Graslei Ghent
The Castle of the Counts, three iconic towers, the Adoration of the Lamb of God, medieval streets and buildings and confluence of the Leie and Scheldt rivers. For centuries, Ghent has been a heritage treasure trove.

Ghent, Europe’s Best-kept Secret

That doesn’t mean the city hasn’t evolved, however. In the past half century, Ghent has transitioned from a rough, industrial city to become one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. The old factories have given way to a vibe that is bursting with energy, courtesy of the city’s creative talents and port. There is a huge range of cafés, restaurants and cultural centres. Ghent’s impressive museum quarter contains MSK, SMAK and STAM. The Ghent Festivities offer a ten-day city festival like no other. Ghent is a secret worth discovering.

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48 hours in Ghent, Europe's best-kept secret

Ghent is a special place. It has three towers and the Ghent Altarpiece, a vibrant energy due to its many students, magnificent museums, medieval streets and countless cultural hotspots. This former industrial city at the rivers of the Scheldt and Leie is livelier than ever. Plenty of reason to spend 48 hours exploring this gem.

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