Ghent is a city of water thus ideal to visit by boat. You can dock in no less than five marinas, the most recent of which is the Portus Ganda.

More and more visitors are finding their way to Ghent across the water. The water is the extra authentic touch of Ghent. It runs through the entire city. 

The city’s berthing docks and yacht marinas are the perfect base for a wonderful trip along the Belfry and the beguinages, across bumpy squares and alleys and through impressive museums, spiced up with a mix of trendy design and surprising city festivals. 

If you have your own boat you can easily reach Ghent via the Lys river, the Scheldt, the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal and the Ghent-Ostend Canal. 

Tourist sailing map of Ghent

Toerisme Oost-Vlaanderen, in collaboration with ‘Promotie Binnenvaart Vlaanderen’ and Toerisme Gent, has developed a free sailing map of Ghent.