Ghent is a vibrant, creative and innovative university and port city, at the confluence of the Leie and Scheldt rivers. The beautiful pedestrianized center is known for medieval architecture such as 12th-century Gravensteen castle and the Graslei, a row of guildhalls beside the Leie river harbor. Adding to it the rich cultural life and the flourishing catering industry make Ghent the most pleasant and ‘wisest’ city.  It is not surprising that The Lonely Planet travel guide rates Ghent in the world’s top 10 cities to visit.