Ghent is a city that can go unnoticed, even by a discerning traveler. It is one of the oldest cities in Belgium, and retains an old world charm that is visible in its medieval architecture, the cobble-stoned streets, castles & museums and the river adding its magic to the city's vibe and charm.
The city center is car free, like some of other Belgian cities'. A lot of the tourist sights can be covered on foot or cycle. Two days are sufficient to plan a trip to Ghent if one is visiting Flanders region, to take in the museums, culinary delights, aromas, canal cruise, Flemish architecture, et al.