Location

Dok Noord is situated some 500 metres to the north of the historic centre of Ghent, in an area that was developed during the industrial revolution in the 19th century. On one side is the Handelsdok, an old part of the harbour and on the other side is the Sint-Salvatorstreet, which is a continuation of the Sleepstreet.

Location

Dok Noord is situated some 500 metres to the north of the historic centre of Ghent, in an area that was developed during the industrial revolution in the 19th century. On one side is the Handelsdok, an old part of the harbour and on the other side is the Sint-Salvatorstreet, which is a continuation of the Sleepstreet.

How to get there

Public transport
Tram 4 in the direction Muide stops at Heilige Kerst, from there follow the Sint-Salvatorstreet for 200 m until you reach the entrance to Dok Noord. Bus 5 also stops at Heilige Kerst.

By bike or on foot
From the Gent-Dampoort trainstation, follow the Dampoortstreet to Sint-Jacobs, from there the Ottogracht takes you to the Sleepstreet, which you can follow until it changes to Sint-Salvatorstreet, from there it’s only 200 m more to the entrance of Dok Noord.

History

Industrial activity around Dok Noord dates back to 1834 with the construction of a natural gas factory to supply lightning in the streets of Ghent. In 1862 Charles Louis Carels moves his machine and motor building activities to Dok Noord. From 1921 Carels joins forces with the Société d’Electricité et de Méchanique SEM and in 1961 this new company becomes a part of ACEC. Eventually industrial activity will come to an end in 2005, opening the door for a huge city renovation project that is still ongoing.

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