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The Belgian city Ghent is situated at the confluence of the Scheldt and Leia rivers, approximately 55 kilometers from Brussels. Population reaches up to 250 thousand. Gent is situated on an area of approximately 156 km2. This port is the administrative center of the Flemish province of East Flanders. Medieval walls, architectural treasures, canals, all this and much more you can enjoy in Ghent.
In Ghent, we offer a wide range of accommodation. In addition to the luxury hotels that belong to worldwide hotel chains such as Marriott, NH - NH Gent Sint Pieters, Best Western Residence Cour St Georges, we have many cozy and affordable hotels, guesthouses, apartments and hostels. Most accommodation is located in the center of town near landmarks and attractions such as St Bavo's Cathedral (St-Baafskathedraal), the Design Museum (Design Museum), Belfry (Belfort) and Town Hall (Stadhuis). Very popular location is also Graslei waterfront, where you can find guild houses from the 12th century. If you are traveling by train or car, we can offer you accommodation nearby the train station Gent-Sint-Pieters or Gent-Dampoort or highways E40 and E17. In our offer you can also find apartments suitable for both individual clients and also for larger groups or families with children. There are small studios, multiple bedroom apartments and lofts as well. Clients, that are seeking The most popular accommodation in the city is for example ibis Gent Centrum Opera, Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof, Ghent Marriott Hotel, Gent Centrum Novotel, Holiday Inn Gent Expo or Aparthotel Castelnou.
According to historical and archaeological evidence was the area inhabited as early as in the Stone Age. The Romans conquered this place until the 5th century. An important role in the history played St. Amadeus, who was a missionary and a former nobleman, he founded two of the Abbeys in Ghent. Because of the Abbeys, Ghent has become a safe and popular place for life. Population then grew, also there increased a number of traders from abroad. Between 879 and 883, Vikings repeatedly plundered the town and also both Abbeys. Later, a fortress was built to protect the town and gradually people began to settle along the rivers Scheldt and Leia. Gent has become very important due to its production of cloth, that was exported to Germany, France and North Africa. In 1180, count Philip Alsace rebuilt the wooden fortress to stone castle. Another important personality was the English King Edward III., who became King of France on the occasion of his invitation to Ghent in 1340. Ghent is also a birthplace of Charles V, who later became Holy Roman Emperor. In 1584, there was officially declared Catholicism as the main religion. 18th and 19th centuries were years of industrial development of Ghent.
The nearest airport is in Brussels, approx. 55 km away. The most common way how to get from European cities to Ghent is by train. There are direct train connections from Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp and Lille. In Ghent, you can find two train stations - Gent-Dampoort and Gent-Sint-Pieters. From Brussels, you can get to Ghent also by car, the journey takes about 40 minutes. If you go to Ghent by bus, you can use two major bus companies - Eurolines or Megabus. These companies operate buses going to London, Amsterdam, Paris and Cologne. For the transport around the city you can use trams, trolleybuses, buses or taxis. Very popular s also to travel a bicycle.
Ghent is a beautiful, historic town, offering visitors many sights and interesting places to visit. Romantic experience is a walk on an embankment Graslei along the canal, where you can admire old guild houses originating from the 12th century. Another nice place is Bridge St. Michel offering views of the three towers of Ghent - St. Bavo (St-Baafskathedraal) belfry (Belfort) and the church Nicholas (St-Niklaaskerk). In Gent, you can also find a large number of museums, for example Psychiatry Museum, the Museum of Industry and Textiles and Design Museum. Other important buildings are the Town Hall (Stadhuis), Gravensteen Castle and Church of Sv. Anny. Belgium is well known for its production of chocolate or also beers. In Ghent, you can visit many renowned restaurants, bars and pubs. We can recommend the brasserie or Bierhuis also de Trollekelder.
Ghent is a home to two football clubs - K.A.A. Gent and KRC Gent-Zeehaven. Each year the city hosts the prestigious cycling race Six Days of Flanders. The largest sports facility in the town is Flanders Sports Arena.
Ghent is associated with various celebrities. We can for example mention painters Jan van Eyck or Caspar de Crayer, writers Frans de Potter or Jans de Franc Willems, athlete Cédric Van Branteghem, cyclist Bradley Wiggins or football player Kevin De Bruyne.
