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A spot for taking photos

Kraanlei,Korenlei and Graslei are beautiful spots to take photos of the most outstanding buildings... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018

Lots of things are happening in this area including a good vigorous walk if desired, shopping and... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Just go there and enjoy walking along the canal, many nice shops are around but they all close at 6 o'clock in the evening except fthe restaurants. Don't forget your camera.

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Kraanlei,Korenlei and Graslei are beautiful spots to take photos of the most outstanding buildings in Gent. I hope you have the same nice sunny weather as we had. Enjoy walking the "lei".

Thank berendino
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Lots of things are happening in this area including a good vigorous walk if desired, shopping and restaurants. Good relaxation too.

Thank glenuehlein
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Great area for walking, relaxing on the sides of the river, or eat something at a terrace. It gets crowded and full of people during warm weather in the week-ends. It is an important part of the city center and the architecture is just great!

Thank 777adinam
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Great place to walk along the canal with great atmosphere. Evenings are superb and very lively. Good options available for eating.

Thank Manish M
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Interesting shops and restaurants line the street and you have a beautiful view of the river and the buildings that line it.

Thank HenHoo
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Unmissable authentic feel when walking by the canal, admiring the buildings and the boats going up and down. This place is amazing at night when it's all lit up and the reflection in the canal is absolutely dazzling.

1  Thank georgyela
Reviewed 18 November 2017

In the heart of Ghent, you have many 'leien', with beautiful houses, many places to eat and drink, to enjoy your best time in town. And the looks are really great!

Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The maze of streets just east of the Gravensteen Castle is delightful to amble about. Zigzag back and forth, eventually ending up at the little bridge across the canal at Kraanlei. Note the neat old houses at the corner of the bridge and Kraanlei.

Thank more_gelato
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

I walked around this area and took several pictures of the buildings along the river. Ate lunch at one of the restaurants located here. Remember to slow down and enjoy your visit!

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 21 August 2017

A very pretty, quiet cobblestone canal-side road which has some lovely artisan shops and places to eat.

Thank Callie C
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nikita g
7 June 2018|
Response from Manish M | Reviewed this property |
You can take the tram but will have to do changes. Best way to reach is to take a taxi from the station.