Ghent travel guide

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You're Going to Love Ghent

One of Belgium's medieval jewels, Ghent is compact and full of interesting museums and stunning architecture. On top of that, it's also a wonderful place to dine, listen to music, and just relax. What's more surprising is how it remains relatively undiscovered.

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When to Visit Ghent

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Most tourists visit Ghent around July and August, but there's no reason to discount September or May to June, when the crowds will be thinner and the weather should be fine.

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How to Get to Ghent

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Where to Stay in Ghent

Some popular and comfortable city center options include the Ghent Marriott Hotel and the Ghent River Hotel, while the Hotel NH Gent Sint Pieters is handy for the station.

Popular Neighborhoods in Ghent

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How to Get Around Ghent

The Cost of Living in Ghent

Shopping Streets

For street food, crafts, and clothing, don't miss the ancient Vrijdagmarkt in Patershol. Otherwise, check out streets like Sint-Niklaasstraat or the Dok Noord shopping mall.

Groceries and Other

Expect to pay around EUR3 for a gallon of milk or EUR2.30 for 12 eggs at Ghent supermarkets like Carrefour and Spar.

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Where to Eat in Ghent

Ghent has a wealth of restaurants. Some local favorites include burger specialists Paul's Boutique, gourmet brasseries like De Rave, and Flemish eateries like Publiek. Expect a meal to cost between EUR15 and EUR40.