Much like you might save the best bite of food for last, I saved my favorite Belgian city for last, Ghent. I’m dividing Ghent into three parts, following this one will be “The Booze” and finally “The Food”. Ghent was such a charming, friendly city…just amazing. We had a great time there, and I highly recommend you adding it to your Belgium tour. It is quite compact which makes it so easy to navigate, but there is still plenty to do and see. Taking a look below to see why it was pretty much love at first sight:
The Gravensteen (“Castle of the Count) was built in 1180 (12th Century)
One of the things that struck me was how old the buildings were; it is like stepping back in time but with all the modern conveniences. We learned that many of the fronts are from the 1800 or earlier but most are only the facades and the remaining of the building is new. We took a boat tour that was quite informative. Our tour-guide did the guide in three different languages (he could have facilitated it in even more if needed).