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The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

The World’s Most Coveted Masterpiece

CityCard Gent

Ghent all-in: experience Ghent to the full!

Road works

Diversions to Ghent

Castle of the Counts

Castle of the Counts

Gent Smaakt!

What's on?


Maquette STAM - Miniatuurhuisjes
14/11/2014 - 26/04/2015


De Zaak 1534
26/02/2015 - 24/05/2015

Ghent inside out

#VisitGent : Red Light District

#VisitGent : Red Light District, only in Gent

Noah Charney tastes Cuberdons

Noah Charney tastes Cuberdons

Ghent, for you

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!
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.

Essential Ghent

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!

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.


3 Apr 2015
From 1 April to 1 November, you can now travel on the hop on hop off water tram in Ghent on Saturdays and Sundays.
16 Mar 2015
The former library on the Ottogracht, Baudelo Abbey, is being given a complete makeover. At the end of this year, a permanent covered market hall will open here under the name of Holy Food Market.
16 Mar 2015
Ghent is on a mission to offer delicious, local and sustainable food. It's not just a charm offensive, but a tactical masterplan to increase the sustainability of the food system in Ghent.