The Historical City Centre of Ghent
The very medieval heart of Ghent is situated between the river Lys and the river Scheldt. It was there that our beautiful city arose! Walking through the Kuip (our Dutch name for the centre) invites you to see the historical highlights . This walk starts on Sint-Baafsplein with the Cathedral, the Belfry and the Cloth Hall that symbolise our rich medieval heritage. Past patrician houses and the City Hall we reach the Castle of the Counts. In the Great Butchers’ Hall you can taste specialties of our region. The old harbour, the beating heart of Ghent, is only one step away. When looking at both banks (Graslei and Korenlei) of the river Lys, guild houses and grain warehouses will take your breath away!
From St Michael’s bridge you’ll get a unique view of the three towers, the city’s great landmarks. A moment for a selfie?
St Bavo's Cathedral
Jacob van Artevelde
The 3 towers of Ghent
The Butchers' hall
The medieval harbour