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Gravensteen Castle (Castle of the Counts)
Gravensteen Castle (Castle of the Counts)

Gravensteen Castle (Castle of the Counts) Tours and Tickets

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One of Belgium’s best-preserved medieval fortresses, Gravensteen Castle (also known as the Castle of the Counts) boasts thick stone walls, crenellated towers, and a history laced with intrigue and torture. Today, the landmark is a historical gem in the heart of Ghent; stop by to learn its often dark history firsthand.

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Sint-Veerleplein 11, Ghent, Belgium, 9000
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Guided Boat Trip in Ghent

Guided Boat Trip in Ghent

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Cruise the romantic waterways of medieval Ghent on a 40-minute tour and take in the sights along the River Leie waterfront. Glide past the medieval port of Graslei, the old Groot Vleeshuis Butcher’s Hall and the imposing Castle of Counts, and admire the pretty colorful houses along the riverside.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.77
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$9.77

Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent

Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent

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See Ghent from a new perspective on a 40-minute boat tour down the Leie, offered in 5 languages to suit your preference. In addition to navigating, your guide provides historical anecdotes about a range of medieval landmarks passed along the way, from St. Bavo’s Cathedral to 13th-century monasteries. Don’t forget your camera: Panoramic views of the riverbanks are frame-worthy.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.77
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$9.77

Bruges and Ghent - Belgium's Fairytale Cities - from Brussels

Bruges and Ghent - Belgium's Fairytale Cities - from Brussels

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Immerse yourself in the medieval majesty and rich historical heritage of Ghent and Bruges on a full-day trip from Brussels. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, marvel at the UNESCO-listed city of Ghent as you visit legendary landmarks like the Castle of the Counts, St. Bavo’s Cathedral, and the picturesque old port. Then, travel through the verdant Belgian countryside to Bruges in order to witness the architectural beauty and winding waterways of the iconic city. Stroll quaint cobbled streets on the way to Market Square and absorb the sacred ambiance of the Basilica of the Holy Blood during your comprehensive tour of the city.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.15
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$55.15

Historical Walking Tour: Legends of Gent

Historical Walking Tour: Legends of Gent

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Join our daily Free Historical Tour of Ghent and discover the highlights of our gorgeous city in the company of a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. We take you on a journey through the legendary past of Ghent and give you lots of tips on where to go and what to do in the city today. History and funny stories, legends and interesting facts, highlights and hidden gems — this tour has got everything to make your experience of Ghent authentic and exciting! IMPORTANT NOTE: Our guides are volunteers who offer tours for tips. The charged fee only covers the cost of booking via this platform.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$3.44
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$3.44
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Discover historical + authentic Ghent & taste world-famous Belgian chocolate

Discover historical + authentic Ghent & taste world-famous Belgian chocolate

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Come with me for a walk through the city center of Ghent and discover some interesting places. We stroll through interesting buildings - young and old - such as St. Bavo's Cathedral where the world famous Lamb of God is kept, the belfry with its dragon, the old port that was built in the Middle Ages, and so much more ... We discover the enormous tradition of 'the Burgundian way of life' with a large number of Flemish specialties such as the enormous range of beers, chocolate and of course the Belgian waffles!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.72
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Skip the Line: Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket

Skip the Line: Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket

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Plan your time in Ghent ahead of time by purchasing your entrance ticket to the popular Ghent Belfry. Avoid sold-out days to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the must-see attractions in the Belgian city. Arrive with ticket in hand and save time you would otherwise spend in line to purchase tickets; travel directly to the top of the 14th-century tower for panoramic views and photo ops.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.43
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$9.43

Private Highlights Tour, with a local guide!

Private Highlights Tour, with a local guide!

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Exploring Old Ghent independently may mean skimming over some of its history and sights. Gain more than a cursory overview of the city on this private walking tour, which can be tailored around you. Let a local guide lead you to St. Bavo’s Cathedral and other must-sees so you don’t get lost; uncover their significance, and sample a culinary speciality—all bonuses you could easily miss out on if alone.
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  • 2 hours
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$86.17
Price varies by group size
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$86.17
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Ghent, our fairytale city. A connoisseur tour for small parties

Ghent, our fairytale city. A connoisseur tour for small parties

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Make the most of your time in Belgium on a day tour of Ghent with stress-free round-trip transport from Brussels. Going with a guide ensures you never get lost, as well as learn little-known facts and anecdotes about the area’s highlights, from the Belfry Tower to the harborfront. Free time to explore Ghent and Bruges is included for your convenience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.39
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$126.39

Ghent Chocolate Tasting Tour

Ghent Chocolate Tasting Tour

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Our Ghent chocolate tour is unique because we offer a combination of sightseeing and chocolate in and near the city centre. Imagine anything chocolaty that you have ever dreamt off. You will for sure be on a high when you finish the tour! :) We support local, small businesses and during this tour get you in touch with the locals who are happy to share their story as well. This tour shall include all your senses. See the sights and the chocolate, feel and smell it before you eat and listen to your guide's stories. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. IMPORTANT Please let us know about any allergies/intolerances you have before you book. We will let you know then if this tour is suitable. Bring comfy walking shoes and dress for the weather. Also bring a face mask. You need to walk at least 5 km. This tour will definitely leave you on a high. Make sure to bring some water that you can drink between tastings.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.15
Price varies by group size
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$55.15
Price varies by group size

