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Starting Point

This area is pretty much your starting point if you want to visit Ghent's City Centre; on one side... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Ghent, Belgium
All walks go thru Korenmarkt

A nice square, not very large, and hard to miss once you're in the old quarter. From here it's... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Rich G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The historical Korenmarkt (wheat market) is the heart of the old city. The square has a few historic buildings including the old post office and St. Nicholas’ Church. There are also the usual retail outlets and restaurants with patios surrounding the square. If you need...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bottomshelfhockey
Reviewed 23 October 2018

The city of Ghent is a 30 minute train ride from Brussels Midi (Zuid) Station and is absolutely worth the trip if you have an extra day while in Brussels. This town square has a unique and relaxed atmosphere and is very close to many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Claire M
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We walked the beautiful historic streets of Old Town Ghent including the Korenmarkt, here it is all about the beautiful old buildings and quirky boutique shops. Historic buildings with restaurants and bars, any of which could be in a beautiful landscape painting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This area is pretty much your starting point if you want to visit Ghent's City Centre; on one side you'll find the main shopping street, on the other side you'll be heading for the more Medieval core of the city, with its "Gravensteen", "Vleeshuis" and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Loved the area, so many outdoor restaurants converge on this square. Don't miss the beautiful Post Office building. Lots of shopping nearby and don't miss the Australian ice cream nearby - it was amazing!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nowpacking
Reviewed 15 September 2018

A nice square, not very large, and hard to miss once you're in the old quarter. From here it's all about old architecture, outdoor eateries, chocolate/waffle shoppes, and people watching. Bring your camera. Nice city center.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rich G
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The square is typical of cities in Europe. The old Post Office building is here and worth a look. Plenty of places to sit and have a coffee or something stronger. A lot of tram traffic here as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GregB052148
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Ghent's market square is peaceful and very large. As with all main squares, it is a great place to unwind and people watch. It's also smack down in the middle of the old town so you can't miss it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WLior
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This area is always bustling with activity. Lots of tourists, street artists and people. Gives the place a nice ambiance.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Moonbeam666
Reviewed 7 July 2018

A nice timeout from touring, the Markt is a great place to people-watch from the various cafes and restaurants that abound the square.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Glen U
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26 May 2017|
Response from kebo111 | Reviewed this property |
yes its approx 2km and in the heat is no fun tram right at the station and stops at the Kornmarket you will enjoy and you will see yourself going back in time enjoy xxx