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“Avoid the crowds”
Review of Gentpoort

Gentpoort
Ranked #40 of 153 things to do in Bruges
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Gate of Ghent is one of four remaining medieval city gates. An entrance for foreigners, a border with the outside world for the townspeople of Bruges. The gate was a part of the city's defences as well as a passageway for the movement of produce and merchandise. Note the statue in the niche above the roadway: this is Saint Adrian, who was believed to protect the city during times of plague. The Ghent Gate is at its most beautiful in the evening, when it is quite literally in the spotlight.
Reviewed 2 October 2013

If the weather’s fair and you have the time, a stroll along the city limits where the ancient walls once stood is lovely way to spend the afternoon. The center of town gets very busy toward the middle of the day, so take a boat ride bright and early and then head for the outskirts to see the surviving city gates and the picturesque windmills. By the time you get back to the center for dinner, the crowds will have thinned out. And after you’ve eaten, you’ll have plenty of room to explore romantic Bruges after dark.

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Reviewed 24 August 2013

One of a number of gates to the ancient city, the Gentpoort has been refurbished and offers visitors a history lesson on how Bruges was kept secure. It is away from the centre, but conveniently located for the windmills that can be visited, and the folk museum, with all of these included on the Musea Brugge pass - but you need to be mobile as the gate has two sides and it's stairs across the traffic flowing underneath.

2  Thank SolihullRichard
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

This is one of the four remaining medieval city gates that was part of the city's defenses. As it is a gate, it's quite far from the city's center. Now-a-days, vehicles cross a bridge and drive through these gates. From here we can see some mills. A nice stroll to undertake!

2  Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

The Gentpoort as it says, connected the city of Brugge with Ghent. It was the entry to the city for travellers coming from the Ghent direction. An old momunent and one of the last lasting from long forgotten times. It is beautifull restored, so do a tour around the city and see all entries to the city....

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