2015 European waterway cruise – Belgium – Ghent

Inner canals of Ghent

The town of Ghent is well worth a visit.

As it was way off our planned route through Belgium, we made a day trip there by train.

Buildings of Ghent

Time was limited so we did the tourist thing and took the guided boat trip through the inner canals and had all the interesting buildings and sights pointed out.


We tasted a lesser known Belgian delicacy – the cuberdon – extremely sweet – in the shape of a nose!

Surprisingly, it was here in Ghent we found a vegan restaurant, and tried their vegan burgers for lunch.

Castle in Ghent

I had always thought Ghent was a small place, but it is actually the second largest town in Belgium after Brussels.

Although a big city, the centre is very pretty with the usual ancient buildings but is very touristy.

Next – on towards Liege.

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