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Ghent all-in: experience Ghent to the full!

The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

The World’s Most Coveted Masterpiece

Open-air ice rink

Castle of the Counts

Castle of the Counts

Ghent Winter Festivities

Christmas Market

Wat is er te doen?

Ghent inside out



Ghent Festival of Flanders

Ghent Festival of Flanders 2014: Capilla & Blindman Sax

Noah Charney tastes Cuberdons

Noah Charney tastes Cuberdons

Essentieel Gent

Gras- en Korenlei  Gent
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

Low impact
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.
Is this your first visit to the city with children? Then let a guide show you the ropes. On foot, by boat or in a carriage. Rather go it alone? Why not? Go by bicycle or even by boat. There are some crazy things to do with children in Ghent.
Looking for accommodation without breaking the bank? Ghent offers many affordable hotels and hostels, a campsite and a youth hostel (soon two even!). That allows you to save up for something else… an extra night in Ghent for example!

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.


6 Aug 2015
The Guardian Travel, one of the largest and most influential travel websites in the world, is publishing a list of alternative ‘must sees’ for visitors to Ghent this week.
31 Jul 2015
Ghent now has even more luxury accommodation in the heart of the city. Ganda Rooms & Suites, near the Vlasmarkt, lies somewhere between a small boutique hotel and a chic bed & breakfast.
15 Jul 2015
Two internationally renowned artists, Ayşe Erkmen and Ann Veronica Janssens, will each create a new artistic icon for Ghent on the Korenmarkt in 2016. The second design, by Janssens, was presented recently.