Medieval City with a Contemporary Heart
With its perfect blend of the old and the new, Ghent is breathtaking, full of light and life! An undiscovered gem, Ghent is small enough to be cosy, but large enough to stay vibrant. Historical without being provincial, and lively without being boisterous, Ghent has a reputation for going its own way.
It has a modern, bustling commercial centre and is the cultural capital of East Flanders. And Ghent University’s 60,000 students keep the city young.
Ghent offers unique historic venues for inspirational meetings and dinners, and can handle events as large as 1,000 guests. Ghent is a compact city that prides itself in its sustainable living: most venues and accommodations lie within the largest pedestrian-friendly historic centre of Belgium.
Top 5 things to do
Experience Ghent from the waterfront and tour the city by boat along Ghent’s many inland waterways.
While strolling the city centre, don’t miss the striking Town Hall. Gothic and renaissance elements combine to make it one of the most spectacular buildings in Ghent.
Ghent was the first city in Flanders to organise 'Thursday Veggieday'. Find all the best vegetarian restaurants in the Ghent Veggie Guide.