We woke up around 9:30 and had left-over cinnamon rolls for breakfast (yum!). After we were all dressed we carried our luggage to the car (parked in the basement level -2) and headed outside to explore Ghent. The city center is spectacular -- exactly what you'd expect from a northern European city. It was really cold though so both kids had runny noses. We finally checked out of the Marriott around 1 and then had lunch in a cafe (Picardie) just across the river. After lunch we collected our car and headed out of town.
We spent the next 11 or so hours driving through the rest of Belgium, the southern tip of the Netherlands and then 500 miles of German Autobahn.
We finally arrived at our hotel around 1am but it took about an hour to make up beds for the kids, unload the car, and find a place to park.