Onderstraat 33, Ghent
Situated in Ghent, a 3-minute walk from Ghent Christmas Market and 60 metres from Graffiti Street, Snooz Ap Holiday & Business Flats features free WiFi. All units come with a living room, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen and a private bathroom.
Koningin Elisabethlaan 3, Ghent
Situated in a residential area in Ghent, this hotel benefits from a convenient location a 2-minute walk from Saint Peter's Train Station and a 15-minute walk from the historical centre. Best Western Hotel Chamade offers bicycle and car rental services, a bar and free Wi-Fi access.
16 Graslei, Ghent
Boutique hotel 1898 The Post offers accommodation in an iconic, historical building in the heart of Ghent. It is situated in the former post office.
Universiteitstraat 13, Ghent
Centrally located in the historical heart of Ghent, the 13 O'clock Hostel includes accommodation units with access to wireless internet free of charge. The hostel is situated less than 5-minutes walk from the shopping district, the Saint Bavo Cathedral and the Belfry of Ghent.
Gordunakaai 59, Ghent
Europahotel is located along Leie River in Ghent, a 12-minute walk from Saint Peter's Train Station and a 10-minute drive from the historical city centre with the Belfry of Ghent and the shopping district. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire property.
Akkerhage 2, Ghent
Holiday Inn Express offers spacious rooms with free breakfast and WiFi near the E17 motorway. It is 4 km from the medieval city centre of Ghent.
The elegant Ghent Marriott combines historic charm with modern design. This hotel overlooks the famous Korenlei on the bank of the Lys River and boasts an unusual lobby, a fitness centre and free WiFi.
jacob van arteveldestraat 1, Ghent
Complete with a garden, Behome Gent is located in Ghent, 2.4 km from Ghent Christmas Market and 1.
Onderbergen 15, Ghent
Set within a 5-minute walk of Ghent Christmas Market, Room&Moor in Ghent provides a terrace, as well as free WiFi. In a prime location in the Ghent City-Centre district, this hotel is situated 300 metres from St.
Hoogstraat 36, Ghent
Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof will reopen after total renovation of rooms and public areas in October 2018. The hotel is situated in Gent, only 500 metres from the historical city centre.
Voldersstraat 10, Ghent
Set in Ghent within a 2-minute walk of Ghent Christmas Market, Les Foulons - Downtown Gent offers accommodation with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. All units are air conditioned and include a seating and/or dining area.
Kasteellaan 51, Ghent
Set in a residential area a 10-minute walk from the historical centre of Ghent, The Aparthotel Castelnou offers spacious accommodation, an on-site à la carte restaurant and a garden terrace. WiFi is available for free and guests can rent bicycles to explore the surroundings.
Ter Platen 60, Ghent
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Studio Edville Centre Ghent is situated in Ghent, 400 metres from Muinkpark. All units have a seating area.
Poel 1-2, Ghent
Located right in Ghent's historical city centre, Hotel de Flandre is set in a historical 18th-century townhouse and features a terrace and an on-site cocktail lounge and bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire hotel.
Hoogpoort 75-77, Ghent
Cour St Georges offers rooms in an 18th-century building in Gent’s historic centre, within a 3-minute walk from the Saint Bavo's Cathedral, the Belfry and Saint Nicholas' Church. It features a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi.
Waaistraat 5, Ghent
This hotel blends an industrial history with elegant décor and modern facilities. Ghent River occupies several former factory buildings, only 600 metres from the Botermarkt.
Nieuwebosstraat 1, Ghent
Parkhotel is a fully renovated and modern hotel at walking distance from the historic city centre. Stay in a quiet neighborhood across from the Sint-Anna Park and enjoy the comfort of this accommodation.
Akkerhage 1, Ghent
Campanile Hotel & Restaurant Gent is located just off E17 Motorway, 5 km from the historical centre of Ghent. It offers an à la carte restaurant, a bar and a terrace.
16 Kammerstraat, Ghent
Situated a 3-minute walk from Ghent Christmas Market and a 2-minute walk from Toreken, Hof Van Spanje offers free WiFi and units equipped with a kitchen. The apartment offers a seating area with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a hair dryer and bath.
Jan Palfijnstraat 26, Ghent
Loftsuite is situated in the centre of Ghent, just an 8-minute walk from the Korenmarkt. Loftsuite offers 2 terraces and free Wi-Fi.