At the beginning of December, it feels as though Ghent is getting all dressed up and making a beeline for Christmas and New Year. The historic centre gradually metamorphoses into a winter landscape.

Wander past the stalls of the Christmas Market selling snacks and drinks, fancy trinkets and authentic crafts. The scent of pine resin and mulled wine make the experience complete. Emile Braunplein looks like a tableau from a Brueghel painting: warmly wrapped-up skaters whirl around in a mediaeval setting. 

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.