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The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

The World’s Most Coveted Masterpiece

Hop on hop off water tram

Castle of the Counts

CityCard Gent

Ghent all in: experience Ghent to the full!

What's on

Ghent inside out

Noah Charney tastes Cuberdons

Noah Charney tastes Cuberdons

Ghent Festival of Flanders

Ghent Festival of Flanders 2014: Capilla & Blindman Sax

Essential Ghent

Visiting Ghent is always a good choice, in any season. If the weather’s not so good on one day during your trip, don’t worry!

Ghent, for you

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!
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.

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.


12 May 2017
On Wednesday 10 May, the Mayor of Ghent, Daniël Termont, officially inaugurated Walter De Buckplein at St James’ Church.
28 Apr 2017
In late April, SN Brussels Airlines launched a new product, the ‘Hi Belgium Pass’.
28 Apr 2017
The City of Ghent is working to become a fully accessible city, also for visitors. To achieve this, on 1 May 2017 we are launching a tourist route for wheelchair-bound visitors.