Saint Nicholas' Church

Local nameSint-Niklaaskerk
LocationGhent, Belgium

St. Nicholas Church is one of the oldest and most prominent landmarks in Ghent, Belgium. Begun in the early 13th century as a replacement for an earlier Romanesque church, construction continued through the rest of the century in the local Scheldt Gothic style. Typical of this style is the use of blue-gray stone from the Tournai area, the single large tower above the crossing, and the slender turrets at the building's corners.

Built in the old trade center of Ghent next to the bustling Korenmarkt, St. Nicholas Church was popular with the guilds whose members carried out their business nearby. The guilds had their own chapels which were added to the sides of the church in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Tags Roman CatholicCatholicPlace of WorshipGothic ArchitectureRomanesque ArchitectureChristianChurchRegional HeritageHeritage
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Opening hours

Mon: 2 pm - 5 pm
Tue - Sun: 10 am - 5 pm



More information and contact


Official website


Phone +32 9 234 28 69

Address Cataloniëstraat 9000 Gent, Belgium

Coordinates 51°3'14.283" N 3°43'22.593" E

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