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Ghent, Belgium

During a business trip to Belgium, I had the opportunity to visit Ghent. Leaving from the town of Liege, it takes around 2 hours by train to Ghent.

The Liege train station, Liege Guillemins has a really beautiful architecture

To get to Ghent take the train that is heading to Ostende

The train stop at Ghent is at Gent Sint Pieters station

From here to Ghent town it’s easiest to take a tram. You can get a 1 day pass for EUR6 from any of the ticket machines, please take note these are located outside the train station.

Best place to start exploring is getting off the tram stop at Gravensteen where the tourist office is.

As it was only a day trip for me i only managed to cover the most popular sights. 

Inside St Bavo’s cathedral 

The Belfry

The Gravensteen 

At Graslei 

Around the canals

At Graslei there are many boat tours which cost around EUR7 for those interested in the river cruise. Ghent is really beautiful and easily can be explored by foot or trams. Given more time the day city card is good value that covers transport and entries into most attractions.