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I kept seeing this ugly building as I walked around the historic center of Ghent. It seemed odd and... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Will become loved as the years go by

There are many reviewers here who have doubts about this building, a view I understand that is... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
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Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

I kept seeing this ugly building as I walked around the historic center of Ghent. It seemed odd and out of place! Just walked by and said, bye, bye!

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

There are many reviewers here who have doubts about this building, a view I understand that is shared by many Ghentians. However our guide on a tour noted that the whole area (including the sunken garden next to the new building) used to be a...More

1  Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This large modern edifice has been built on an open space which at one time would have contained buildings. It looks too futuristic for the location and not really sure of its point as in reality its nothing more than a large roof and isn't...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 6 September 2017

For years the square next to the City Hall has been an open space. Long time ago the whole square had been filled with buildings and small streets, but time brought changes, like it has brought an other change now ... the Ghent Market Hall....More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This is a building with mixed opinions. I sort of like the design, but it's way too big and doesn't really fit in with the rest of the architecture. But there are a lot of activities that take place under it, so it's proven its...More

Thank Jozefien V
Reviewed 17 June 2017

It's new since a couple of years, but it created a vibrant place in the middle of the city. Sometimes it is a market, then it becomes a place for free concerts, in winter a Christmas market, but you can always drink, sit and look...More

1  Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 26 May 2017

When we saw the first time this building right beside the Belfry , we thought it was a temporary structure because it looked really out of place ! But while taking a drink on the Plaza nearby , we were amazed by the level of...More

Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Does this creation has to be in the mediëval centre of Ghent..its a question which many different answers. After some time most local people gpt used of it and just enjoy it when theres something to do. In summer you have the Gentse Feesten here...More

Thank HugoColle
Reviewed 20 December 2016

From the start the building of this hall was very controversial. In my humble opinion it does nog add to the look of the area - to the contrary, it clogs up the view in an otherwise almost entirely medieval setting (Saint Nicolas, City Hall,...More

1  Thank Tvlhove
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Strange markethall and a point of heavy discussions between the pro and the contra in Ghent. You like or dislike. I'm not a fan. You can't miss it when you walk through the city.

1  Thank Rafael J
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