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new In the footsteps of Ghent's industrial past

A visit to the museum of industry and in search of traces of the 19th century

Discover the story of man and machinery during the industrial revolution at the Museum of Industry. Enjoy a nice lunch. Afterwards, go back to the 19th century Ghent and sail along with Gent Watertoerist.

More about this tour

Ghent was the largest industrial city in Flanders in the 19th century. But the living conditions were very poorly.  In the industrial museum, you will discover the story of man and machines.
After lunch, we will discover this 19th century heritage: the mills, the factories of the past and the workers' cottages in which workers used to live...
In the end, the workers united in a struggle for better working conditions, higher wages and a dignified existence. The beginning of the social revolution... The Vrijdagmarkt was the scene of many workers' revolts. Nor do we forget the banqueting halls for workers and the stage for the people.  

On this tour you will get an insight into the hard working and living conditions during the turbulent 19th century and we will round off with a boat trip on our two rivers.

Practical information

Prices based on groups of at least 15 people.

Included in the price: 

  • Museum of Industry with guide
  • Museum entrance fee included
  • 2 course lunch  (excl. drinks)
  • 2 hour guided tour: Ghent in the 19th century
  • 50 minutes boat trip + 1 beer
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Languages Dutch, French, English, Gents
Duration 10:00 - 16:00 h