Private Highlights of Gent Historical Tour

Private Highlights of Gent Historical Tour

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Join our Private Historical Tour: The Highlights of Gent and discover the most emblematic monuments of our gorgeous city in the company of a knowledgeable and passionate guide. We take you on a journey through the legendary past of Ghent and give you lots of tips on where to go and what to do in the city today. History and funny stories, legends and interesting facts, highlights and hidden gems — this tour has got everything to make your experience of Ghent authentic and exciting!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.30
Price varies by group size
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$83.30
Price varies by group size

Private Tour to Belgian Architecture Gem: Ghent

Private Tour to Belgian Architecture Gem: Ghent

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Ghent is the hidden gem of Belgium; it is a real city with vivid life today. Its history is precious, and that is -obviously- reflected in the Architecture. From a stone castle in the 900s, we start a tour until we finish the right of Belgium Silicon Valley (the alternative name of Ghent). This tour is dedicated to enriching your knowledge of European architecture and history through the rise and fall of the Holy Roman Empire on the hands of Ghent’s most famous person: Emperor Charles V. He was born in the Counts of Flandre castle to rule Europe at that time.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 40 minutes
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$328.79
per group
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$328.79
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Ghent Walking Tour with Lunch

Ghent Walking Tour with Lunch

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Our walking tour with lunch in Ghent is unique because we offer a combination of sightseeing in and outside the city centre and a nice lunch. Lunches can be traditional Belgian specialities, but also include some international dishes. We look at the food, but also the history of a place and the interior to make it all equally appealing. This tour shall include all your senses. See the sights and the food, feel and smell the food before you eat it and listen to your guide's stories. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. You need to walk at least 5 km.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.68
Price varies by group size
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$74.68
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Walking Food Tour in Ghent

Walking Food Tour in Ghent

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Our walking food tour in Ghent is unique because we offer a combination of sightseeing in and outside the city centre and some good food and drink tasters. These tasters are traditional Ghent and Belgian specialities, but also include some international dishes. After all, Ghent is multicultural, which also reflects in the city's eateries, created by people who also made Ghent their home. We support local, small businesses and get you in touch with the locals who are happy to share their story as well. This tour shall include all your senses. See the sights and the food, feel and smell the food before you eat it and listen to your guide's stories. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. IMPORTANT Please let us know about any allergies/intolerances you have before you book. We will let you know then if this tour is suitable. Bring comfy walking shoes and dress for the weather. Also bring a face mask. You need to walk at least 5 km.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.92
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$91.92
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Tasting Belgian beer on water with our beer game - recommended for big groups

Tasting Belgian beer on water with our beer game - recommended for big groups

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This experience is for groups, recommended for 10 persons. With BeerSecret, we take you on an extraordinary interactive beer tasting journey on water. A local, passionated beer lady expert will take you on a boat, let you enjoying the most beautiful views of the city. During this tour, we’ll spoil you with some delicious Belgian beers, while telling you about the hidden secrets of the fascinating beer world. A young and spontaneous spirit will challenge the group with a unique collection of questions. Who’s the true zythologist among you? This tour is available in English, Dutch or French. Choose your language when booking.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$75.83
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$75.83
Price varies by group size

Belgian Hidden Architectural Gem

Belgian Hidden Architectural Gem

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Ghent is the hidden gem of Belgium, it is a true city with vivid life today. It’s history is rich and that is -obviously- reflected in the Architecture. From a stone castle in the 900s we start a tour til we finish right of Belgium Silicon Valley (the alternative name of Ghent). This tour is dedicated to enrich your knowledge of European architecture and history through the rise and fall of the Holy Roman Empire on the hands of Ghent’s most famous person: Emperor Charles V. He was born in the Counts of Flandre castle to rule Europe at that time.
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  • 2 hours
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$17.68
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$17.68

Full-day Private Tour Ghent And Bruges With Limo

Full-day Private Tour Ghent And Bruges With Limo

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Customised private tour- work with a local guide to customise the tour to suit your interests and preferences. Enjoy a private tour of Ghent and Bruges with a professional driver and a tour guide. Start the tour from your location in Brussels then head to Bruges, the fairy-tale city a Unesco World Heritage site. Discover the Lake of Love,the Basilica of the Holy Blood of Jesus,and the Belfrey tower.. Gaze at the Church of Our Lady, visit Saint John's Hospital with it's beautiful Memling museum, and/or the Groeninge museum. After lunch, continue on to Ghent.You will be able to see a marvellous altarpiece in the city's cathedral. Wander along the canals and see the Castle of the Counts of Flanders before you are returned back to Brussels.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$992.47
per group
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$992.47
per group

