Gent on wheels

This route includes information on tourist attractions, car parks, public transport and public conveniences which have been tested and approved as being wheelchair-accessible.

This publication is available at the Visit Gent Tourist Information Office at the Old Fish Market in Dutch, French, German, English and Spanish. 

Visitor’s guide Ghent

Please feel free to browse through this guide and get to know our city a little better. In the historical city centre (or Kuip as we like to call it, see the left-hand map), you will findsights such as the Castle of the Counts, St Bavo’s Cathedral with its Ghent Altarpiece, Graslei and Korenlei and our three towers, as well as the modern architecture of the City Pavilion and a taste of street art in our Graffitistreet. 

Only available in your accommodation.

Ghent Illuminated walk

Would you like a sparkling tour of Ghent’s most beautiful illuminated buildings and squares? Follow the light walk and discover it for yourself! Start at the Kouter for a walk of approximately three miles. The walk takes you past all the highlights of the Ghent illuminations.

You will need about two hours to complete the entire walk. It’s best not to start too late, because at the stroke of midnight, the atmospheric lighting is replaced by ordinary streetlights. Plan your walk with one of the guides. Or explore for yourself: download the map here!

Traces of Industrial Ghent

A walk throug the industrial heritage in the centre of Ghent.

OMG! Van Eyck Was Here Magazine

During the entire year of 2020, Ghent will be hosting OMG! Van Eyck was here. In the first magazine you discover everything about Van Eyck, The Mystic Lamb and the festive program for the year 2020.

Due to the coronavirus a lot of events have been cancelled or rescheduled. Consult our calendar for the new dates.

Gentse Fietsen Route

The Gentse Fietsen Route offers 37 km (or 23 miles) of cycling fun. Do you want to stick around on one of the spots a bit longer? Don't worry, the route has two shortcuts, which each cut off 9 km (or 5,6 miles).

This publication is available at the Visit Gent Tourist Information Office at the Old Fish Market.

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.

Stadshal Gent

The city hall is a prime example of contemporary architecture. The building even made it to the final of the prestigious Mies Van der Rohe Award.

This publication is only available in digital format.

Low-emission zone Ghent

In order to contribute to a better, healthy environment, Ghent is introducing a low emission zone (LEZ).