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 at the Ghent Tourist Office.

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. 

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!

STAM - the story of Ghent

Ghent is a city of all times… and that’s exactly what Ghent city museum is too! This is even reflected in the architecture: contemporary against a historical backdrop. With the help of interactive multimedia and fascinating exhibits, STAM tells the story of Ghent, sharing amazing stories about the city past, present and future, from medieval metropolis through to city of knowledge and culture. STAM takes you on an unforgettable journey through time, revealing what has made Ghent the city it is today.

Not to be missed if you are in and into 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.

People mover

Keen to explore the pedestrianised city centre in a safe and convenient way? The People movers drive through the car-free streets at walking pace, taking people with limited mobility to their destination free of charge.