The Achterdok is the lowest of the old docks, on the side of Dampoort. The Kleindokkaai has already been beautifully redeveloped and now creates a perfect connection with the other docks for pedestrians and cyclists. Green areas have been developed and the neighbouring streets have been turned into a low-traffic residential area. A delight!
Ibis Budget Gent Centrum Dampoort
A visit to the old Ghent docks
This 7.5km walk takes you along the former quays, loading and unloading docks, warehouses, harbour cranes, industrial relics and new developments. You’ll explore Handelsdok and Houtdok, and an (optional) extra 2.5-kilometre loop will guide you through Ghent’s largest listed townscape: the Voorhaven area.
Available in English, Dutch and French.