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Address: Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium

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useless building

I don't like it it is a large pain in the eye. I can't see why it's there. the only use is when it's raining.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 August 2016
Willeke R

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Ghent, Belgium
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

From the start the building of this hall was very controversial. In my humble opinion it does nog add to the look of the area - to the contrary, it clogs up the view in an otherwise almost entirely medieval setting (Saint Nicolas, City Hall, Belfry).

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Thank Tvlhove
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479 reviews
257 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Strange markethall and a point of heavy discussions between the pro and the contra in Ghent. You like or dislike. I'm not a fan. You can't miss it when you walk through the city.

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Thank Rafael J
London, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Hit the Christmas Markets during the month of December. I have seen the London and Stuttgart markets previously and wanted to try a different country. What was interesting about Gent was that they were spread throughout an area of the city, so not just in one place. That was a good and bad thing given that there were thoroughfares that... More 

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Thank BradRevell
Ghent, Belgium
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53 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

one can walk around it and walk around inside it and look up at the slanting roof, they hold events there because they are protected from the weather and one can shelter in it if it is raining etc, nothing of real interest in it though

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Thank gentenaar2013
Palermo, Italy
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966 reviews
829 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Modern building built where the old market hall was. If in general I do not like modern buildings, I think this is one of the few cases in which modern and old can stand together. Worth to see.

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Thank Davide G
Chicago, Illinois
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136 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This site has mixed reviews, as a tourist, I find its modern architecture interesting (as well as it has a public piano that people played on all throughout the day). If I were a native, I could see how this sticks out as too modern amongst all the old beauty of the city. That said, you can get a really... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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78 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Let me first get this straight- I adore a bit of modern architecture, and the sunken garden area that is part of this project is actually a very good idea. The hall itself is sculptural- that is all it has going for it, as it serves apparently no purpose. There is a way of inserting a modern building in an... More 

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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I don't like it it is a large pain in the eye. I can't see why it's there. the only use is when it's raining.

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Thank Willeke R
Ottawa
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1,336 reviews
1,013 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

If it wasn't to be placed in the middle of the beautiful and historical center of Ghent then it should have been an interesting building and maybe util enough for others not to complain about it. But where it is now it kind of destroying every bit of the beautiful city.

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Thank thor2705
Brussels
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353 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

This colossal barn could provide shelter on a desert island but in the middle of Ghent, it’s a useless eyesore. It dwarfs the interesting old buildings that attract people to Ghent and ruins their pictures.

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