always thought it was spelled Ghent, but that isn't the case in
Belgium. And, it's pronounced something closer to "hyent".
the Middle Ages, Gent was the second largest city in Europe, next
to Paris. It was also the largest producer
isn't as large as Brugge but it has a lot of charm.
Since the old city isn't quite as grand as Brugge, Gent isn't
flooded with as many tourists. That makes it even more charming
in my mind. And, just to have a coffee along the canal is worth
you visit (and you should) I recommend you take the train there.
Every time I ever drive in Gent, I always get hopelessly lost on
roads that I don't find well marked.