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Castle of the Counts

From Bosch to Tuymans a new story

Reinstallation of the permanent collection

Gerhard Richter

About Painting – Early Work

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

Autumn is our favourite season in Ghent. The trees turn red, orange and yellow, an enchanting mist hangs over the Count’s Castle and the new cultural season is about to begin.

Ghent, for you

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.
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.


13 Oct 2017
14 October 2017 is “Nacht van de Duisternis” (Night of the Darkness), an initiative to raise awareness for light hindrance and light pollution. The Ghent city administration also pulls its weight.
7 Oct 2017
From 7 October onwards, the magnificent stained windows at St Bavo’s Cathedral are not the only reason to look above your head. For six months, you can admire the skeleton of a finback whale suspended from the cathedral ceiling.
2 Oct 2017
Keen to explore the pedestrianised city centre in a safe and convenient way? From now on, you can board one of the electric People Movers, which drive through the car-free city centre at regular times.