Visiting Ghent without exploring the Castle of the Counts is like visiting New York without seeing the Statue of Liberty. Comedian Wouter Deprez takes you through the mighty Ghent Castle, using a funny audio guide with no age limit. Other points of interest in Ghent? Sail a boat on the Lys, eat cuberdons until your tongue looks purple, and overlook the Werregarenstraat. Huh? "The Graffiti Street," of course.
Never been to Ghent with the family? Climb the 254 steps of the Belfry and marvel at the magnificent view. St. Peter's Abbey, the Book Tower, the City Hall: from the heights you can discover all Ghent's symbols. Is your thirst for exploring still not quenched? Choose one of our walking tours, in a neighbourhood that stimulates your appetite.
Splashing and romping around
After a visit to an interesting monument, the youngsters are already eager to romp around, aren't they? That's possible in one of the swimming pools in Ghent, even more in the Blaarmeersen and our many parks and playgrounds. So many witty options during which you can let all your energy run free.
Blaarmeersen sports and recreation
Action and adventure
Who says you can't have adventures in town? A game of paintball, a virtual reality game, a visit to the largest open air skatepark in Belgium. Or how about a kayak trip through the city centre, with a passage along a real boat slide?
It's best not to overcrowd a city trip with children. In between all the visits, walks and activities, take time to slow down the pace. You really don't need a forest or meadow in order to relax. Take a picnic in the park or catch a film in one of Ghent's atmospheric cinemas.
Fun shops for children
Can we add a touch of shopping? Take a trip past Ghent's most child-friendly shops: toy shops, children's clothes shops, candy stores, the whole range. Dressing the entire family in new outfits! Part of the fun, isn't it?
Curious about the best Ghent child-friendly restaurants or which accommodation is ideal for a family? Here you will find inspiration, for great museums as well in which you can discover and experience all kinds of things. Isn't your little rascal such a sporty one? At Buggypunt Ghent you can borrow a compact, handy buggy.
Out with your baby in Ghent? This is for you
This logo on the window of a restaurant, café or shop shows it is equipped with a baby feeding and/or changing area.