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Top 10 Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp & Ghent by Antony Mason

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Top 10Ghent

Ghent has much in common with Bruges. It is a city with a rich legacy of medieval buildings and art treasures inherited from its days as a semi-autonomous and prosperous trading centre. The tranquil waters of its canals mirror the step-gables of its old guildhouses and the tall spires its three famous towers. Unlike Bruges, however, historically prosperous Ghent took on a new lease of life as Belgium’s first industrial city in the early 19th century. It is also home to a large and famous university. These factors have endowed the city with a scale, bustle, and youthful verve that have shaped its character. ...

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