Best Things to do in Ghent Belgium

Discover some of the best things to do in Ghent and find out why those in the know rate Ghent above Belgium’s other popular tourist destinations.

Visit Ghent and you will find a modern town of historic beauty ready to show you a good time. Not only is Ghent a true gem of Belgium, but it is also one of Belgium’s most exciting cities.

Take a Ghent Walking Tour

Ghent is a city on a small town scale making it very accessible on foot. The city centre has been designed to be both pedestrian and bike friendly.

Experience Ghent Nightlife – Take the Ghent Illuminated Walk

The City of Ghent has put a lot of careful planning into how their city shines at night. The result; a carefully designed lighting plan by famous lighting designer Ronald Jéol.

Visit Gravensteen Castle- The Castle of the Counts

A moat, turrets and even an exhibition of medieval torture devices. The castle also affords you a wonderful view back across the city.

The Great Butchers Hall

This wonderful old building has a magnificent open trussed roof where hams still hang from the rafters to cure traditionally as they always have.

Saint Bavo Cathedral

Most notable though is the world famous Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, The Ghent Altarpiece painted by  Hubert and Jan van Eyck around 1432.

Climb The Belfry of Ghent

A climb to the top of the Belfry tower is one of the most popular things to do in Ghent. While there are some impressive bell exhibits on the way up, it is the view everyone comes to see.

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