Rond Sint-Jacob is one of the most lively areas in the city. At night it is the habitat of students and party-goers; during the day it is the playground for treasure hunters. In this shopping area with pleasant streets you will find original fashion, design and vintage.

Rond Sint-Jacobs is an artistic Valhalla with interesting art galleries and interior shops. Ottogracht, Belfortstraat, Hoogpoort and Vlasmarkt are home to surprising shops with accessories, fashion, stationary and design.  On Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can browse through the antiques and collectibles market.

Did you know that this area is a Mecca for musicians?  You can often enjoy live concerts in the local bars. Bij Sint-Jacobs Square is the birthplace of the famous Ghent Festivities.