When you say Ghent, you think Ghent Altarpiece. After all, the two are inextricably linked. Ghent is the city where Van Eyck painted his world-famous masterpiece and where for the past six centuries, millions of visitors have gathered from all over the world to admire the altarpiece. Ghent is celebrating Jan Van Eyck and the Ghent Altarpiece with a special festive year full of events and activities for everyone to enjoy. Van Eyck was here. And will be here to stay. Will you?

Smakeleyck, eating like Van Eyck

During the theme year 'OMG! Van Eyck was here' the Flemish master not only comes to life in the city, but you can also see, hear and especially taste the Van Eyck year at local shops, bars and restaurants.

See & do

Ghent, a cultural cocktail on a human scale


Sleep in vibrant Ghent