Winter is the perfect time for cocooning. And Ghent is the perfect place for cocooning, as the historic centre turns into a wonderland full of winter scents and colours in December. Take a dip in Ghent’s winter to warm up from head to toe!

Wintery conviviality does not only mean cuddling up on the sofa under a fleece blanket with a cup of hot chocolate. You can also put on a pair of warm boots and a winter coat, and visit Ghent to change things up. In December, the city centre is bathed in a lovely atmosphere and there are so many fun activities to do. The Christmas market is one such example, with all its delicious foods and drinks, as well as the Ferris wheel or Belgium’s largest mobile roller skating rink. The Winter Wonderland Castle is also worth a visit. It is the winter version of the Castle of the Counts, which captures the imagination all year round. And a bit of end-of-year shopping is also worthwhile in Ghent, which is cosily decorated and illuminated during the winter months. 

How to reach Ghent?

Ghent lies at the intersection of the E17 and the E40 motorways and is therefore easily accessible by car or coach. With two railway stations in the city, arrival by train is certainly an easy option. Ghent is therefore an ideal operating base for anyone who is eager to discover other Flemish Art Cities or enjoy the beautiful province of East Flanders.

Route planner De Lijn

Looking for the easiest route by public transport in Ghent? Consult this handy route planner to plan your trip in the city.

Consult the route planner