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Enchanting Ghent

Picturesque squares, lovely paved little streets and impressive cathedrals characterise Ghent’s enchanting urban image.   CityZapper’s editors selected the best tips and advice on Ghent for you and the team created this online city...

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Ghent

The name Ghent was derived from the old Celtic word 'Ganda', which means confluence, and which refers to the confluence of the rivers Scheldt and Leie. Both rivers ran through lands that were prone to flooding, which didn’t make them id...

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Ghent Festival

When the sun has taken its rightful place high in the skies and temperatures have risen above 20 degrees (70 degrees for Fahrenheit lovers), this is when Ghent celebrates summer with the Gentse Feesten (Ghent Festival). The festival is known as Belgi...

Ghent Festival of Flanders

The city of Ghent is transformed into a Mecca for music lovers during the Gent Festival van Vlaanderen (Ghent Festival of Flanders). Over the course of three weeks, a variety of musical events takes place in and around Ghent. More than one hundred ar...

Belgian Boatshow

The annual Belgian Boatshow in Ghent takes place mid-February. This event also signals the kick-off of the water sports season. The Belgian Boat Show continues to enjoy ever widening fame. In 2014, more than 30.000 people visited this event. In addit...

Nederlands Theater Gent

A Dutch Theatre in Ghent? Indeed! The NTGent (Nederlands Theater Gent) was founded in 1965 and has a regular intergenerational cast that consists of both Flemish and Dutch actors. The NTGent also tours The Netherlands, Germany and France with its pro...

De Maecht van Ghent

De Maecht van Ghent is one of the most popular cafés in Ghent’s centre. It is situated at Korenmarkt and the place is usually busy throughout the day. In addition to dancing, De Maecht van Ghent is the place to be for those that fancy lunch, dinner o...

Club Reserva

If you’re into music and love a good drink then why not combine the two at Club Reserva, Ghent’s music bistro? The venue is located inside an early 17th century building which still features the original wooden facades. In addition to being a music s...