Are you planning a visit to Ghent? Allow us to tell you all about the most interesting things to see and to do at the moment. We will guide you through the current offer of Ghent museums, historical houses, shops, restaurants and bars and are convinced you will find something to your liking. Discover everything you can see and do in our city here!


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.  

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!  

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.  

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.