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Ghent | Belgium

After a long afternoon in Bruges, I headed to Ghent. It was the first time that I visited this city and I now declare it my favourite city in Flanders. I kind of knew that I would like it because I had seen photos of it. But it exceeded my expectations by far. The centre is smallish and a bit maze-like. But there was so much going on. Unlike in Luxembourg, the Christmas market was still open, there were lots of restaurants, caf├ęs and people. Shopping-wise there was a great choice of high-street stores, some boutiques carrying luxury brands and small independent shops. There are enough tourist sights to even out a two-day stay. A must-see is the Ghent Altarpiece by Hubert and Jan van Eyck. I didn't know that Ghent was also home to famous mustard by Tierenteyn-Verlent. This is something I found out when my blogger friend Jan sent me on a mustard mission via Instagram. I also bought some for me because I am very curious to try it. In my next post I will show you where I stayed and which restaurants I tried. 

26 comments

  1. Belgium must be a fantastic country, Ghent looks cozy and wonderful!

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  2. Amazing photos!! Love Belgium!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  3. These photos are amazing, I want to go there

    xo

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  4. Wow, Ghent is so picturesque! I am really curious about the mustard. Haven't heard before about it. The 2nd photo is simply outstanding!

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  5. Looks like a gorgeous city, very mysterious and charming at the same time. Didnt know aboout their mustard either, now I want to try it too lol! xo

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  6. Absolutely stunning photos. I love the lens angle you used. A little gritty, a little antic and very much worldly is what I get. We're going to Sweden & Norway this spring and already put have Denmark, Netherlands & Belgium on the roster for 2017.


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  7. I want to go here so badly, just from the photos! You take amazing pics. o__o; What kind of camera do you use?
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  8. Ur pictures are incredible, always! The place is beautiful no wonder it's ur fav!
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  9. I agree, it's such a captivating city. I like Belgium. My cousin is in university there and I'm always in awe of the great photos. Happy New Year!
    Tea Savvy

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  10. Kiki Rampone1/06/2016 8:00 pm

    What gorgeous pictures! I visited Belgium a few years ago, but I've never been to Ghent. I'd love to go someday though!

    xo Kiki

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  11. Very beautiful photos of Ghent! Really impressive!

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  12. Beautiful! Details of the buildings reminded me of lace... Gorgeous and fairy-tale like. x

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  13. I'm really glad you get to travel so much and share these lovely photos with us!

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  14. What absoultely breathe taking photos! I have been wanting to go to Belgium for years, your photos capture it so well almost fairtail like with a bit of a gritty essence. I hope next year might be the year, thanks for sharing Happy New Year!!!

    xx Auna | http://simplyauna.com

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  15. It really looks like a wonderful place and I would love to go. Fantastic photos. Gemma xx
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  16. Fredkeandfriends1/07/2016 12:14 am

    Just love this city! Great pictures!

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  17. Corie Bratter1/07/2016 3:22 pm

    I have never been to Gent but from these pictures look like a very magic city with a special atmosphere! I need to go there asap!
    I also would love the Xmas market in Luxembourg stays open longer in January!
    BTW Wishing you Happy New Year, should definitely make up soon for a dinner together!
    Corie
    Barefoot in Luxembourg
    www.barefootinluxembourg.com

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  18. Ooh I've been looking forward to reading this! I didn't know that Ghent was famous for its altarpiece or mustard! We went before i started the blog so I must admit I didn't do any research ;-)

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  19. OH dear Lord! Everything is very inviting and beautiful!

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  20. Jane Fitfabfun1/08/2016 1:18 am

    Stunning photos! The color and atmosphere are amazing!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  21. Allie Mackin1/08/2016 2:44 am

    Gosh your photos really make me want to travel abroad. And sounds so nice there.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

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  22. Love these photos, makes me feel like I'm actually there! Great post. Xx

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  23. Love all of these
    picks! Definitely fall worthy picks!


    I love this you
    have such a wonderful blog!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  24. Euge Etcheverry1/11/2016 5:50 am

    Wow stunning photos!

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  25. I really love the architecture of those buildings. I've never thought to visit Ghent before but now I will add it to my list, since you said it's your favourite!

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