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The captain of the Ghent team goes for a varied walk with attention to fashion, relaxation and good food. Vadis will show you all the best corners of Ghent's playing field!
Football icon and audience favourite Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (1989) said 'Antío' to the Greek football team Olympiakos in 2018 and returned to his first team, KAA Gent. Meanwhile, he is the captain of KAA Ghent and joined the Belgian national team during the Olympic Games (2008) and the European Championship (2012). Curious about his Ghent top spots? See below!
Walk a mile in my shoes
5,5 km - 8500 steps
Ghent, where to start? One of my favourite places in the city centre is the Kalandeberg: coffee on the terrace of the Fleur de Lee, heaven! If you're lucky, a street musician will play while you enjoy all the passage around you.
I like to shop in the same neighbourhood, at the COS or Galleria Laurenzo. Can't resist, because I never get out empty-handed. For something sweet on the go, like a smoothie, you can go to Dolce Banana in the Veldstraat. In the Donkersteeg you'll find hands down the best iced coffee in Ghent: at the Mokabon! Thank me later.
Stop at Beiruti for the Lebanese cuisine. Insider tip: enjoy your lunch on the terrace at the back of the building! Another obligatory stop is the Design Museum: the permanent collection is a must see, but there's always an unmissable expo going on. A little more out of the box for those who can't sit still: a pottery workshop at Claymates or a game of bowling at O'Leary's at Dok Noord.
For a top dinner, the choice is always two-star restaurant Vrijmoed, but also “Gekroonde Hoofden”, Fou d'O and the Revue are top spots! Apero o'clock is at the Gomez on the Oude Beestenmarkt. Or even better: rent a boat - you've guessed it - at BOOOT along the Coupure and have your own aperitif on the water. If you're in Ghent for more than a day, you can spend the night in House of Edwards - a new technology hotel where you can do everything digitally (from reservation to check-in & check-out). Still got some time on your hands? Then head for the Gentbrugse Meersen for a walk in the greenery. Perfect detox day!