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Rabot Sluice

Opgeeistenlaan 1, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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interesting building not far from the historic center

A charming building. It was hard to get a good photo of it because of construction in the area... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
jaimeelsabio
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Maryland
As a sidetour of the Prinsenhof.

Old sluice, from around 1490. Stands lonely & forgotten. Not to be visite at the inside. Only worth... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
lieven333
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Ghent, Belgium
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  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
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Opgeeistenlaan 1, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

A charming building. It was hard to get a good photo of it because of construction in the area; they were tearing down a couple buildings nearby.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Old sluice, from around 1490. Stands lonely & forgotten. Not to be visite at the inside. Only worth a sidetour when you visite the nearby Prinsenhof.

Thank lieven333
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I am staying in a nice flat for a few days only steps from the Rabot (i can easily see it from my window). My husband and I went a few times to the structure, but there's no information in French or English, so relatively...More

Thank Spzjlb
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

As I lived in Rabot (Turkish neighbourhood of Ghent), I passed by this building almost every day. At some moment in history, it was a gate for boats to enter the city. Now it just stands here for no purpose.

Thank Wlaki89
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

You will come across this as your roam the city or the canals. Cool peak at the historical architecture but not a lot to do except look at it.

Thank lvanclief
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

A walk along the Lieve found me at this interesting building before turning around. A bit out of the way, but that's the fun of an aimless walk

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

After seeing all the old and impressive buildings , churches and castle in the Old Town , one does not expect so far on a boat tour to see these two towers which are the only remnants of the castle built by Maximilian of Austria...More

Thank belleretraite
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

In 1488, Maximilian of Austria took advantage of a weak point in Ghent’s defenses and seized the city. After 40 days of siege the army was forced to withdrew. The city councillors decided to build some defense. The building work started in 1489 and was...More

Thank JanaZC
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

The Rabot with its two round towers, was a sluice gate back in the medieval age. In 1488, Maximilian of Austria took advantage of a weak point in Ghent’s defences to seize the city. After 40 days of siege, his army withdrew without having accomplished their mission,...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We saw this from a boat and boat trips are recommended. It it an impressive building and our guide said that the tower block in the rear of the photo is going to be demolished.

Thank tonyrpayne
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