Few Hours in Ghent, Belgium

Ghent is a beautiful canal town with a lot of history. The city is part of Flanders and it used to be on the most powerful and rich cities in Europe during the Middle Ages. Its characterized as one of Europe's amazing discoveries and you surely shouldn't miss visiting if you are in Belgium. GETTING TO GHENT Since I was in Brussels, which I have visited a lot of times, I had some free time to take the train to a nearby city. I visited Bruges before, so Ghent was my first option. I got a return train ticket for 10 Euros from Brussels to Ghent. After 40 minutes I was in Ghent. I got off at Gent-Sint-Pieters train station, which is the main station. Once you get out of the station you’ll see a lot of bicycles everywhere, parked! It reminded me of Amsterdam. I started walking, thinking that I was going to walk to the city centre but then I noticed that there’s nothing special to see on my way. So I decided to get the tram. Tram No.1 for 3 Euros (1 hour ticket) will take you to the city centre. The journey from the station to the city centre is around 10 minutes. You have the option to walk (around 3Km) but there's nothing to see on the way so prefer the tram instead and save you energy to walk around the city centre. I went through a guide about Ghent and pinned my map what to see, deciding the walking route I was going to take. I visited on Sunday and the city was pretty busy since it was sunny (although it was freezing). BOOK YOUR HOTEL THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE CITY IS BY FOOT Walking around the city is really relaxing; you'll walk through history, beautiful buildings, cathedrals and old houses via the along the Leie river. This is the best way to see the city's most important spots and get a quick taste of Ghent. GHENT: TO-DO AND SEE St [...]