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Ghent, Belgium.
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Ghent, in Dutch – Gent, is the fourth largest city of Belgium, not as big as Antwerp, but bigger than Bruges. However, many gay and lesbian travelers consider Ghent or Gent as the real diamond of Flanders and Belgium. In a unique way, Ghent has managed to preserve its medieval power while keeping up with the times. The city center alone is a showcase of medieval Flemish wealth and commercial success. The city has an important harbor, thanks to the Ghent-Terneuzen canal that allows sea-going vessels to bring their products to the city and its industrial hinterland. The Ghent University ( UGent ) continues to grow in importance. The presence of many young people and students studying at Ghent University has turned Ghent into an important Flemish cultural center.

Ghent or Gent has a great selection of gay friendly hotels, inns, guesthouses and traditional bed and breakfast accommodations for the gay and lesbian traveler. Rates and amenities range from budget to luxurious so there is plenty of choice to meet individual gay and lesbian traveler budgets and tastes.

As most Belgian cities, Ghent offers a rich variety of local and international cuisine for the gay and lesbian traveler who enjoy good food and wine. The quarter called "Patershol" has the highest concentration of restaurants. The "Sleepstraat" a little bit further north houses a number of Turkish restaurants and food bars. In Ghent and other regions of East-Flanders, bakeries sell a donut-shaped bun called a "mastel". Delicious!

Ghent has a booming nightlife. Movies, theater, concerts, clubs or jazz bars, there’s plenty for the gay and lesbian traveler to enjoy. Overpoortstraat and Sint-Pieters Square is the students' quarter. The street and square are packed with some trendy bars, all with their own style: from latin to techno, over metal to pop. On weekends, the city centre is where you want to be. The bars on Korenmarkt Square and Klein Turkije are packed and offer a great variety music ranging from live jazz to soul music. The docks district is home to the larger gay clubs playing a blend of popular electronic music with R&B and hip-hop. For a cool urban party or a concert or play, the Zuid quarters is the place to be. With two theatres and a big concert hall around, there's always something to look forward to.

Ghent is also the flower city of Belgium. Flower growers from the region around Ghent sell their beautiful begonia's and azalea's all over the world. Every 5 years the famous 'Gentse Floraliën’, the Ghent Flower Show, attracts thousands to the city.

Much of the city's medieval architecture remains intact and is remarkably well preserved and restored. Its center is the largest car free area in Belgium. Places to visit are the Saint Bavo Cathedral with the Ghent Altarpiece, the Belfry, Gravensteen Castle, and the splendid architecture along the old Graslei harbour. The great beauty of Ghent is that it has established the perfect balance between a living modern city and its history, this is no city-museum.

So if you’re looking for a vibrant weekend break or a longer vacation, Ghent or Gent, Belgium has plenty to offer the gay and lesbian traveler.

Ghent Gay and Lesbian Hotels, Inns, and Guest Houses

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