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Saint-Elisabeth Beguinage

Begijnhofdries, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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A lovely area

This is slightly outside the main visitor area, but is easily reached by tram, and worth the... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
grafran
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Hampshire, UK
Real nice for a walk through the area

We got there "by accident", it was not really on our agenda, but we were walking through the city... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
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17 May 2018
“A lovely area”
19 Jul 2017
“Real nice for a walk through the area”
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Begijnhofdries, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

This is slightly outside the main visitor area, but is easily reached by tram, and worth the journey. The main square is very attractive, as are the traditional style buildings all around it. It is a short walk back to the Gravensteen area.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We got there "by accident", it was not really on our agenda, but we were walking through the city and ended up there. We really enjoyed the place, for its peace and quiet but also the unique atmosphere.

Thank AdrianaPB
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

We found this place when walking from the Rabot Sluice. There is a small park in front of the church. The church was shut so we couldn't go inside, but the outside was nice and peaceful.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Some 10 min. walk away from the Medieval Castle with the many tourists, you find this small beguinage. It is a very quite place with authentic houses and little cobble-streets and the beguinage-church in the middle of the beguinage. In june the blossoms of the...More

Thank Ivan H
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

A quiet area which is pleasant if you happen to be passing through. However, it is not worth the effort of going to visit. The central historical area of Ghent is far more interesting than the beguinage.

Thank Rachel G
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Never visited this place before altough i live close to Ghent but did it in combination with Campo Santo. It was a big surprise to find such a beautiful and peaceful place close to the city of Ghent. Really nice to have a walk and...More

Thank HugoColle
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a less known part of Ghent. It is situated in the city centre, but few people know it. It is residential area, but it absolutily fabulous end very calm.

Thank jndewulf
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

The beguinage was being restored although there were houses restored. The community center was very interesting and people very friendly. We were invited in and did order refreshments on their terrace. Run by volunteers they do not accept tips. Drinks cost the minimum. It seems...More

Thank Moonbeam666
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

The Begijnhof is undergoing a multi-year renovation, but there is still plenty to see. Unfortunately the information hall only has info in Dutch.

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

My book 500 Secrets About Ghent had this street as one of Ghent's secret streets and we visited the other two ancient villages in Ghent too- tucked away but lived in and now Heritage sites- lovely white washed little town houses with saints above the...More

2  Thank Dawn C
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