- Medieval City Centre
- St. Bavo's Cathedral with Mystic Lamb painting
- Korenlei and Graslei (old Port)
- Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)
- Design Museum Gent
- Gravensteen Castle
- Fine Arts Museum (Museum voor Schone Kunsten)
- The House of Alijn (Het Huis van Alijn)
- Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis)
- Municipal Museum of Contemporary Arts (SMAK)
- Sports & Recreation park Blaarmeersen
- Decascoop Movie Theatre (kinepolis.be)
- Flemish Opera House
- Artevelde Football Stadium (Ghelamco Arena)
- Vrijdagsmarkt and Sint-Jacobs
Direction from City Center to Hotel: South East
Distance from Hotel: 2.49 MI/ 4 KM
Distance from Hotel: 3.11 MI/ 5 KM North
Convenience Store: 0.5 MI/ 0.8 KM North East
The architectural finery of the medieval old town surrounds you as you loop the River Leie. Gaze up at everything from stark Art Deco buildings to ornate 14th-century churches, the best city views being from the 12th-century Gravensteen castle.
Take a lazy cruise along the River Leie for a new perspective on what was once one of the biggest and wealthiest cities in the world. The small tour boats leave from a pretty wharf near the impressive Great Butcher's Hall, known as Vleeshuis.
Don't Go Home Without
Sampling famous Belgian beers. In the 17th century, some 550 breweries were based in Gent. You can still try many of their beers in nearby bars but only one operational brewery remains, Gruut, where you can take a tour and enjoy a tasting session.
The city centre of Gent has the largest pedestrianised shopping area in Belgium with plenty of traffic measures in place. Ask the friendly Front Desk staff at Holiday Inn Express Gent for your most convenient travel options when heading into the city.