Lieve and Lys, Ringvaart and Coupure: Ghent is crossed and surrounded by rivers and canals. Not only does this create a special atmosphere, it also means that activities and businesses can fully benefit from the presence of water. Do you feel like floating along?

A hostel on a boat, an outdoor café on the banks of the river Lys or on the water, a kayak tour,… anything’s possible.  There’s water everywhere in Ghent, which makes for a large variety of fun recreational possibilities.  You can go for a ride with a vessel of your choice, have a leisurely stroll along the water, sleep on a boat or enjoy a drink or a meal in a floating restaurant.  

Along the water