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Kouter

Ghent, Belgium
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Big, but bland

This is obviously a major square in the city, but we thought it was rather boring.This is partly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
grafran
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Hampshire, UK
Nice place with flower market, local music and champagne

A very nice place to go on a sunday morning when there is not much to do in Ghent. Big flowermarket... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
RikvbGent
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“flower market” (21 reviews)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is obviously a major square in the city, but we thought it was rather boring.This is partly because there are no cafes or places to sit. However, the Opera house is impressive

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

A very nice place to go on a sunday morning when there is not much to do in Ghent. Big flowermarket and some local musicians are performing on the 'kiosk' on the square. You can have oysters and champagne on one of the foodstalls.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Located a block away from my hostel, there was not much to do and see here 6 days a week. Heard that becomes alive on Sundays for the flower markets. There is a "gazebo-like" structure in the area. Also noted is the Flemish Opera located....More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

There were probably more plants than flowers at the Sunday Flower today but still lovely to wander around this lovely public space along with all the other happy people. There's a lovely band rotunda and today a brass band was much in evidence offering a...More

Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

On this former market place, you can still see an old music podium, but closeby there are 'real' concert halls such as the Handelsbeurs and the Flemish Opera. And on Sunday, there is still some 'market' activity.

Thank maartenw2016
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

totaly different then the koren markt but also a must been en see location in Ghent to visit here you can park you car under the kouter and take a walking tour through the veldstraat the shopping street.

Thank Jean-Paul D
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

The square is elegant and you clearly notice that this must be the most upscale part of the city. Not much to see or do but as the city center is not that big, it is surely worth passing by it.

Thank Gajadama
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

This place is specially nice to visit on sunday morning because then you have a flower market and on the kiosk mostly an orchestre is playing music. On this place there are no much shops but mostly old great buldings (like banks). For shopping you...More

Thank daniel-belgium
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is such a lovely area of a beautiful city. The Sunday morning flower market was beautiful with an amazing quality of plants. There is even something for visitors with bulbs on sale that can be transported. The bandstand is pressed into Sunday use and...More

Thank happytravellady
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

This place remains nice. In the past all banks were centralised with their local HQ. Now the buildings are transferred into lofts. But you still can enjoy the flowermarket on sunday morning and having your glas of champagne on the small champagne bar.

Thank patrick c
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