Best Things to do in Ghent Belgium

Ghent city center is where historic and modern blend seamlessly. An architectural treasure is tastefully woven with modern and innovative museums, galleries, and public spaces.

The main Ghent attractions are within walking distance from one another, so walking or cycling is the best way to soak up the city's atmosphere and explore all her little gems.

Experience Ghent Nightlife

The 2-hour night walk takes you past the city's best historic buildings and monuments, it is one of the most beautiful things to do in Ghent.

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

Visit Gravensteen Castle- The Castle of the Counts

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.

At the end of the great hall, you will find the original small chapel which contains a 15th century painting depicting a church service.

The Hop On Hop Off Water Tram offers a different way to do some Ghent sightseeing and is a very scenic way to visit Ghent.

Ghent Water Tram

Saint Bavo Cathedral

It houses an impressive number of art treasures including a major work by Rubens. Most notable though is the world-famous Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.

Climb The Belfry of Ghent

Perched on top is a large golden dragon. Visible from all over the city, the dragon is much more than just a landmark, it is something of a city mascot.

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