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Broken clouds


Christmas Market

The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

The World’s Most Coveted Masterpiece

Glimps Festival 2015

Winter wonderland castle

Castle of the Counts

Castle of the Counts

Open-air ice rink

Ghent Winter Festivities

CityCard Gent

Ghent all-in: experience Ghent to the full!

What's on

Ghent inside out



Ghent Festival of Flanders

Ghent Festival of Flanders 2014: Capilla & Blindman Sax

Noah Charney tastes Cuberdons

Noah Charney tastes Cuberdons

Essential Ghent

Ghent, for you

Low impact
Ghent is a paradise for veggie lovers. Since, proportionally, our city has more vegetarian restaurants than say Paris or London, we can call ourselves the veggie capital of Europe. A title we should be proud of! Discover our veggie restaurants and our sustainable food, drinks and accommodation offering.
Looking for accommodation without breaking the bank? Ghent offers many affordable hotels and hostels, a campsite and a youth hostel (soon two even!). That allows you to save up for something else… an extra night in Ghent for example!
Is this your first visit to the city with children? Then let a guide show you the ropes. On foot, by boat or in a carriage. Rather go it alone? Why not? Go by bicycle or even by boat. There are some crazy things to do with children in Ghent.

About Ghent

Ghent is a historic city, yet at the same time a contemporary one. The modern daily life of the city’s active inhabitants plays itself out against a gorgeous historical backdrop. In Ghent, they live, work and enjoy life over and over again each day.

A couple enjoys the peace of an authentic beguinage. Parents and children stroll through the traffic-free streets of the city centre. A tourist snaps a photo of the three towers, as so many have before, but just a little differently. A businessman with an iPhone walks along the distinctive Graslei, crosses the Lys and enters his stylish four-star hotel hiding behind a medieval facade. Dozens of pavement cafes invite you to discover Ghent’s specialities. The sun is reflected in the many waterways.

The city is alive and bids you welcome.


27 Nov 2015
Visit Ghent has given its printed media a thorough overhaul. From now on, the Ghent Tourism department will be able to boast a combination of an updated city guide and a brand new seasonal magazine.
23 Nov 2015
Simon Calder, the United Kingdom’s number one travel journalist, has made an extensive report on Ghent for the ‘48 Hours In’ section of The Independent. Have a look, be inspired and… win a city trip to Ghent!
13 Nov 2015
Curious how Andy Murray, David Goffin & co will do during the Davis Cup final tennis, but you were not able to get a ticket? Do not worry, in quite a few cafés and hotel bars in Ghent you can watch the matches live on television.