It is no exaggeration to call the Lys river one of Ghent’s main attractions. The river, which originates in Northern France, occupies a prominent spot in this riverside city. Taking a stroll or sailing along the water, having a drink with a view of the water, cycling along the Lys Valley cycling network, watching how the Lys and Scheldt rivers meet in Portus Ganda. It’s all as idyllic as it sounds.