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About Ghent

Ghent, Belgium

Ghent, Belgium, seamlessly merges medieval charm with contemporary vibrancy. Along the River Lys, historic gems like Gravensteen Castle and Saint Bavo’s Cathedral adorn the picturesque city center. Cobblestone streets wind past charming cafes and artisanal boutiques, while the youthful energy from Ghent University contributes to a thriving arts scene. Embracing sustainability, the city boasts a car-free center, inviting exploration by foot or bike. Ghent’s culinary offerings, including Belgian delights like waffles and chocolates, add to its undeniable appeal—a perfect blend of old-world allure and modern allure.

Gravensteen Castle

Discover the medieval charm of Gravensteen Castle, a meticulously maintained fortress nestled in Ghent’s city center. Ascend its towers to enjoy sweeping panoramic views that showcase the beauty of Ghent from a unique vantage point.

Stroll the Graslei and Korenlei

Roam the scenic canals and charming streets of Graslei and Korenlei, where historic guildhalls stand proudly alongside lively cafes. Immerse yourself in the picturesque atmosphere of this delightful area.

Visit the Ghent City Museum (STAM)

Delve into the rich tapestry of Ghent’s history and culture at the STAM museum, situated within a striking modern building. Explore the exhibits that unveil the city’s fascinating past and cultural heritage.

Graffiti Street (Werregarenstraat)

Experience the dynamic street art scene in Werregarenstraat, where an ever-evolving display of graffiti is not just permitted but actively encouraged. Immerse yourself in this vibrant, creative hub that celebrates the expressive freedom of street art. – Photo