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.
The return of the Lamb
Museums and culture
The Ghent Museums, Monuments and Historical Houses are open again. Only individual visitors or small groups will be allowed, with a limit on the total number of daily visitors. Tickets have to be reserved or bought in advance.
Dive into the city
Visiting the city on foot is perfectly possible, everything is within walking distance. But you can also choose another way to explore the city. With a guide for some more information, rent a bike and go a bit further, or take a nice boat trip.
Hospitality industry in Ghent
Ghent's restaurants and cafés are also allowed to open their doors again. Be sure to visit them during your visit to the city. We’ve already listed a few tips.
Hotels in Ghent
Choose again for one or more nights in Ghent to see as much of the city as possible during your visit. Our hotels, B&B's, hostels and campsites are open.
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.
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.