Ghent

Travel Guide
Ghent showing a city and boating

Take in the historic sights as you stroll through romantically lit cobblestone streets on your way to one of the many museums in this historic Flemish city.

Ghent is the perfect place to stroll around and take in culture. Take a detour along the river Leie and visit historic buildings such as the Belfry, Huis van Alijn and St-Baafskathedraal. Explore them on your own or take a guided tour and discover what this Belgian city has to offer.

According to the experts, the area around Ghent has been inhabited since the Stone Age with the first signs of settlements dating back to the 4th century. During the first half of the Middle Ages Ghent was the most important city in the Low Lands together with Bruges, which is still clearly visible today from the many beautiful monuments that are left.

You can enjoy beautiful views of the city from the top of the 95 metre high Gothic Belfry. Next to the Belfry, you will find St-Baafskathedraal, where you can admire the famous painting 'The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb'. Art lovers are in for a real treat at Caermersklooster and the Museum voor Schone Kunsten, where they can admire paintings and statues from the Middle Ages to the mid-20th century. The 12-century Gravensteen, the only remaining mediaeval castle in Flanders, is also well worth visiting.

A lot of the city centre has been pedestrianised so you can stroll around at your ease or take the tram. Admire the city's attractions on one of the 1 or 2-hour walking tours. You can also tour the city by boat or horse and carriage. It's a great destination whether you take the kids or spend a romantic afternoon with your partner.

Ghent is easily reached from the Netherlands by car or public transport. There is no direct connection so you will probably have to change trains in Antwerp. If you're coming from Maastricht, you'll change trains in Liège.

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Where to stay in Ghent

Getaway Studios Gent
Getaway Studios Gent
2 Seminariestraat, Ghent
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £56 per night from 18 Oct to 18 Oct
Located in the heart of Ghent, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Episcopal Palace and Gravensteen Castle. Castle of Gerald the Devil and Van Eyck ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (101 reviews)
Comfort for bussines and relax
"I felt comfort staying in Getaway Studio Gent. Comfort for bussines and relax in quiet place 😊"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2021

Getaway Studios Gent
Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof Ghent
Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof Ghent
4.5 out of 5
Hoogstraat 36, Ghent
The price is £140 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in the heart of Ghent, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of School of Yesteryear and Gravensteen Castle. St. Michael's Church and Monastery ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (388 reviews)
"Beautiful and comfortable properly."

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2021

Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof Ghent
Ghent Marriott Hotel
Ghent Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
Korenlei 10, Ghent
The price is £135 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Located in Ghent City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Gravensteen Castle and St. Nicholas' Church. Ghent Town Hall and Belfry of Ghent are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)
"Great location, friendly helpful staff and very nice room."

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2021

Ghent Marriott Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Getaway Studios Gent
Getaway Studios Gent
2 Seminariestraat, Ghent
The price is £56 per night from 18 Oct to 18 Oct
Located in the heart of Ghent, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Episcopal Palace and Gravensteen Castle. Castle of Gerald the Devil and Van Eyck ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (101 reviews)
Comfort for bussines and relax
"I felt comfort staying in Getaway Studio Gent. Comfort for bussines and relax in quiet place 😊"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2021

Getaway Studios Gent
Smartflats Ghent Central
Smartflats Ghent Central
4 out of 5
11 Okkernootsteeg, Ghent
The price is £107 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Ghent City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Hotel d'Hane Steenhuyse and Gravensteen Castle. University Auditorium and ...
3.3/5 (3 reviews)
"The : Perfect location in the center; nice decoration; huge duplex appartment, big terrace, 2 toilets, good beds, huge cable TV, easy check-in with code; quick & friendly answers from the staff via WhatsApp & phone. The -: Crucial lack of dishes (f.i 1 wine glass & 2 mugs for a 6 people appartment, ..."

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2021

Smartflats Ghent Central
Place2stay in Ghent
Place2stay in Ghent
3 out of 5
Penitentenstraat 33, Ghent
The price is £82 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Located in Ghent City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Friday Market Square and Gravensteen Castle. Statue of Jacob van Artevelde ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (116 reviews)
Very nice
"Everything is quite nice. Great location. Parking is quite near. They have a big kitchen."

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2020

Place2stay in Ghent
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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