Not a month goes by when there’s nothing to do in Ghent. It’s our pleasure to propose a selection of leisure activities and tourist must-sees.
Atmospheric Christmas lighting
The visitors' centre at St Bavo's Cathedral
Winter Wonderland Castle
Hospitality industry in Ghent
What are the restaurants and bars that are certainly worth a visit? We have some tips for a great culinary outing for you.
Tips for walking or cycling in Ghent
Shopping is fun, and so is going to a restaurant, but getting a breath of fresh air is also important, isn’t it? Ghent boasts a lot of green areas that are ideal for walking or cycling, both in the city centre and in the surrounding areas.
Dive into the city
Discovering Ghent on foot is a good idea, as all must-sees are within walking distance from one another. But it’s also possible to explore the city in a different way: with a guide who knows all about the city and its hidden gems, by (rental) bike or by boat, which you can steer yourself if you want to.
Museums and culture
If you are looking for culture, the Ghent museums, historical houses and monuments are the place to be. The permanent collections are highly recommended, but you should also take a look at the offer of temporary exhibitions. Haven’t you seen the Ghent Alterpiece in Saint Bavo’s cathedral, yet? Shame on you! Get up and plan your visit now!
Design Museum Gent: modern meets history
The Ghent Altarpiece: supreme divine art
Spending the night in Ghent
One day is not enough to explore everything Ghent has to offer. Fortunately, there are hotels, B&Bs, hostels and even a camp site where you can spend the night and be well-rested to start your multiday adventure in Ghent.
Markets in Ghent
The markets in Ghent are paradise for foodies and collectors. Taste local and fresh products or buy a beautiful bouquet of flowers or an original souvenir: the markets have something for everyone.
Organic market on the Maria Hendrikaplein
Enjoy Ghent, even from your own couch!
Haven’t you planned your visit to Ghent yet? Thanks to the cultural institutions, you can enjoy all the Ghentian beauty. From virtual tours to live streams and digital archives.