Weekend in Belgium

Had a long weekend in Belgium and visited Leuven, Ghent and Oostende. Belgium is always a good time; nice and quiet, peaceful and the cities are much more roomy than in the Netherlands.

Leuven

First I visited Leuven to visit a friend. Leuven is a student-city, relatively small but with a lot of nightlife and some old buildings, which makes for a pleasant nice looking little city.
Leuven

Ghent

Ghent is much bigger and much more preserved in it's old being than I imagined. The city center is big, so tourists are spread around and it feels much more like a "living" city, compared to Brugge for example.
I found Ghent to be a wonderful city, you really feel that you're walking around a medieval city, with it's own small castle on the water.
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Ghent-Gravensteen

Oostende

After Ghent we decided to go to Oostende to get our feet in the sea this summer, since we only have a european capital city-trip planned.
One good thing about visiting Oostende is Taverne Koekoek / Cuckoo Tavern.
If you're going to be eating something in Oostende; it should be at Koekoek. They do 1 thing and they do it really really well!
You can order half a chicken for about 6.5 euro and it's absolutely delicious. An accompanying beer is cheap too!
Taverne-Koekoek