People sometimes say you can recognise a vibrant city by its street art. Ghent is a hip and free-thinking cultural city where everyone is welcome and free to do their thing. Werregarenstraatje in Ghent is a public canvas for young street artists.

Colourful, ever-changing alley

In Graffiti Street, street artists create striking spray-can art to their heart’s content. This means that Graffiti Street in Ghent never looks the same from one week to the next.

In this rule-free zone, there is one rule, that of the spray can – or simply put: respect works that are better than yours and allow the local residents the necessary evening rest. 


Crazy about street art? Do the Ghent city walk!

Do you like to explore off the beaten track? This alleyway is worth a detour during your weekend getaway. An alley full of colourful Instagram shots.

Ghent today is a graffiti-friendly city, with many works by artists such as Roa and Bué the Warrior. Want to see more graffiti hotspots? Why not discover a different side of Ghent with the ‘Sorry, not sorry’ street art plan of Ghent, a tour by bike or on foot of the city’s colourful graffiti.

Are you a street art fan? Be sure to take a look at the different guided tours on offer in Ghent that take you past dozens of graffiti works.

Sorry, Not Sorry - Street Art Map Gent

Fans of street art are in luck with this map showing all kinds of outdoor art. The walk along street art in the city centre is doubly interesting, as this tour is not only an introduction to Ghent’s street art, but also brings you to some tourist highlights. Ghent’s street art scene is booming and fits in wonderfully with the historical city.

Available in 3 different languages: Dutch, French and English

A paper version of this brochure is also available in the tourist office.

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