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As well as canal tours to explore the medieval canals and views from the top of the Belfort, several of Ghent's major museums, including the House of Alijn, Design Museum Ghent, and Ghent City Museum, have tours specially designed to appeal to kids. The torture chamber at Gravensteen Castle is guaranteed to enthrall gloomy, emo-inclined teenagers. As much of the city center is pedestrianized, it's safe to explore by bike; rent from De Fietsambassade Gent (www.fietsambassade.gent.be), prices start at 7€ per half day. If all else fails, bribe the kids with must-have treats including fruity, pyramid-shaped neuzekes (Ghent noses, they are like oversized gummy bears) from the shops around the Vrijdagmarkt or Temmerman (Kraanlei 79).

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