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Noah Charney tastes Cuberdons

Essential Ghent

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Planning a quick visit to the city’s many highlights? What a pity! Ghent should be savoured to the full! And to do that, you need more than one day!

Ghent, for you

Have a taste of our city – literally! Ghent has some top-notch cuisine on offer. More and more promising chefs(-to-be) are following in the footsteps of the Flemish Foodies – three creative junior top chefs – by making Ghent their home base. Revel in the mouth-watering masterpieces created by Olly Ceulenaere (Volta), Jason Blanckaert (J.E.F.) and Kobe Desramaults (De Vitrine). Also Ghent revealed itself as THE veggie capital of Europe. Have a look at the veggie map and the cafés and restaurants map to help you decide where to eat. And don’t forget about the Ghent specialities. Here’s just a few of them: chicken or fish waterzooi, stoverij (stew), Ganda ham, Tierenteyn mustard, neuzekes and mastellen.
The Celtic word “Ganda” means “confluence” and that is no coincidence. In fact, Ghent lies at the confluence of the rivers Lys and Scheldt. Rivers and canals have played a crucial role in the development of the city. The past few years many efforts have been made to give the city’s waterways a new lease of life, making Ghent even more attractive. Discover this city along the water from the water!
Have you caught the music bug? Then Ghent is definitely the place to be! It comes as no surprise that UNESCO named Ghent one of the Creative Cities of Music: Ghent breathes music in all its forms, genres and proportions. Classical music, rock, pop, alternative beats, experimental music and jazz… Ghent has it all, on stages that are just a stone’s throw from one another.
Ghent is a paradise for veggie lovers. Since, proportionally, our city has more vegetarian restaurants than say Paris or London, we can call ourselves the veggie capital of Europe. A title we should be proud of! Discover our veggie restaurants and our sustainable food, drinks and accommodation offering.

About Ghent

Ghent is a historic city, yet at the same time a contemporary one. The modern daily life of the city’s active inhabitants plays itself out against a gorgeous historical backdrop. In Ghent, they live, work and enjoy life over and over again each day.

A couple enjoys the peace of an authentic beguinage. Parents and children stroll through the traffic-free streets of the city centre. A tourist snaps a photo of the three towers, as so many have before, but just a little differently. A businessman with an iPhone walks along the distinctive Graslei, crosses the Lys and enters his stylish four-star hotel hiding behind a medieval facade. Dozens of pavement cafes invite you to discover Ghent’s specialities. The sun is reflected in the many waterways.

The city is alive and bids you welcome.

News

26 Mar 2014
SHAPING 24, the European Ghent and Norwich (UK) project, is one of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage winners. The project also might win the Public Choice Award. Vote here!
17 Mar 2014
Using the new digital Citypath city guide, visitors can discover Ghent in no time at all, geared to their own requirements. Ghent is a pioneer in this field.
13 Mar 2014
Nieuwsje graffiti vertaling