Next to Muelle de los Granos and the Hiervas you can find the Guild House Grain Meters, the Guildhall of the Free Boatmen, the Wheat house ... Each house has its own history but together they are testimony to the huge growth of the economy during the Middle Ages in Ghent. In most of the original buildings only the facades are preserved. Behind some of the facades a new hotel has been built. In one of the two sides (I forget which) you can take a little boat for a ride down the river. It is an ideal place to sit and relax and enjoy a nice view.
A couple of months ago I went to Doel. This is a Belgian village located near the Dutch border, almost in a state of neglect, so one can walk through the deserted streets and into empty houses. Only 40 inhabitants, Doel has been devoured by the port city of Antwerp and its need for expansion. On my last visit, there was an event where there were concerts, an antique market and other second-hand things. Reaching Doel from Antwerp, a city where I was staying, it is not easy (at least not by bike) since both locations are separated by 20 kilometers and then a boat ride, without which the road extends 20 kilometers, but I did it and stayed for several hours enjoying the concerts, trivia and taking pictures different. Enjoyed it but when I realized it was 20:30 and I was told that the last ship had sailed. After half an hour of suffering (40 km bicycle with no light at night is not easy) a market a seller agreed to take both me and my bike back home safe and sound, and thus ended my adventure in Doel .