One of my most recent day trips was a trip from Utrecht in the Netherlands to Ghent in Belgium. It was also my first time visiting the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. We went to Ghent by car and it took around 2 hours and 20 minutes one way. So here is a little quick summary of a day trip to Ghent, Belgium.
A visit to the Gravensteen castle in Ghent
One of the main attractions in Ghent is a visit to the Gravensteen castle, also known as the Castle of the Counts. It’s a medieval castle located right in the city centre and definitely worth a visit.
A visit through the castle will take you through the ins and outs of the castle, walk through what used to be torture chambers and in between you can get some great views of Ghent from the top of the castle.
In some of the tickets an audio guide is included, which I would recommend if you would like to get to know more about the Gravensteen castle and its history.
A walk around the Ghent city centre
The good thing about Ghent is that everything is perfectly walkable, so there is no need to worry about making your way around by public transportation. One way of discovering the city is by booking a boat tour through the canals, to get some stunning views of the city from the water.
If you go through a walk around the city you can see some beautiful churches, lovely old buildings and interesting little food stands and markets.
Of course, one thing that you should not miss out on when planning a visit to Belgium as well are some typical Belgium fries and beers.
Have you been to Ghent before? Would you like to go?
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