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Lovely place to get lost

I got to know this area by getting lost in it. It might simply be my lack of geographical... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Ghent, Belgium
A small area in Gent

In Patershol you go in some streets back to the Middle Ages. Small streets with beautiful old... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
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| Koninklijke Dekenij Patershol v.z.w., Haringsteeg 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

The Patershol Area in Ghent goes back to the Middle Ages. Enter these narrow lanes and take in the sights of old houses and old buildings turned into restaurants. It takes you back to a more simple time in Ghent. This is definitely worth your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KathyK835
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I got to know this area by getting lost in it. It might simply be my lack of geographical orientation skills, but I could almost swear these cosy cobbled streets change positions the minute you enter. Once inside, you have truly emerged in the old...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

In Patershol you go in some streets back to the Middle Ages. Small streets with beautiful old houses. There are now a lot of restaurants.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank berendino
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Beautiful area to walk around in and just take it all in. Great for people watching and relax at a local cafe and watch the boats go by too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Heather G
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

If you visit Ghent in August : check the dates of the famous Patershol feesten, they truely transform this historical part of Ghent into one big party weekend with music, food and booze of course

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lupitateresa
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

A really nice neighborhood with good and calm restaurants. In the center of Ghent, but considered the border of the city center, a calm place to walk around

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joana B
Reviewed 29 July 2018

This part of the center (actually just over the bridge northwest of the oldest part of town) has lots of old buildings. Many restaurants and bars are here. Some have a lovely small inner courtyard, or a terrace overlooking the canal. Great atmosphere here.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Helschip
Reviewed 10 July 2018

In the old city near the castle, great location but food is nothing special and service was cold and almost unfriendly. I will not use this place again. Many better places around.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Samurai44
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Nice lane full of restaurants. There are restaurants with all kinds of cuisines here. Nice place for a hearty meal.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TheGreatestNomad
Reviewed 18 June 2018

A nice area just to amble around, a few little shops and cafes, along by the canal, so just enjoy the ambiance. At night the area comes to life with lots of ethnic restaurants.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from karelblonde | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the area is so tiny that it is difficult to get lost. The best is to stroll around and to enjoy the atmosphere as it is. If you still want directions, I would advise you to enter from the waterside, take the... More
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