New York Times extols the merits of Ghent

The UNESCO World Heritage City of Bruges is well known both at home and abroad. Its medieval streets and squares, romantic canals, stately architecture, enchanting atmosphere and excellent gastronomy leave no one unmoved. Now, the leading American New York Times is turning its attention to Ghent, which is only 40 km further east.

In a three-day exploration of the city, the newspaper praises some of the many assets of this once bustling textile hub. Even though Ghent shows similarities with its sister city Bruges, its own gems are worth discovering in their own right.

There’s plenty to choose from. From dazzling religious heritage, where world-famous art is cherished, excellent museums of innovative and creative design, and lively street art, right through to brand new hotels in renowned, centuries-old buildings and restaurants that serve top cuisine in delightful backstreets. In the evening, you will be spoilt in wine/cocktail bars and beer cafés in the beautifully lit city centre.

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