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Gerhard Richter

About Painting – Early Work

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Ghent all in: experience Ghent to the full!

Castle of the Counts

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Exhibitions

Angst
11/11/2017 - 27/5/2018

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

Herfsttips
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.
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

Budgetvriendelijk
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.
Kindvriendelijk
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.

News

9 Nov 2017
The Flemish government has decided to make extra funding available for the restoration of the Ghent Altarpiece.
24 Oct 2017
On 24 October, all cameras were focused on Design museum Gent. R2-D2, the original droid from Star Wars, was about to put in an appearance.
20 Oct 2017
From 21 October, the Museum of Fine Arts will boast 25 rare paintings and sculptures which have spent the past 50 years in private collections.