Ghent is an enchanting city in Belgium with a rich history and vibrant atmosphere. Here are some reasons why Ghent is an excellent tourist destination:

Historical splendour

Ghent has a beautifully preserved historic centre with medieval buildings, castles and churches. The Castle of Counts, an imposing medieval castle in the heart of the city, is a must-see for history buffs.

Canals and architecture

Like Bruges, Ghent has picturesque canals winding through the city. The historic buildings along the waterfront add to the picturesque view, and Graslei and Korenlei are popular spots to enjoy the architecture.

Art and culture

Ghent is a cultural hub with numerous museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts (MSK) and the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art (S.M.A.K.). The city is also home to the famous The Mystic Lamb, a masterpiece by the Van Eyck brothers, attached to St Bavo Cathedral.

Cosy squares

The Korenmarkt and Vrijdagmarkt are lively squares where visitors can enjoy terraces, shops and street performers. It is the perfect place to relax and soak up the city's atmosphere.

Student life

Ghent is a university city, which contributes to a lively and energetic atmosphere. The presence of students provides an array of cosy cafés, affordable eateries and a vibrant nightlife.

Local delicacies

Ghent is known for its culinary delights. Sample local specialities such as Gentse neuzen (candy), waterzooi (a traditional dish with fish or chicken) and, of course, Belgian beer.

Festivals and events

Ghent hosts various festivals and events throughout the year, from the Ghent Festival of Light to the Ghent Festivities in summer. This ensures that there is always something interesting to experience.

All in all, Ghent offers a perfect mix of history, culture, conviviality and culinary delights, making it an irresistible destination for tourists.