The area around the railway station is not only the hub of Ghent, but also a surprising shopping paradise and a majestic part of the city. Broad lanes with famous names fan out from Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein in front of the railway station: Koningin Elisabethlaan, Koning Albertlaan, Koningin Astridlaan … Feel like a real royal and engage in window shopping while strolling along beautiful art nouveau buildings.

Quartier Sint-Pieters is the area where passion and quality are paramount.  Here you can find specialised shopkeepers in all domains: bakers, butchers, health shops, bicycle shops, fashion boutiques, hair dressers, booksellers, you name it!  You can also enjoy good and healthy dishes in the catering establishments. Sustainable shoppers can furthermore go to a zero-packaging shop and visit an organic market on Sunday morning.