Ghent has had a harbour since the Middle Ages. The old port was located in the city centre at Graslei and Korenlei. All port activities were moved to the north of Ghent in the 19th century.

North Sea Port is a versatile port: various types of goods are handled at the quays. It’s a multimodal port, whose focus is on inland navigation. North Sea Port is a European top port that stretches over more than 60 kilometres and two countries, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Get to know the Port of Ghent by bus

On a minibus or coach, you can discover the Port of Ghent in 2 hours. This is an ideal way to see and experience the port with a school or an association. You take care of the minibus or coach, and North Sea Port books the tour guide. The guide will be waiting for you at the Visitor Centre on Rigakaai and accompany you on the bus.

It is necessary to book at least 3 weeks in advance

Adapted tours for people with disabilities

Adapted tours for people with disabilities are possible. As you come in your own transport and stay on the minibus or coach, the tour is also feasible for a group including wheelchair users.


In the augmented reality exhibition in the “Havenhuis”, you can discover all there is to know about the operation of the port.

Port visit by bus

Discovering North Sea Port by bus? That's possible!

Book your tour of the port here
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