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Ghent is the fourth largest city of Belgium (approx.250.000 inhabitants).
It is not as big as Antwerp but bigger than Bruges.
It is also less famous among tourists than the often praised Bruges.
However, for some people Ghent is the real diamond of Flanders and Belgium.
In a unique way Gent has managed to preserve its medieval power while keeping up with the times. The city center alone is a showcase of medieval Flemish wealth and commercial success.
Modern Ghent certainly cannot be overlooked in Belgium.
The city has an important harbor, thanks to the canal Gent-Terneuzen which allows sea-going vessels to bring their products to the city and its industrial hinterland.
Because of the central location in the country, the 'Flanders Technology' fair can regularly be organized.

  • Last visit to Gent: Feb 2000
  • Intro Updated Aug 19, 2004
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  • lvdpiet's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2005 at 2:30 PM

    Hi Marleen, Ik zat weer eens wat bij je te bladeren. Ik moet dus echt een keer naar Gent. Dank voor je mooie pagina! Groet, Leo

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2004 at 4:47 AM

    Absolutely fascinating historical info in your tips Marleen. I was touched by the Hospice for the children & eerily interested in Gerald the Devil. Hope I can visit here one day. Thanks!

  • rexvaughan's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2004 at 7:36 AM

    Happy Birthday, Marleen and thanks for the great photos and info about Gent. I hope to visit there and your page adds to my anticipation.

  • cochonou's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2004 at 2:55 PM

    Very detailed introduction about Gent. Now I know more about this city. Thanks for your birthday wishes!

  • Dec 2, 2003 at 1:24 PM

    another impressive city I have on my agenda!

  • Morepork's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2003 at 4:56 PM

    Very interesting ! I have been there but forgotten it all ! So long ago !

  • JosM's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2003 at 3:47 PM

    Great page with nice pics and good comments

  • JudyinPA's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2003 at 12:35 PM

    We only get a chance to view these old buildings when we see pages like this if we can't visit.

  • nicoleken's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2003 at 1:15 PM

    wonderful page and great pictures !

  • dannebro's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2002 at 8:44 PM

    Ghent is a very nice place !

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