The best night life can be found in Ghent. The thousands of students, lively atmosphere and cool music scene make Ghent the ideal destination for a night out.

Ghent’s entertainment districts

Ghent has all the ingredients for a memorable nightlife: energetic residents, a lively music scene and various entertainment districts with a diverse mix of cafés and clubs. Head for the illustrious Overpoort street, spend a night at the legendary Vlasmarkt square or explore Oude Beestenmarkt square a bit further afield. You’ll soon discover that Ghent deserves its reputation as a nightlife city.  

The multitude of cafés and clubs

Ghent owes its bustling nightlife not only to the many energetic nightlife enthusiasts, but also to a few equally energetic entrepreneurs/night owls. From well-known DJs such as the Dewaele brothers and Charlotte De Witte to famous festival organisers and legendary club owners: the list of people who have helped give colour to Ghent’s nightlife is long. Below you will find a few places to get you started, but there are plenty of places left for you to discover on your own.  

The great nightlife walk

Ben Van Alboom, expert of Ghent’s nightlife, mapped out a city walk for Visit Gent during which you will learn everything there is to know about the history of Ghent’s nightlife. Discover the most noteworthy nightlife locations of the past and present. We think it’s the perfect party prep!