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Why

Why

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

Authentic!

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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History

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

'La Liberation' 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...”"
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet""Ghent, Belgium’s best kept secret""

Spotlight

Gent Festival van Vlaanderen
Ghent Festival of Flanders is an international music festival where diversity, creativity and top quality are essential. Discover classical and world music in a surprising artistic way, at different exclusive locations.
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123-piano
“123-piano” is a musical project which brings people together through live music and generates spontaneous reactions.
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