Information about Ghent
Ghent is a historic city, yet at the same time a contemporary one. The modern daily life of the city’s active inhabitants plays itself out against a gorgeous historical backdrop. In Ghent, they live, work and enjoy life over and over again each day.
A couple enjoys the peace of an authentic beguinage. Parents and children stroll through the traffic-free streets of the city centre. A tourist snaps a photo of the three towers, as so many have before, but just a little differently. A businessman with an iPhone walks along the distinctive Graslei, crosses the Lys and enters his stylish four-star hotel hiding behind a medieval facade. Dozens of pavement cafes invite you to discover Ghent’s specialties. The sun is reflected in the many water ways.
The city is alive and bids you welcome.
OMG! Van Eyck was here
In 2020, Ghent is celebrating Jan Van Eyck and the Ghent Altarpiece with a special festive year full of events and activities for everyone to enjoy. Visual arts, theatre, dance, design, fashion, gastronomy, music and even shopping ... For a whole year, everything in the city will be a nod to Van Eyck and his impressive masterpiece. Come to Ghent. For more information go to website: