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Ghent all in: experience Ghent to the full!

Film Fest Gent

Public Transport

Tram lines interrupted

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

Gras- en Korenlei  Gent
Planning a quick visit to the city’s many highlights? What a pity! Ghent should be savoured to the full! And to do that, you need more than one day!

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.


3 Oct 2016
From Wednesday 31 January to Sunday 4 February 2018, the lights come on again! During the Light Festival, the city becomes the backdrop for an array of surprising shows, ingenious installations, and spectacular performances.
25 Aug 2016
On 1 September 2016, the opening hours of six of the nine museums in Ghent are set to change. Four museums will close on Wednesdays instead of Mondays, and six museums will open earlier on school days.
25 Jul 2016
Works are set to start on the Vleeshuisbrug and Hoofdbrug bridges. Until November the tram line between the Korenmarkt and the Castle of the Counts will be interrupted. The Visit Gent Information Centre remains accessible.