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Ghent is a historic city, yet at the same time a contemporary one.


Authentiek Gent

National Geographic Traveler Magazine places Ghent third in its global ranking of authentic destinations!

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Eco destination

Ecobestemming Gent

More and more people and businesses are making an effort to reduce their impact on the environment. The tourism sector is jumping on the bandwagon. After all, eco tourism is more than just fad.

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Vrijdagmarkt Gent

The history of Ghent begins in the year 630, when St Amandus chose the site of the confluence (or ‘Ganda’) of the two rivers, the Lys and the Scheldt, to construct an abbey.

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What's On

Ghent inside out

Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet""Ghent, Belgium’s best kept secret""
François Mitterrand
François Mitterrand "“When people ask which cities I prefer, I put (rank) New York on the level of (among) Venice, Ghent, Florence, Jerusalem...”"


Gent Belfort
Above the Ghent skyline towers the Old Belfry, lonely and grey, an iconic symbol of the past.
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