Museums and culture
The Ghent Museums and Historical Houses are open again. Only individual visitors will be allowed or in the company of housemates, with a limit on the total number of daily visitors. Tickets have to be reserved or bought in advance.
Shopping in Ghent
Shopping in Ghent is also allowed again. A mandatory sense of circulation is applied in the largest shopping streets, keep to the right or follow the arrows. Respect the 1.5 m distance rule at all times. Use the markings on the ground in front of the entrances of the shops as a guideline. If you see it's too crowded, come back later.
Hotels in Ghent
All hotels in Ghent can remain open, but many have made the decision to close. These hotels have let us know that they are open:
Mass events (e.g. festivals) will only be possible from September onwards. However in the meantime a selection of leisure and touristic activities are permitted. These include museums, monuments, libraries, local markets and fairs.
Markets in Ghent
Foodies and collectors will love the markets listed below. Taste fresh and local produce. Flowers, birds, original souvenirs or simply a fresh lettuce: find them all here.
Tips for walking or cycling in Ghent
Ghent boasts lots of green spots with plenty of space! Here you can get some much-needed fresh air if you're allowed to leave your home. Going for a stroll or a bike ride in the city centre is a perfect way of taking in some fresh air.
Enjoy Ghent, even from your own couch!
You don't have to be in Ghent at the moment to enjoy it. Thanks to the cultural institutions, we can let you enjoy all the Ghentian beauty. From virtual tours to live streams and digital archives.