The marina of Portus Ganda is a quiet peaceful place right east of the city center. It's situated on the confluence of the Lys and the Scheldt. The once filled Lower Scheldt has been reopened, parks and squares, new bridges and a lock have been created. The Abbey of Saint Bavon and the art deco Van Eyck Swimming Pool are two magnificent buildings located at it's borders. The Veermanplein and the promenades along the lowered quays are quite popular with the locals, if they are in need of a quick sun tan! Official Site: (in Dutch)