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Things to do in Ghent – See Gravensteen’s Crime and Punishment Exhibit

Once you’ve stood on the parapets of Gravensteen and gazed out over the city of Ghent, venture back into the castle keep, continuing the self-guided tour through the halls and chambers of this looming 12th century fortress.   Though parts of the … Continue reading

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Things to do in Ghent – Visit Castle Gravensteen

Visitors to Ghent, especially those with children, will enjoy Gravensteen.  This ‘Castle of the Counts’, strategically located at the confluence of the rivers Scheldt and Leie, stands on the site where at least 3 previous fortifications once stood.  The current castle was built … Continue reading

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Ghent is an often-overlooked destination for travelers

Once one of the largest cities in Europe and a major player in the cloth trade during the Middle Ages, Ghent is an often-overlooked destination for travelers.  But, like many cities in Belgium, Ghent has a lot to offer visitors: Belgian … Continue reading