Five-Star Tulips Cruise - Inaugural Departure
By Lesley Bellew
13 May 2019
Great Rail Journeys’ inaugural Five-Star Tulips cruise got off to a great start on Amadeus Silver II river cruise ship.Read more
Ghent is the fourth largest city in Belgium. Home to quaint cobbled streets and winding canals, the city is lesser known than the other cities in Belgium and probably doesn't get the recognition and appreciation that it deserves. Considering the region's turbulent history, particularly during the first half of the 20th century, a surprising amount of Ghent's remarkable medieval architecture survives today. There are over 900 listed buildings, a testament to the city's wealth in medieval times, thanks largely to it being Europe's largest cloth producer. At one time Ghent was the Continent's largest city outside Paris.
St Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent is famous for its impressive altarpiece, by the Flemish Great Master, Jan Van Eyck, which is considered to be one of the most important examples of medieval painting in Western Europe.