Ghent is a medieval city in Belgium with an old port along the Leie, guild houses, a Gravensteen, a meat hall with impressive wooden trusses, beautiful churches, and a Saint Baafs Cathedral. All of these sites are must-see sights!
Even though Ghent is one of Belgium's oldest cities, it has managed to maintain its small-town charm while still being a charismatic hotspot for trade and culture.
You will also visit the "sheep stable" on Emile Braunplein and Klokke Roeland. And if you have time, make sure to browse through Vrijdagmarkt too!
One well-known creation from Ghent is the waffle; they even claim to have invented it. Another famous work of art from this city is the “Ghent Altarpiece” by Jan van Eyck.
Filled with superlatives, the Ghent Alterpiece is the first-ever realistic painting and one of the most famous paintings of all time. It was a major influence on artists and has been the most-coveted work for centuries. But that's not even the half of it: it's been set on fire, nearly destroyed by Calvinists, smuggled, forged, and stolen six times... including by Napoleon and Nazis.