Ghent's pedestrian signposts will guide you to the main sights in the historical centre and the arts quarter.
Seeing the city on foot is perfectly feasible. You will find the most beautiful sights in Ghent cheek by jowl with each other in the city centre, all within walking distance. Walking is the most efficient (and healthy) way of exploring this charming and trendy Belgian city. Be sure to take a look at all the city walks and guided tours on offer in Ghent.
The Ghent Altarpiece with a guide
Wander around in Ghent
Ghent is a city with a small-town feel: don’t be afraid to throw away your handy walking map and follow your nose. It’s so much more fun to discover things for yourself. Ghent is a cultural cocktail. There is art everywhere you turn. Wander around the largest low-traffic pedestrian zone in Europe. Walk up and down the streets, experiencing the real Ghent among its nonconformist residents who keep the city alive and kicking.