The Best Of Ghent Walking Tour
Together with a professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. You will see Het Galgenhuisje a small, old building in the city center where convicted criminals were awaiting punishment. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Did you know that in this city Werrengarestraat is a legitimate graffiti street? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Ghent. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most out of it!
- Professional local tour guide
- The Van Eyck brothers statue Entrance fees
- Geeraard de Duivelsteen Entrance fees
Route & Duration
Het Belfort van Gent
Ghent's Belfry represents the city's wealth and independence. The Cloth Hall, which was constructed opposite the Belfry, was finished in 1907. The Cloth Hall's exquisite Brabant Gothic design honours the industries to which Ghent owes so much. An antique guard house may be seen on the corner of the Cloth Hall. Every Sunday morning from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m., the city carillonneur is at work. Every Saturday evening in July and August, except for the Gentse Feesten, you may enjoy a live carillon concert with many guest artists and music from throughout the world.
Monument Jan Frans Willems
Jan-Frans Willems, considered the creator of the Flemish Movement, is honoured by this sculpture. As the son of a poor bourgeois family in the 18th century, he witnessed his father being abused by French-speaking Belgians who took away some of his employment because he didn't speak French. This is what will drive him to assert Flemish culture while being completely devoted to Dutch culture. The sculptures force themselves on this memorial by striking patriotic stances and yelling proudly.
Saint Bavo's Cathedral,
Saint Bavo's Cathedral (Dutch: Sint Baafskathedraal) is a Catholic cathedral in Ghent, Belgium. The 89-meter-tall Gothic structure, dedicated after Saint Bavo of Ghent, serves as the seat of the Diocese of Ghent. It houses the renowned Ghent Altarpiece.
The Van Eyck brothers statue
This magnificent monument was built as an ode to the artists for the 1913 World Expo in Ghent. Flowers, wreaths, and garlands are sent by men, women, and children. Hubert, the eldest of the two brothers, reads the bible as his palette and brushes lay at his feet. Meanwhile, his brother Jan stands straight ahead, clutching his palette.
Geeraard de Duivelsteen
The Geeraard de Duivelsteen ("Devil Castle") is a 13th-century Gothic-style castle in Ghent, Belgium. It was used to defend the city's harbour, Portus Ganda. The structure was named after the knight Geeraard Vilain (1210-1270), the second son of the fifteenth Viscount of Ghent, Zeger III of Ghent. Vilain was known as "Geeraard de Duivel" ("Geerard the Devil") due to his dark skin and hair colour.
The main entrance to the castle (Sint-Veerleplein 11, 9000 Ghent, Belgium) See Map
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