Ghent City CentreGhent

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Come to Ghent City Centre and enjoy its history, cafes and monuments.

Discover the historic area of Ghent City Centre—cafes, museums and top sights like Gravensteen Castle.

Top hotels in Ghent City Centre

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Ghent Marriott Hotel
Ghent Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
Korenlei 10, Ghent
£98
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Ghent City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Design Museum Ghent and Gravensteen Castle. Great Butchers' Hall and St. Michael's Bridge ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,147 reviews)

"The hotel is in a great location, close to most of the main attractions in Ghent and walking distance to all the churches, castle and great restaurants. We slept really well in the hotel and the breakfast was great."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

Ghent Marriott Hotel
NH Gent Belfort
NH Gent Belfort
4 out of 5
Hoogpoort 63, Ghent
£95
per night
Mar 22 - Mar 23

Located in Ghent City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ghent Town Hall and Gravensteen Castle. Court of Ryhove and Graffiti Street ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,166 reviews)

"Great location, big rooms very central for all the areas we needed, great staff too"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

NH Gent Belfort
ibis Gent Centrum St-Baafs Kathedraal
ibis Gent Centrum St-Baafs Kathedraal
3 out of 5
Limburgstraat 2, Ghent
£66
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Ghent City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Saint Bavo Cathedral and Gravensteen Castle. Royal Dutch Theatre and Belfry of Ghent are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (700 reviews)

"I love this hotel, I alway booked it when I’m in Gent, because it is in a really good location, and the price is really good too. The only thing I don’t like that much is that the rooms are too small, but overall is perfect for 2-3 days stay in Gent"…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

ibis Gent Centrum St-Baafs Kathedraal
Ghent River Hotel
Ghent River Hotel
4 out of 5
Waaistraat 5, Ghent
£93
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Ghent City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kraanlei and Gravensteen Castle. Big Cannon and Friday Market Square are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (625 reviews)

"Walking distance to the historic center. Coffee and tea in the room very nice. Helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on 10 Feb 2020

Ghent River Hotel
Novotel Gent Centrum
Novotel Gent Centrum
3 out of 5
Hoogpoort 52, Ghent
£95
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Ghent City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Court of Ryhove and Gravensteen Castle. Graffiti Street and Ghent Town Hall are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (885 reviews)

"Great central location. Rooms are quite basic in furnishings"…"

Reviewed on 10 Feb 2020

Novotel Gent Centrum
1898 The Post
1898 The Post
3.5 out of 5
Graslei 16, Ghent
£132
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Ghent City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Korenmarkt Square and Gravensteen Castle. St. Michael's Bridge and St. Nicholas' Church ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (249 reviews)

"Wonderfully atmospheric hotel in the perfect spot overlooking the main river right at the heart of this great city."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2020

1898 The Post

Popular things to do in Ghent City Centre

Gravensteen Castle
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Gravensteen Castle

4.5/5(64 reviews)

One of the only remaining medieval castles in Flanders, this historic fortress provides a fascinating insight into the weaponry, culture, and drama of Ghent’s past. 

Saint Bavo Cathedral
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Saint Bavo Cathedral

4.5/5(69 reviews)

One of the iconic Three Towers of Ghent, this historic cathedral is known for its outstanding collection of art. 

Belfry of Ghent
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Belfry of Ghent

4.5/5(45 reviews)

Visit one of Ghent’s most famous attractions, an imposing tower that defines the city’s skyline and symbolizes its independence. 

Ghent Town Hall
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Ghent Town Hall

4/5(11 reviews)

See one of the city’s most unusual landmarks, a striking building constructed over the course of almost four centuries. 

Friday Market Square
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Friday Market Square

4/5(1 review)

You can learn about the history of Ghent with a trip to Friday Market Square. While in this culturally rich area, find time to visit its shops.

St. Nicholas' Church
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St. Nicholas' Church

A beautiful example of Scheldt Gothic architecture, this striking blue-gray church is among the oldest landmarks in the city. 

Top activities in Ghent City Centre

Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent
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Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent

£7
Per adult
Guided Boat Trip in Ghent
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Guided Boat Trip in Ghent

£7
Per adult
Escape Room
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Escape Room

£17
Per adult
GHENT CITY WALKING TOUR
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GHENT CITY WALKING TOUR

£9
Per adult
Chocolate Tour, with a local guide!
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Chocolate Tour, with a local guide!

£25
Per adult
Tasting Tour, with a local guide!
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Tasting Tour, with a local guide!

£25
Per adult

Other areas in Ghent

Gravensteen featuring street scenes, heritage architecture and a river or creek

Patershol

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

Patershol is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Gravensteen Castle and Old Fish Market.

Patershol
Sluizeken, Ghent, Belgium
trover photo by Marc De Vos

Sluizeken

Sluizeken might not have many top sights, but Gravensteen Castle and Friday Market Square are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Sluizeken
St. Macharius, Ghent, Belgium
trover photo by Ashleigh Ricardo

St. Macharius

4.5/5Wonderful!(4 area reviews)

Historical sites and restaurants are notable features of St. Macharius. You might consider stopping by St. Bavo's Abbey while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

St. Macharius
Kunstenkwartier, Ghent, Flemish Region, Belgium
trover photo by Marc De Vos

Kunstenkwartier

5/5Exceptional!(2 area reviews)

Kunstenkwartier is noteworthy for its bars, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Book Tower and St. Peter's Square.

Kunstenkwartier
Rabot, Ghent, Flemish Region, Belgium
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Rabot

While Rabot isn't home to many top sights, Gravensteen Castle and Dr. Guislain Museum are some notable places to visit nearby.

Rabot
Citadel Park featuring a waterfall, a lake or waterhole and a park

Stationsbuurt Noord

4.5/5Wonderful!(14 area reviews)

Unique features of Stationsbuurt Noord include the historical sites and restaurants. Make a stop by Museum of Fine Arts or Citadel Park while you're exploring the area.

Stationsbuurt Noord