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Scattered clouds


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Road works

Diversions to Ghent

The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

The World’s Most Coveted Masterpiece

Castle of the Counts

Castle of the Counts


Niets is Verloren-Festival

CityCard Gent

Ghent all-in at a discount price!

Flemish Heritage Day

Open Monumentendag

What's on?

Concerts, Events, Festivals

Odegand © Wouter Rawoens

Insider tips

#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!
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.
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.

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.


4 Aug 2014
In 2015 two internationally renowned female artists, Ayşe Erkmen and Ann Veronica Janssens, both create a new artistic masterpiece for Ghent at the Korenmarkt. The first one, designed by Erkmen, was presented a few weeks ago.
25 Jun 2014
Budget hostel Backstay Hostel is open. Another good reason to come and stay the night to enjoy Ghent.
25 Jun 2014
For centuries, the world has admired The Ghent Altarpiece, the famous triptych by the Van Eyck brothers, in awe. However, the restoring team believes that the triptych as we know it is not the original painting from 1432.