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Ghent all in: experience Ghent to the full!

Castle of the Counts

The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

The World’s Most Coveted Masterpiece

Hop on hop off water tram

What's on


02/12/2016 - 28/05/2017

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.
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.
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!

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.


17 Mar 2017
The Visit Ghent Inquiry Desk is extending its opening hours to offer you an even better service.
13 Mar 2017
De Krook officially opened its doors with a weekend packed full of performances and workshops.
27 Feb 2017
It finally happened last weekend. Foodies had been waiting for a long time, but now the Holy Food Market is all set to become Ghent’s latest hotspot. The setting is the magnificent 16th century Baudelo Chapel.