Graslei and Korenlei, Ghent

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Pier / Boardwalk · Historic Walking Area
At Graslei and Korenlei, watch the perfectly preserved facades of medieval port houses reflected in the river. Nestled in the prospering heart of the inner city along the banks of the old port, the two streets were named after the goods--herbs, vegetables, and wheat--that were once stored in this area. To truly experience Ghent, sit on the cobblestones on either side of the water and soak up the atmosphere watching tour boats passing and people go by. If you get thirsty, check out one of the many cafe terraces. Work out when and for how long to visit Graslei and Korenlei and other Ghent attractions using our handy Ghent sightseeing planner.
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  • This quickly became our favorite part of Ghent, as the river/canal and the Holland style buildings give it all its charm. It's Gothic and beautiful, and reminded me that if Prague and Amsterdam had a....  more »
  • Beautiful gent and must visit place with lot of bars n restaurant and perfect pic spot for photographers  more »

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