Discover Ghent

Discover Ghent

We wish you a warm welcome to Ghent, this beautiful art city proclaimed the third most authentic historic destination worldwide by National Geographic Traveller Magazine in 2008!

Ghent is a city which has so much to offer. The famous university guarantees a bustling night life, affordable bars, restaurants and trendy boutiques. You will also find the cultural diversity of other cities here thanks to the presence of different cultures and international restaurants. Belgium plays an important role in the field of modern art, music, theatre and Ghent also embraces this innovative culture. But the city conserves its traditional roots: from old buildings to cosy markets, museums and parks.

You will discover that Ghent is so much more than just a tourist destination. It is a lively city where traditional Flemish culture and Belgian modern life converge.

Ghent is a small, historic city which can easily be explored on foot. The two districts, the historic centre and the museum district seamlessly merge into each other.

Tip: buy a CityCard Gent!

The CityCard Ghent is the economic all-in admission ticket for all major monuments, museums and top attractions in Ghent. It allows you to take a boat trip and is also valid on the bus or tram. The user guide that comes with CityCard Gent tells you where to go and how to get there. To use this all-in package you pay €30 or €35 only! It allows you to explore the city for 48 or 72 hours respectively. For children under 12 most museums in Ghent are free, they do not need a CityCard.

The CityCard can be bought at the reception of Hotel de Flandre