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Top Things to Do in Ghent, Belgium, from a Cruise Ship - Created by Staff

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Hogeschool Gent

With three faculties, one School of Arts and 13,000 students, University College Ghent is the largest university college in Flanders. Its establishment in 1995 is the outcome of two successful mergers that involved sixteen Belgian institutions of higher education. Many had been influential leaders in higher education for several decades.

Saint Nicholas' Church, Ghent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

St. Nicholas' Church ( Dutch: Sint-Niklaaskerk) is one of the oldest and most prominent landmarks in Ghent, Belgium. Begun in the early 13th century as a replacement for an earlier Romanesque church, construction continued through the rest of the century in the local Scheldt Gothic style (named after the nearby river).

St. Michael's Bridge in Ghent Belgium (Sint-Michielsbug)

One of the best views of Ghent's Medieval buildings can be enjoyed from St. Michael's Bridge. The bridge is located just two or three blocks down the road from the churches and cathedrals seen in this photograph.

Saint Bavo Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In 1539, as a result of the rebellion against Charles V, the old Abbey of St. Bavo was dissolved. Its abbot and monks went on to become canons in a Chapter that was attached to what then became the Church of Saint Bavo. When the Diocese of Ghent was founded in 1559, the church became its Cathedral.

Belfry of Ghent

The 91-metre-tall belfry of Ghent is one of three medieval towers that overlook the old city centre of Ghent, Belgium, the other two belonging to Saint Bavo Cathedral and Saint Nicholas' Church. Its height makes it the tallest belfry in Belgium.

Gravensteen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Gravensteen is a castle in Ghent originating from the Middle Ages. The name means "castle of the count" in Dutch.

Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent

The Museum of Fine Arts ( Dutch: Museum voor Schone Kunsten (MSK)) in Ghent, Belgium, is situated at the East side of the Citadelpark (near the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst). The museum holds a large permanent collection of art from the Middle Ages until mid 20th Century.

Joseph Guislain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In 1828 Guislain became head of the psychiatric hospitals of Ghent, for which he wrote a new internal regulation together with Petrus Josef Triest. It was the first of its type and stipulated how to handle the patients in a decent and therapeutically justified way.

Cultural center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A cultural center or cultural centre is an organization, building or complex that promotes culture and arts. Cultural centers can be neighborhood community arts organizations, private facilities, government-sponsored, or activist-run. Examples include:

Vlaamse Opera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Vlaamse Opera (Flemish Opera) is an opera company in Belgium directed by Aviel Cahn which operates in two different opera houses in two Flemish cities, the Vlaamse Opera Antwerpen at Van Ertbornstraat 8 and the Vlaamse Opera Ghent at Schouwburgstraat 3. However, the company shares one orchestra, choir, technical team, etc.

Michel François (artist)

Michel François (born 1956, Saint-Trond, Belgium) is a Belgian artist. He lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. His art explores a variety of media including installation, video, sculpture and photography.

St. Peter's Abbey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

St. Peter's Abbey in the Black Forest, former abbey at St. Peter im Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Our-Lady Ter Hooyen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

After WWI the duke had to relinquish his rights because he was a German citizen. And then finally in 1925, the newly founded non-profit organisation Begijnhof O.L.V. Ter Hoyen bought the entire beguinage complex. The beguinage became a protected monument on October 30, 1963.

Campo Santo (Gent)

Campo Santo is een grote begraafplaats in Sint-Amandsberg bij de Belgische stad Gent, genoemd zoals de Campo Santo begraafplaats te Rome. Het is een kerkhof waar veel katholieke beroemdheden begraven liggen, maar ook enkele vrijzinnigen. Er liggen veel letterkundigen, kunstschilders en toondichters begraven.

Saint Michael's Church, Ghent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Saint Michael's Church ( Dutch: Sint-Michielskerk) is a Roman Catholic church in Ghent, Belgium built in a late Gothic style. It has a rich interior decoration.

Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (commonly abbreviated as S.M.A.K., translated as City Museum for Contemporary Art) is a relatively new museum located in Ghent, Belgium, and is renowned both for its permanent collection ( Karel Appel, Francis Bacon, Panamarenko, Andy Warhol, etc.) and for its provocative exhibitions.

Homepage - Universiteit Gent

De UGent is één van de grootste universiteiten in het Nederlandse taalgebied en profileert zich als open, sociaal geëngageerd en pluralistisch.

Kouter (Gent) - Wikipedia

De Kouter is een plein in het centrum van de Vlaamse stad Gent. Oudere benamingen voor dit plein zijn Paardenmarkt, en Place d'Armes. Het plein werd van oudsher niet alleen gebruikt voor allerlei festiviteiten, maar ook voor volksvergaderingen in de stad. Sinds 1772 wordt er op zondag een bloemenmarkt gehouden.