What to do in Ghent? No one can answer that question with more skill and knowledge than an enthusiastic city guide. Let yourself be surprised by the city in the wake of a (private) guide of your choice.

Ghent Greets You

Ghent Greets You provides free customised city walks. You will learn more about the history, architecture, culture and gastronomy of the city during your walk. Ghent Greets You offers tours in Dutch, French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.

You can contact Ghent Greets You at Ghent Greets You or ghentgreetsyou@gmail.com or +32 472 88 29 68.

Philippe from Ghent

Philippe was born and raised in Ghent, and loves to share his passion for the city with others. He takes you on one of his theme walks and shows you very special spots in the city. He enthusiastically guides art lovers through the wealth of art and the many museums in the city. Philippe guides you through Ghent’s history, its architecture, intrigues, anecdotes and funny stories in 4 languages: Dutch, French, English and German.

You can contact Philippe at Philippe from Ghent, philippegrulois700@gmail.com or +32 473 18 53 09

Philippe Grulois


Ghent - this is not just the historical city, it is the city with a big bustling heart and a wonderful joie de vivre! This unique combination sets the pace for the Scapes walks. Veerle takes you in search of distinctive places and unique stories. She is an official city guide and guides in Dutch, English, French and Spanish. Would you like tailor-made tours? That is possible! Interested in architecture and urban development? These themes are precisely her speciality. Fancy a trip?

You can contact Veerle at Scapes, veerlemanhaeve@gmail.com or +32 479 97 11 13

Scapes - Veerle Manhaeve

The Green Camel

De Groene Kameel (the Green Camel) organises walking and cycling tours in the city focusing on distinct topics (Dutch, English, French & German). Guide Annelies De Waele was born and raised in Ghent, and loves to share her passion for the city with others. Just a few of the possibilities: “The historical city centre", "Along windows in Ghent", "Art route Ghent", "Discovering old and new architecture" and "Old and New Docks - walk in the port area". The Green Camel also offers guided visits to the Bijloke site or St Bavo's Abbey and the Macharius district.

You can contact Annelies at De Groene Kameel, Annelies@degroenekameel.be or +32 478 97 91 80

Annelies De Waele

Valerie De Witte

One of Valerie’s specialties is the Van Eyck brothers’ Ghent Altarpiece. She will tell you all about it during the city tour (Dutch, English & Italian). After the city tour, you can visit St Bavo’s Cathedral to admire the masterpiece. In the Museum of Fine Arts, she will guide you through the permanent collection and the temporary exhibitions. She offers some thematic tours as well, at the museum’s request. Valerie can also guide you around Saint Peter's Abbey. She will take you along through the centuries-old galleries and immerse you in the history of this Benedictine abbey.

You can contact Valerie at Valerie De Witte, valeriedewitte@hotmail.com or +32 495 47 55 29

Valerie De Witte

The Ghentle Tours - Hoppestraat

The Ghentle Tours and Hoppestraat are ideas created by Jasper Pollet’s creative brain. This Ghent local (originally from Ostend) takes you along the places in Ghent he thinks are really special. An extensive tour, a short version with only the highlights or a complete tour tailored to your wishes? Nothing is too much. We highly recommend the Ghentle Craft Beer Tours, which are his speciality! He introduces you to the many brewpubs, craft beer brewers and other (un)known brews. You can learn more about his obsession with craft beer through his Hoppestraat project. Jasper offers tours in Dutch, English and French.

You can contact Jasper via The Ghentle Tours, jasperpollet@gmail.com or +32 485 85 97 68

Agelandkaai Tours

Besides teaching and running the Agelandkaai holiday home, Jurgen is also a certified guide offering guided walks through Ghent. He uncovers the city’s secrets through stories about spicy love affairs, Ghent during World War I and the role of women in the textile industry. These tours are available to both individual visitors and groups of maximum 20 people and are given in Dutch, French or English. 

You can contact Jurgen at Agelandkaai Tours, walk@agelandkaai.be or +32 484 07 26 89

Gids in Gent

Walking while having a taste of a rich history. Want to be amazed by traces of a distant past or enjoy recent architecture? It’s all possible in Ghent! Wim happily takes you on one of his themed walks (Dutch & English) where you have a choice between ‘Highlights of Ghent’, ‘Well-known facades – unknown stories’ or ‘Van Eyck: Ghent in 1432’.

You can contact Wim at Gids in Gent, wim@gidsingent.be or +32 497 31 27 61 

Wim Provoost

Ben's Ghent

Benedikt ‘Ben’ Segaert of Ben’s Ghent offers free English-language tours of the city. With Ben, you will discover the highlights of Ghent on a historic walking tour, experience the magnificent atmospheric light during an evening stroll full of night stories, or take part in a surprising graffiti and street art walk. Are you coming to Ghent with your family, or a group of friends or colleagues? Ben’s Ghent can offer you customised itineraries (even with e-steps!). These paid tours can be reserved in Dutch or English.

You can contact Ben at Ben's Ghent, info@bensghent.be or +32 486 32 72 92

Benedikt ‘Ben’ Segaert


At Troubadour, passionate students give private tours of Ghent. They use their knowledge to passionately tell you all about their city and its history. The standard tour starts at St Michael’s Bridge and takes you on an exploration of Ghent’s medieval city centre. You will find out everything there is to know about the city’s rich history and be introduced to fascinating anecdotes, as well as Ghent’s beautiful culture. Do you prefer a tour focused on history, architecture or gastronomy? Or something that will interest your kids? Would you like to start your tour somewhere else? No problem, that is also possible. Troubadour gives tours in Dutch and English.

You can contact Troubadour via Troubadour, info@troubadour.gent or +32 486 53 33 86

Grietje gidst

Grietje is a lively, passionate and enthusiastic guide. ‘New Docks’, ‘Old Docks’, or simply ‘The Docks’, the area continues fascinating her! City guide Grietje works closely together with SoGent and is therefore always up to date with the latest developments in this fast-evolving part of the old port of Ghent. Would you like to see the city centre from a different perspective? Join her on a tour of the lesser-known nooks and crannies of Ghent and its surroundings. 

You can contact Grietje via grietjegidstgriet.vanacker@gmail.com or +32 499 21 65 56