In summertime Ghent is fizzing with life. Squares, café terraces and restaurants are abuzz with people. Students enjoy a day off or a break from their studies on the Graslei.

The summer events, markets and neighbourhood parties colour the city. Tourists love to spend the weekend here discovering the hidden delights of our city.

Cool off

If you need to cool off a bit, try our open-air swimming pools or one of the many leafy parks. Please note swimming and diving is not permitted in the inland waterways and yacht marinas. 

A boat trip on the rivers and canals in Ghent is another great way to chill out. Or what about a delicious cocktail? Enjoy the summer in Ghent!