Neo-Gothic bridge of St. Michael is located east of the church of St. Nicholas. It is the most famous bridge in the city. It offers a wonderful view of the magnificent medieval churches and river channels. You can see the cathedral of St. Bavo, the belfry and the church of St. Nicholas, or the three impressive towers of Ghent, and the oldest city harbor Tussen Bruggen (Flam. Between bridges). In high season, boats full of tourists depart from the Graslei and Korenlei marinas, swimming the city's canals. The journey, which takes about 30 minutes, through the canals crossing Ghent, allows you to get to know this beautiful city from a different perspective.
Along the Graslei, you can admire the restored houses of the Guilds of sailors and those who dealt with weighing grain. The most famous are: at number 14, built of sandstone, Gildehuis van Vrije Schippers (house of the Guild of Free Seamen), No. 12-13, is the 17th-century Coorenmeterhuis (house of weighing grain), at no. 11, Renaissance Tolhuisje (place of collecting the duty), and at no. 10, Romanesque Spijker (grain warehouse). Number 8 is the magnificent house of Den Enghel (former home of the guilds of stonemasons and bricklayers). Its name comes from the angel with the banner adorning the facade. At the northern end of Graslei is the Groentemarkt (vegetable market) from which it is close to the Gravensteen Castle.