Top 10 Things to do in East Flanders Province, Flanders

Discover the best top things to do in East Flanders Province, Belgium including Ghent City Center, St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal), Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, St Michael's Bridge, Waasland Shopping Center, Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Stadspark, Belfry, Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen.

1. Ghent City Center

Ghent, Belgium Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
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4.5 based on 4830 reviews

Ghent City Center

Reviewed By TheLush101 - Cardiff, United KingdomCardiff, United Kingdom

Stunning

I'd heard a few people say that Ghent is much nicer than Bruges and now that I've been there, I think they're right. I was there just before Christmas 2018 and the Christmas markets were brilliant, especially with the surrounding backdrop of the beautiful

2. St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)

Sint-Baafsplein | Casco Historico de la Ciudad, Ghent 9000, Belgium Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
60%
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4.5 based on 2898 reviews

St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)

Reviewed By 21budw - Blowing Rock, North CarolinaBlowing Rock, North Carolina

Not just another church.

We visited the Cathedral and were amazed. The Belgium Gothic church was awe inspiring and breathtaking.

3. Graslei and Korenlei

Graslei en Korenleih, Ghent, Belgium Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Piers & Boardwalks, Historic Walking Areas More
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4.5 based on 2190 reviews

Graslei and Korenlei

Reviewed By YTCHENG - Hong Kong, ChinaHong Kong, China

Nice views along the canal

There were medieval architectures on both sides of the canal and should better be explored by boats. You could see people sitting down and relaxing along the way or newly-wed couples taking photos in front of the 16th century sailors' guild houses along t

4. Gravensteen

Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent 9000, Belgium Museums, Sights & Landmarks, History Museums, Castles More
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4.5 based on 4372 reviews

Gravensteen

The only surviving "castle of the count."

Reviewed By deVries2016 - Steenwijk, The NetherlandsSteenwijk, The Netherlands

Beautiful castle in the center of the city!

Beautiful castle! We were actually passing through and decided to search for the castle and good that we did! Ghent as a city is beautiful - we will return for sure, and Gravensteen is beautiful. You can go all over, inside, outside, on the top and audiog

5. St Michael's Bridge

Sint-Michielsplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium Sights & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas, Bridges
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4.5 based on 1463 reviews

St Michael's Bridge

Reviewed By MrMrsHappyR - Liverpool, United KingdomLiverpool, United Kingdom

Impressive bridge

Impressive bridge overlooking both cathedrals and Korenlei and Graslei canal areas. Very pretty to sit and enjoy.

6. Waasland Shopping Center

Kapelstraat 100, Sint-Niklaas 9100, Belgium Shopping, Shopping Malls
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4 based on 114 reviews

Waasland Shopping Center

Reviewed By RobrechtEik

Modern shopping mall

Best shopping mall in region between Ghent and Antwerp. Good food, drinks available. Usually not too crowded, except for the days before Christmas and rainy Saturdays in the fall: stay far away or be crushed by ruthless shoppers

7. Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)

Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium Sights & Landmarks, Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings More
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4.5 based on 1164 reviews

Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)

This municipal tower was a symbol of the city's autonomy, begun in 1313 and completed in 1380.

Reviewed By Aleksia_Sch - The NetherlandsThe Netherlands

Beautiful views

Entrance is 8€. Some history and view. There are several “rooms” with expositions who is interested in some history. If to go to the top the view is really charming

8. Stadspark

Parklaan, Aalst 9300, Belgium Nature & Parks, Fun & Games, Outdoor Activities, Playgrounds, Hiking Trails, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Biking Trails More
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Stadspark

The Aalst park is situated a mere 800m from the city center and provides a peaceful,green oasis with a large variety of trees and plants. During the summer months of July and August every Monday people can enjoy the Engie Parkies concerts and children have a large playground at their disposal. There's also a chalet in the middle of the park offering drinks and snacks.

Reviewed By margotv7 - Aalst, BelgiumAalst, Belgium

Beautiful park near the city

This large city park has something to offer for everyone. Nature enthusiasts find a large botanical variety and two big ponds, sports fanatics can go for beautiful jogs around the park, there's free concerts in the summer and kids can play at a large play

9. Belfry

Oude Vismarkt 13, Aalst 9300, Belgium Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Belfry

The Belfry (Belfort) is open to the public. However at the moment, only guided visits are organised. Contact the Tourist Information Office for bookings. Price: 60 EUR per guide (maximum 20 persons per guide) The guided visit takes about 2 hours and includes a climb to the top of the Belfry tower (136 steps), offering spectacular views on the city!

Reviewed By KatrienS955 - Ghent, BelgiumGhent, Belgium

Very nice square with belfry, alderman house and some old buildings

The belfry and alderman´s house are not open to the public, but are well worth to see from the outside. The belfry is smaller than in many other cities. On the square there is also borse van Amsterdam, now a restaurant, a very nice old building with a col

10. Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen

Markt 43, Oudenaarde 9700, Belgium Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
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4 based on 134 reviews

Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen

Reviewed By Andrew E - Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaAustralian Capital Territory, Australia

Interesting, some great memorabilia

Really enjoyed the museum as a cycling fanatic. Only downside for us was the info is all in Belgian, which is understandable, but the English "guide" you receive doesn`t really contain that much info, so we felt we missed so much of the nuts`n`bolts of th

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