Since 1874, numerous trams have taken passengers from point A to point B in the city. The first trams were horse drawn and transported passengers between the railway stations Gent-Zuid and Dampoort. Obviously, a lot has changed since then. This exhibition immerses you in the history of the tram in Ghent.

Passengers and tram lines, stops, depots and tram carriages have undergone a true metamorphosis over the past 150 years. Battery-operated trams, three-axle trams and PCC trams have now become real museum pieces and the population has evolved as well. In this exhibition, you'll learn all there is to know about the Ghent tram carriages, the onboard staff as well as the (historical) tram lines and take a look behind the scenes of the tram world.

150 years of tram transport in Ghent

This exhibition is an initiative by Meta vzw and part of an event of the same name.

Over the weekend of 18 May, the historical centre will feature trams from the past and present. During a tram parade, you will be able to go for a ride on unique trams and get a taste of 150 years of tram history.

This activity takes place on a location within the low emission zone

Are you driving to Ghent? First check whether you may enter the city centre with your vehicle. Clean vehicles may enter the city centre free of charge, polluting vehicles have to pay. Is your vehicle allowed to enter, but do you not have a Belgian or Dutch number plate? You will ALWAYS have to register!

Find out all there is to know about Ghent’s low emission zone (LEZ) here