Walking around a city, big or small, is the best way to discover your destination. It allows you to really take in your surroundings and stop wherever you want. Ghent obviously has its historical centre, which is small in size but great in cultural value. But be sure to venture outside the old city too, with or without a guide to direct your attention to things you might otherwise have missed. Not a fan of walking? A bike ride, a boat trip or a carriage ride might be more up your street.