This street is the heart of Ghent’s student district, with more than 35 cafés next to one another. Therefore, this is traditionally the place where students meet.

Overpoort is a street lined with dance and drinking pubs, night shops, chip shops and pita restaurants. Thursday night is student night, which can get pretty crowded and wild.

Every year, Ghent welcomes over 66,000 students at its university and university colleges. They study of course, but they love to party too. The best-known student district is Overpoort, which is home almost exclusively to student cafés. Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat hosts cafés, restaurants and a university restaurant, the rector’s office and several university buildings.

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