'Hidden pearl in Europe'
Explore with us Ghent, declared by National Geographic as one of the hidden pearls in Europe.
A city of all times, situated at the place where the rivers Lys and the Scheldt merge together.
Known to be rebellious, stubborn, headstrong and playful.
The fascinating city center is called ‘De Kuip’. It is entirely traffic free. Going for a stroll in the ‘Kuip’ is like the people from Ghent call it: tasting French Burgundy in Flanders.
Highlights not to miss in Ghent: the Saint Bavo cathedral with the world famous Ghent altarpiece: Adoration of the mystic lamb, the Belfry, the magnificent view on the three towers of Ghent, the Graslei with its medieval guild houses and facades, visiting the authentic candy store (Temmerman), tasting chocolates, admiring the unique graffiti street. Of course don’t forget to taste the locally brewed coffee in one of the coffee bars.
- Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the city with its lovely squares, shopping streets, the flower market and the second-hand book market on Sundays.
Get spoiled culinary and enjoy a local beer or jenever on a terrace at the Friday market square.
Ghent is the largest student city of Belgium. Of course this student population contributes a lot to the vibrant night life.
Very famous are the ‘Festivities of Ghent’, 10 consecutive days and nights during the month of July.
Next to all this there is always a new initiative boosting what to do in Ghent: concerts, the opera, magnificent light festival, street-art, the Krook (new city library), playing the piano outdoors, pedaling with a canoe on the lovely canals that traverse the city.