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Ghent all in: experience Ghent to the full!

Ghent Light Festival

Gerhard Richter

About Painting

Castle of the Counts

What's on


11/11/2017 - 27/5/2018

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

Belfort - Draak
February half term, the carnival holidays or spring break. Whatever you call it, the first school holiday makes you long for the early signs of spring in 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.


14 Dec 2017
On Saturday 16th December, the House of Alijn reopens its doors to the public. The ‘Museum of Daily Life’ has been closed for several months for a complete refurbishment.
21 Nov 2017
Winter is the ideal season for leisurely dining. And according to Michelin, Ghent is the place to be... On 20 November, three Ghent restaurants stood out when the Michelin stars were awarded.