On Flemish Heritage Day, heritage buildings take pride of place. As well as visiting famous monuments, you can have a look around places that are otherwise not open to the public.

In Ghent, you can visit 20 locations throughout the city. For some you have to make a reservation, but the majority of the locations can be visited freely.

Not only can you visit buildings on Open Monuments Day, but you can also participate in a variety of activities such as walks, guided visits and cycling tours.

This year’s theme is “with heart and soul”.

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