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Ghent all in: experience Ghent to the full!

80 Days of Summer

Now is the time to visit these unique locations, which have been opened up especially for this photo festival.

Castle of the Counts

Gent Jazz Festival

What's on


OER - De wortels van Vlaanderen
15/3/217 - 06/08/217

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

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

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.


13 Jul 2017
29 June 2017 saw the presentation of the 2016 ‘Hotel Report for the Flemish Art Cities’.
26 Jun 2017
The past few months, Waterwegen en Zeekanaal nv, which manages the waterways in Flanders, worked hard on the renovation of Brusselsepoortsluis.
12 Jun 2017
Ghent has a new pop-up bar this summer! Eat Love Picnic will be taking over the courtyard garden of Hotel d’Hane Steenhuyse in Veldstraat from 29th June to 17th September.