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Address: Kraanlei, Ghent, Belgium

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nice spot at the kraanlei

it is the back of the shopping street .here you have the house of alijn.there are a lot of different spot from the canal to explore this is one of them by foot or by boat

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jean-Paul D
Terneuzen, The Netherlands

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Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is the back of the shopping street .here you have the house of alijn.there are a lot of different spot from the canal to explore this is one of them by foot or by boat

Thank Jean-Paul D
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is really not an attraction worth seeing as it looks just like any other side street with it's bars and restaurants. Nothing special.

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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Probably the most beautiful street by the River with houses in Gothic style. The best is to see it from different bridges and enjoy the skyline with the river in front. Nice quite area with numerous cafes, Bars and restaurants. After sunset this area truly comes to life with bright colorful lights and remains active till late at night. A... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

You visit Ghent for Grsalei and Kranlei. Its a street by the harbour of River Lei which houses the warehouses made in Gothic style in the medieval times. Some houses are as old as 1500s. Nice quite area with numerous cafes, joints, Bars, restaurants. But best part is no one bothers you. You can happily sit on the harbor for... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Our Hotel - Harmony was along the Krannlei so a bit biased. Lovely area of Ghent worth a stroll. It meanders along the canal and into a busy street of restaurants.

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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Colorful buildings with great architecture a must see while you are there also you find some good restaurants around

Thank Sharkawy55
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

Kraanlei is the canal side street in Patershol district in city centre of Ghent. This is where you find Het Huis van Alijn and more lovely canal side sightseeing. You will also find narrow passageways, cobble stone lanes lined with traditional step-gabbled buildings right along the canal and towards Gravensteen Castle, just a couple minutes walk away. Kraanlei is picturesque... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The other side of the river is more interesting than theKraanlei, it is called the Graslei. More interesting and historical buildings there, including the tolhuis a small building which is now a cafe for drinks the, outsides of the buildings are very interesting. take your time when walking along the riverside and admire the outsides of the buildings.

Thank gentenaar2013
Frampton on Severn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stayed at the Puerto Patershol on Kraanlei and couldn't be closer to all the action and restaurants- lovely area.

Thank Dawn C
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

If you find yourself in Kraanlei on the way to the Patershall district, look out for the vintage sweet shop at number 79. It is called Confiserie Temmerman and is an original sweet seller with all the glass jars. The seller gave me permission to take photos. I bought a small bag of liquorice confits for 2 euros (they sell... More 

Thank Jane J

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