Boattrip, Ghent old town center

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Groentenmarkt/Vleeshuisbrug, Ghent, Belgium
Boattrip, Ghent old town center - Grasbrug
Boattrip, Ghent old town center - Part of the riverbanks poem
Boattrip, Ghent old town center - The wooden house, at the Lieve
Boattrip, Ghent old town center - At the Lieve
Boattrip, Ghent old town center - River Schelde towards France
Boattrip, Ghent old town center - Gravensteen as seen from the Lieve

Boattrip, Ghent old town center Reviews

emily321hk emily321…
2 reviews
Nice trip in Ghent. Jun 03, 2011
離開了BRUGGE,我們駕了一個多小時車,來到了比利時另一個令我深深迷戀的地方 - GENT 根特。

根特(荷語:Gent,法語:Gand)比利時自治市,東弗蘭德省省會。位於斯凱爾特河和萊斯河匯合處,由根特市和周圍的一些小鎮組成,是法蘭德斯地區的中心城市。別名“花城”,五年一度舉辦世界聞名的花展就是在這個地方。根特是比利時弗朗德爾省的第二大城市。過去它曾是個富裕,驕傲的商業城市,據說這裡是親眼目睹了世界上一半以上的神靈的誕生的城市,現在是個大學城。這個小城人口不足40萬,卻充滿文化和藝術的味道,還記得我第一次接觸這個小城是2010年的12月,那時河水還結著冰,想不到那麼快又再重遊舊地,眼前的景象卻360度轉變了,我愛比利時的冬天,也戀上了根特的盛夏。

根特市的起源可追溯到7世紀,聖彼得和聖巴伯教堂建造不久,1180年康特城在此興建後發展至今。 根特市是擁有優良港灣的港口城市,是進入布魯塞爾的必經之地。它是中世紀風情濃郁的觀光城市,中古會堂的遺跡,古城遺址,莊嚴的大教堂吸引著大量的觀光客。1816年創立的根特大學是比利時文學的中心,而我的朋友正正是在這所大學讀書,難怪如此有文氣,哈哈。聖巴伯教堂裡的“對神秘羔羊的膜拜”被譽為 15世紀佛拉門繪畫藝術的傑作。而根特市內有比利時屈指可數的美術館,博物館,具有很高的文化藝術水平。

一直以來這裡一直被和比利時的另一個著名城市布魯茲一起來比較,從藝術的角度來看,兩座城也 兩座城卻是各有味道,別具風格的,Brugge是個很古舊很傳統的小城,在那裡你可以感到平安,寧靜,而Gent則是文化與藝術的結合地,很多比利時的年青人都跑到這裡來,為夢想而活,令整個城市充滿活力。Gent現在每年均會舉辦一些盛事,Mr. Gent及Miss. Gent選舉,如果你是18-30歲,內外在美兼備,且認為自己是文化與藝術的使者,可以參加。(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBZ2_cwTRk8 我的3位好朋友都入選了,大家記住要支持一下他們哦。哈哈)

我在根特只留了一天,如果你來這個地方,一定要坐船,BOAT TRIP大概30-45分鐘,上船的地方在市中心,很易找的,在整個行程中,你會發現一個流動的水域像網子一樣,將根特市中心包圍起來。你可以在波光粼粼的河面上尋找古典建築的倒影,因此雨果(Victor Hugo)曾經這麼讚美著根特,稱她為「北方的威尼斯」。

河流就像是根特市跳搏的血管,供給著根特市養分。站在 Sint Michielsburg 橋上,你可以觀看三座根特市最重要的建築:鐘樓(Belfort)、聖尼可拉斯大教堂(Sint Niklaaskerk)以及 Sint Baafskathedraal。作為歷史見證的鐘樓,你可以站在鐘樓塔上俯瞰整個根特市。鐘樓頂部的巨龍象徵著根特市民倔強不屈的性格,一旦有人膽敢侵犯這個城市,大鐘就會發出警告。直到今日,根特的重要慶典或是有貴賓來訪,巨龍也會恪盡他的職責昭告市民。此外,鐘樓旁的紀念碑也被列為世界文化保護遺產。
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ik-ben-10eke ik-ben-1…
67 reviews
Boattrip on the Ghent rivers Jul 31, 2009
All along the banks of the river Leie in the old town center of Ghent you notice shipping companies, offering guided boattrips.

The 50 minute tour is in open boats, but a rack with a fair number of umbrella's is on board each ship.

We walked around looking for a place to sit down to eat our lunch baquettes, when at the Vleeshuisbrug a man asked us if we were interested in a boattrip. The man was an employee of "Rederij De Gentenaer", he told us he planned to leave within 5 minutes, and that we were allowed to eat our baquettes on board :)

The trip was on our program, and because we arrived too early for our hotel we decided it would be a very good idea to have that trip right now.

The captain is also the guide, before departure he checks what languages the people aboard speak. The captain can speak at least flemish (dutch), english, german, french, and most likely some other languages as spanish or italian.

The tour takes you on the river Leie to the connecting canal to the river Schelde, where he turns left, (otherwise you would sail to France), then back to the Leie where at the confluence you go left to sail the Lieve, a canal which was digged between 1251 and 1269 as a connection between Ghent and the Northsea. From the Lieve you got a good view on the Gravensteen, the Ghent castle, the reason why I wanted this trip.

Then back again on the Leie, until the St. Georges lock, which you don't pass, because a permit is required, from there on the river follows its way to the Netherlands.

The information of the guide is extensive, and the boat doesn't sail before he finished his story about the sight you are at that moment.

And... because we had such nice sunny weather we did not need the umbrella's :)
Grasbrug
River Schelde towards France
At the Lieve
The wooden house, at the Lieve
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