Originating from the Middle Ages and a direct translation to "castle of counts," you have to take a wander around this fairytale-esque castle, located on the water.
The castle is full of artefacts and small exhibitions to give you an idea of what life was like back in the middle ages. In Winter, Gravensteen puts on a WinterWonder themed tour which perfect is for the whole family.
This sight is a must when in Ghent, no matter what time of year you're visiting.
January 2nd to March 31st
April 1st to October 31st
November 1st to December 30th
Entry to Gravensteen