The back of the Castle Ghent

Image by Bennie De Meulemeester

The back of the Castle – A different view

It wasn’t easy to decide whether I would share this spot with you guys or not. But you will love Ghent even more if you’ve seen the city from the calm and quiet places, so why not.

When you’re in Ghent, the chances are that you’re going to visit the Gravensteen (Castle of the Counts). The castle partially surrounded by water is right in the city center, which is very unique in Europe. If you just want to see the outside, you’ll have a nice view from the Sint-Veerleplein or on the bridge next to the caste. But the most amazing view is from the water. Especially now the renovation, which took several years, is almost finished.

Actually the spot I’m about to reveal to you isn’t a view from the water, but from the waterside. Go to the middle of the Sint-Widostraat and you’ll have access to a unique view of the castle. If you’re lucky you might be all alone and the romance can grow. At night the castle is beautifully illuminated, especially now in wintertime, although the view by daylight is amazing too. I can’t show you everything on the picture with this article, you’ll have to see it for yourself. And enjoy.

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Details about this spot



Sint Widostraat, Ghent

Opening Times

24 hours daily


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