Hi there, food-lover and treasure hunter. You’re in luck! Ghent residents love to collect odd knick-knacks and enjoy life’s little luxuries. Ghent is the place for the good life and great food. Indulge your inner gourmet on your city trip in Ghent. Foodies and collectors will love the markets listed below. Taste fresh and local produce. Flowers, birds, original souvenirs or simply a fresh lettuce: find them all here. Ghent has something for everyone, with plenty of treasure-hunting pleasure in store for you every weekend. In Ghent, everyone is welcome, and there is something to suit every taste.

For bookworms and foodies

  • Flower market: Have you got green fingers? Don’t miss the famously lovely flower market during your weekend trip to Ghent: it is held on Sunday mornings on the Kouter. Buy a plant or a bunch of flowers and then enjoy a long lunch or an aperitif. Enough to make any Ghent visitor’s mouth water. 
  • Book market: On Sunday mornings, bookworms can browse the book market on the Ajuinlei to their heart’s delight.
  • Typical local market: On Friday mornings you will find delicious local delicacies at the Vrijdagmarkt.
  • Bric-a-brac outside St James’ Church Antique and bric-a-brac hunters can be found at the flea market in Ghent on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at Bij Sint-Jacobs. 
  • Vegetable and craft market: Buy organic vegetables on Fridays from the Groentenmarkt. On the same square, immerse yourself in history at the craft market on Saturdays and Sundays and discover Ghent’s crafts from days gone by.

You’ll be spoilt for choice in Ghent! Once you’ve tasted the good life, you’ll never look back.