It can't be a coincidence that Ghent, the capital of East Flanders, was given several pretty names:
- Historic heart of Flanders
- A city of all times
- One of the most beautiful historic cities in Europe
The city combines an impressive past with a vivid present. Numerous tourists visit Ghent of which the citizens carry the nickname "stroppendragers" or noose-bearers and use the extensive service from Hotel Harmony.
The historic heart of the city offers a lot of places of interest. From St Michael's bridge there is a wonderful view on the skyline of Ghent with the three impressive towers of St Nicholas' Church, the Belfry with its bell tower and St Bavo's cathedral with the world famous painting "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" by Jan van Eyck.
Traces of the Middle Ages were preserved at a lot of places (like patershol).
Not far from the Graslei arises the Castle of the Counts, once the medieval fortress of the Count of Flanders. Nowadays it is a major tourist attraction.
Ghent also has several museums, abbeys, beguinages, dozens of churches and historical buildings.
Not only art lovers but everyone can find something here to suit his taste. Ghent offers a lot of shops, restaurants and an exciting nightlife.
Ghent can be discovered by boat, carriage, bicycle (rental in the hotel) or on foot.
Hotel Harmony is situated in a neighbourhood called "t'Patershol", the oldest neighbourhood of Ghent. For more information about "Patershol" please click here.