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We spent six nights in this beautiful, underappreciated gem - also it happened to be during the Ghent Festival

Our apartment/hotel in Ghent was much nicer than Brussels. Very clean, breakfast included. We didn't use the kitchen much, just for yogurts and things like that.

Biking is huge in Ghent, it looks as though it's almost as convenient here as in Amsterdam Playground in Ghent

We happened to arrive in Ghent in the middle of the "Ghent Festival" - a music and arts event in Ghent. They had some kids events, too. Cute small RV that I really liked

The canal close to our apartment

Really nice seating area just off a bridge we crossed frequently, to get into the old town. This is about as much of the police as we saw in Ghent. Even though there were huge, huge crowds of people, there were only a few individual police officers around - nothing at all like Brussels.

Rapping out of a window to the crowd

We took one of these tour boats

Scenes from the canal

Castle Gravensteen Notice the gas mask on this angel

Rabot sluice This event mystified us. Something like a lottery/raffle, but nobody was writing any of the numbers down, or looking at any papers

On top of Gravensteen Castle.

Peter, posing nicely. I think I promised him extra screen time for good photos.

I saw this foldable canoe from the top of the castle - reminded me of my Orukayak. I looked up the name on the side, it turns out the maker is native to Ghent, and there's a Kickstarter campaign for it! Here's their website:

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