Ghent is the city between Brussels and Bruges. With the Leie river flowing through it, Ghent is a port city with medieval influences in the shape of Gravensteen Castle.
Very much a bustling city and very different to quaint Bruges. If you’ll be “In Bruges”, then find time to make a stop in Ghent.
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