Wander down the medieval streets of Patershol, a historical district within the city. Previously considered a dangerous neighborhood, this area has now become one of the most desirable places to live, popular among tourists for its cozy cafes and restaurants. It is blocked off to cars, which adds to its charm. Check online for info on any events in the area, as there are often festivals in the squares with face-painting, singing, and flea markets. Plan to visit Patershol and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Ghent attractions using our Ghent trip site.
This part of Ghent does not really have many people walking around. Its name is derived from Father (Pater) and Hole (Shol)....I will leave it up to you to find out how they connect. Expect many... more »
neat area to get lost in, much like the rest of this wonderful city the winding roads lead to beautfiul views around every corner. more »
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