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Walk through the historic centre of Ghent. A lot of attention for the culinary and fashion. In addition to the walk, a lot of suggestions are given that you can discover on your own.
Couple, singer and photographer
Who doesn't love a real power couple? Enter Mathieu Terryn & Marie Wynants. Him? Frontman of Bazart, the Belgian band of the moment with sold-out shows in the Sportpaleis and Werchter. She? Professional dancer who retrained herself as a (fashion) photographer. A welcome guest at iconic brands such as Delvaux & Café Costume, if she's not on tour with Charlotte De Witte, that is! How do they prefer to live Ghent? Only one way to find out.
Walk a mile in our shoes
5.5 km - 8500 steps
Ghent, that's pure nostalgia. And that nostalgic atmosphere can often be found in our favo spots. One of them is m/node/1569, the interior only reminds you of an old film set. A little further on you'll find Mòris, a bar with a sunny terrace at the Korenmarkt (little brother Elton recently opened right at the Sint-Pieters station). Also a must visit: iconic jazz club Hot Club de Gand, hidden in a small alley at the Groentenmarkt. But our favourite pub - if we can call it that - is cocktail bar Jigger's. Here too there is a mysterious atmosphere, straight from the set of a 1950's gangster film. In winter we also like to hang out at The Cobbler's bar.
Top spots for lunch are Pagos (if we don't eat croque Mathieu, we'll have a classic croque monsieur) and Jetje, grandma's kitchen but trendier (we recommend the rice pudding with brown sugar or the sandwich with minced meat!).
What's for dinner? That's Martino, a no-nonsense restaurant at 't Zuid. Fun fact: the father of owner Pascaline invented the popular sandwich 'Martino'. Don't forget Ghent's classic Het Pakhuis and their plateau de fruits de mer and burger bar Uncle Babe's; their onion rings are legendary. Finally, at the John Dory Bar fish restaurant, you'll find 'proof' that you don't have to go to sea for the best shrimp croquettes