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 most entertaining events
You don’t need to plan your night out in Ghent: just wander around the city and discover its nightlife. Do you like to be prepared? There are many scheduled parties and events where you can dance to different genres of music. Don’t hesitate to ask a local what their plans are for the evening, because Ghentians are happy to share their tips.
The Patershol festivities
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!