Portus Ganda Ghent

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Portus Ganda – Back to basics

Portus Ganda is one of the four marinas of Ghent. Also if you don’t come to Ghent by boat, this place is a great spot. Its history goes back to the very basis of Ghent, the outfall of the river the Lys into the Scheldt.

From here you have a nice view of the port, the Saint Bavo abbey and the Van Eyck swimming pool. All these are well worth a visit. From June to early November the Buren van de Abdij (Neighbours of the Abbey) open up the abbey to let you discover this ancient oasis.

The city installed some benches in the middle of the river, which is a great idea. Not only because of the view, but also because it’s a great spot to relax during your visit to the city.

This is my favourite spot in the city, because it’s connected to the past and the future of the city. Water is everywhere in Ghent, but here you can feel kind of connected to it, without being on a boat.

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Details about this spot



Visserij, Ghent

Opening Times

24 hours daily




Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)