Small-Group Running and Dancing Tour in Ghent

Small-Group Running and Dancing Tour in Ghent

Our rancing (running and dancing) tour in Ghent is unique because it is the only one of its kind that exists. It combines sightseeing with running/jogging and dancing. Our intention is to create a little private party, where you can enjoy being your craziest self. After all, we ask you to dress up for the occasion. This is a tour that suits families, hen and birthday parties or just something completely different if you really wanna have some fun. Don't be afraid and embrace your beautiful self. Yes, you do get people asking what's happening, but in 99 % of the cases, you will put a smile on their face. So what's not to like huh? :) Please note that it is important that you can run/ jog or walk 5 km. We do stop when you need a break, take a sip of water or want to take photos. Let's get this party started.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.66
Price varies by group size
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$43.66
Price varies by group size

Ghent Walking Tour

Ghent Walking Tour

Our walking tour in Ghent is unique because we offer a combination of traditional sightseeing of the old historic centre as well as some off the beaten track places. These vary and depend on the interest of the group. Examples are street art, beguinages, funky design and so on. If you are curious and wanna know more about the "real" Ghent, you have come to the right place. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. IMPORTANT Bring comfy walking shoes and dress for the weather. Also bring a face mask (and hand gel if possible). You need to be able to walk at least 5 km.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.21
Price varies by group size
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$40.21
Price varies by group size

Small-Group Running Tour in Ghent

Small-Group Running Tour in Ghent

Our running tour in Ghent is unique because we offer a combination of sightseeing in and outside the city centre and sports whilst you are on holiday. Our groups are small to keep it safe and to give you the best possible experience. You need to run at least 4 km.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.66
Price varies by group size
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$43.66
Price varies by group size

Unforgettable private tour to Belgium’s most delightful cities Bruges and Ghent

Unforgettable private tour to Belgium’s most delightful cities Bruges and Ghent

Bruges and Ghent are two beautiful medieval Belgian cities, often called "Northern Venice" and "the most Flemish". There is no other place like Bruges in Belgium. With its authentic medieval architecture and scenic canals, the so-called "reien", the city really is fairy tale material and on thу other hand, there is no other place in Belgium like Ghent where contemporary design, art, fashion, gastronomy, and music blend so perfectly with the past.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,134.00
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$1,134.00
Price varies by group size

Private full day Sightseeing tour to Ghent and Bruges from Amsterdam

Private full day Sightseeing tour to Ghent and Bruges from Amsterdam

Venture to an entirely new country, and immerse yourself in the beauty of Ghent, on this full-day tour from Amsterdam. Meet your driver directly at your Amsterdam hotel, and travel to Belgium in the comfort of a luxurious Mercedes. As this is a private tour, you can choose to visit the sites that you’re most interested in. Go for a city tour and canal cruise, venture to the medieval Graventseen Castle, see the soaring St. Bavo’s Cathedral, and more: it’s all up to you.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$465.81
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$465.81
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Private Evening Tour: The Dark Side of Gent

Private Evening Tour: The Dark Side of Gent

Join our Private Evening Tour: The Dark Side of Gent of and discover the fascinating history, myths and legends of our city with an experienced and passionate local guide. We take you off the beaten track to show you some highlights and hidden gems of our gorgeous city. After 1.5h you will finish the tour in the medieval quarter of Ghent, very close to the city center, with a deeper understanding of our beloved city!
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.30
Price varies by group size
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$83.30
Price varies by group size

Running + Dancing = Rancing Ghent

Running + Dancing = Rancing Ghent

Rancing is a really fun way to explore a new place. You run (or walk) to get from A to B, but at a very gentle pace and you make different dance stops. The dance is freestyle, but your guide can show some moves if you like. Dance breaks also allow you to get some facts of Ghent and give you a chance to ask questions. We love to dress up and recommend guests to do the same as it contributes to the good vibes :) Everyone is welcome! ***IMPORTANT*** -Please check availability before you book. -Min. 2 people -Private tours possible. -Bookings shall be made min. 48 hours in advance. -For last minute bookings, please get in touch. -Tours are never the same. The landmarks pointed out are examples only and we will finish at a different location than the starting point.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.62
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$34.62

Discover Belgium Leuven, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent & Bruges

Discover Belgium Leuven, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent & Bruges

Discover Belgium's most popular cities in three days! Buy this and you get a City Tour of Brussels Coach Tour for free. Ghent and Bruges Discover Flanders’ two most enchanting cities and follow your guide on his walking tour way back in time! Leuven Medieval Leuven: a fairy tale city, so trendy, young and smart. Leuven is one of the oldest university cities in Europe where brilliant minds and international researchers feel at home. The city should absolutely be in your bucketlist as it is full to the brim with things to see and to experience. Antwerp Antwerp has it all! It is not only the city of the famous painter Rubens. It is also the global capital of diamond trade and it is home to the most beautiful railway station in the world.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.77
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Gravensteen Castle (Castle of the Counts) costs USD 3.44. Guided Gravensteen Castle (Castle of the Counts) tours start around USD 3.44 per person.
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