideal Trip from Bruges or Brussels

Said to be one of Europe’s best-kept secrets, I was tempted to visit this Flemish...

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Day 1 - Stop 1

Start the Day with Breakfast at ‘Simon Says’

Wake up early for a lovely breakfast at one of the best brunch restaurants in...

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Day 1 - Stop 2

Visit the Gravensteen castle (Castle of the Counts)

Gravensteen Castle is a medieval castle dating back to the 9th century and is well...

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Day 1 - Stop 3

Take a Photo at St. Michael’s Bridge (or Sint-Michielsbrug)

Being one of the most popular points for taking photos, St. Michael’s Bridge is another...

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Day 1 - Stop 4

Walk along Graslei and Korenlei

With Michael’s bridge behind, continue your walking tour of the city to Graslei and Korenlei....

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Day 1 - Stop 5

Take a Canal Boat Tour

Why not add a 50-minute boat tour through the canals on your Ghent day trip...

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Day 1 - Stop 6

Have a Burger at Manhattn's Burgers Graslei

When in Ghent, you'll probably want to indulge in delicious food. You're in luck because...

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Day 1 - Stop 7

Admire the Stunning St. Nicholas Church

Now that your stomach is full, continue your journey by heading over to Saint Nicholas...

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Day 1 - Stop 8

Climb the Ghent Belfry (Belfort) and Cloth Hall

One of the top things to see in Ghent in one day is Ghent Belfry...

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Day 1 - Stop 9

Visit St. Bavo’s Cathedral

Take the time to admire one of the oldest parish churches in the city of...

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Day 1 - Stop 10

Explore Werregarenstraat - Graffiti Street

To see street art during your 1 day in Ghent, Werregarenstraat is the destination to...

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Day 1 - Stop 11

Experience Korenmarkt and Vrijdagmarkt

Korenmarkt has been the centre of activities in Ghent for many years. The square is...

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Day 1 - Stop 12

Discover Patershol neighborhood

The Patershol neighbourhood is right next to Vrijdagmarkt across the little bridge. It’s a picturesque...

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Day 1 - Stop 13

Have a dinner at the “Roots”

Patershol neighbourhood is a real pleasure for food lovers. It must be on the top...

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Day 1 - Stop 14

Visit the House of Alijn

In the Patershol neighbourhood, you will also come across the House of Alijn. This is...

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Day 1 - Stop 15

Stop at the Design Museum Ghent

After visiting the House of Alijn, it’s time for another museum. The Design Museum is...

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Day 1 - Stop 16

Indulge in a Street Waffle and Chocolate

It’s no wonder that Belgian waffles are famous around the world. A day in Ghent...

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Day 1 - Stop 17

Stop by Ghent Town Hall (Stadhius)

Walking down the streets with a waffle in my hands, I came across an outstanding...

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Conclusion

In Summary

Limited in time and would rather have someone else handle your travel guide? Then this...

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