Enjoy the magical winter atmosphere in the centuries-old Castle of the Counts, with enchanting lighting, festive decoration and merry music. The Castle of the Counts is immersed in a Christmas and winter atmosphere.

Among the dark spiral staircases of the thick castle walls, discover the magic of this warm and cosy celebration at the darkest time of the year. From the top of the keep you have a unique view of the beautifully lit city centre.

Take it all in while listening to the funny stories of Flemish stand-up comedian Wouter Deprez and pay a visit to the atmospheric winter bar.

An enchanting experience for young and old alike.

Online ticketing Castle of the Counts

Prefer not to wait in line at the ticket booth? Want to be sure you can discover our castle when you want to? Then book your tickets online in advance and enjoy your visit to the fullest.
Book your tickets here!

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
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