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St James' Church

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St James' Church

St James' Church

St James' Church

St James' Church

St James' Church

St James' Church

The two towers still date from the Romanesque period, but since then the church has undergone much devastation, expansion and renovation. The square around it, called Bij Sint-Jacobs, and the Trefpunt café are the true epicentre of the world-famous Ghent Festivities, the annual people’s festival in mid-July which really signals the beginning of summer in Ghent.

Opening hours

  • M 22/12 closed
  • T 23/12 closed
  • W 24/12 closed
  • T 25/12 closed
  • F 26/12 closed
  • S 27/12 closed
  • S 28/12 closed
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Bij Sint-Jacobs
9000 Gent
Tel.: +32-92232526
Op het stadsplan: D2


Visitor’s guide Ghent

Visitor’s guide Ghent

1,000 years against the current


Public transport


Afstand: 100m


Afstand: 400m

In the neighbourhood


Sint-Michielskerk Gent
The steeple of St Michael’s Church should have stood out above all the others, but history decided otherwise: the 134 metre high planned ‘monument of triumph’, has remained at a paltry 24 metres.
Sint-Pietersabdij Gent
The refectory wing of St Peter’s Abbey is authentically medieval.
Sint-Baafskathedraal Gent
A trove of art treasures: 22 altars, a Rococo pulpit in marble and oak and of course the exquisite highlight: "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" by the Van Eyck brothers.