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Best things to do in Ghent

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Castle
“Not so many cities of these days have a castle from the Middle Ages in their center..... we have :)”
69 locals recommend
Bar
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“The café of Arts Centre Vooruit Large cultural chit-chat café and eatery with an Art Deco interior; originally the heart of Ghent’s socialist movement. Cultural temple for theatre, concerts, dance and parties. Many organic and/or fair-trade products and a veggie daily special. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Vooruit is bringing Triomf, one of its old beers, back to life. You can taste this 100% organic, highly fermented 6% vol. beer at Vooruit Café or the Vooruit shop. Cheers! ”
88 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The museum dedicated to modern art. Besides their permanent collection, you can visit some interesting expositions.”
70 locals recommend
Park
“This is a beautiful sanctuary worth visiting, where you can go for a nice 5K walk or run, on a 12km distance from The Hide.”
51 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“if you like to party all night long in one of the many dancing rooms with a variety of music, regular live music performances.... this place, and all the places on this square are your place.”
54 locals recommend
Museum
“City museum with a good collection. There is a nice cafe to have coffee or lunch”
58 locals recommend
Plaza
“the atmosphere is great, it is full of good restaurants and you have a nice view over the water”
63 locals recommend
Art Museum
“My favorite museum in town! The extensive collection shows design from the Middle Ages until now and its impact on daily life. Also the temporary expositions are often worth a visit. ”
41 locals recommend
Recreation Center
“ Blaarmeersen sports and recreation park is a green jewel beside the Watersportbaan in Ghent. This is where Ghent residents come jogging, and rowing clubs battle it out on the water. The Watersportbaan in Ghent is also the setting for many festivals and activities for people of all ages. Fun and leisure for everyone in Ghent Let yourself be seduced by all that the Blaarmeersen has to offer, all year round. It is a lovely area for walking, with a vast lake. You can swim, hire a pedalo, or go kayaking, surfing, fishing and diving. A water park with a slide for children and a large, sandy beach for everyone makes the Watersportbaan in Ghent complete. If you’re looking for sporting activities in Ghent, this is the place to be! Address :Strandlaan 24, 9000 Gent”
46 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“A menu full of dishes from around the world, an astonishing interior and amazing atmosphere: Mosquito Coast has it all! Their terrace on the backside is a really nice place in the very center of the city, but away from the crowd. ! Their mojito's and sangria are dangerously delicious !”
43 locals recommend
Park
“Walk or jog along the romantic ponds, mysterious grotto, the botanical garden, the 1OO-year-old-trees, ...”
29 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Belfry is one of the 3 towers that defines the skyline of Gent. During a visit, you'll discover its history and ends all the way up for an amazing view over the city.”
29 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“This is the shopping high street of Ghent. It connects the Court of Justice to the Korenmarkt.”
33 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Seeing Ghent as it used to be, near het Gravensteen, about 500-1000 years ago”
45 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The main emphasis of the collection here is painting covering the 15th to 20th centuries. The central hall adjoining the entrance hall has eight fine Brussels wall tapestries: three with motifs from the story of Darius (17th century) and five with the theme "Triumph of the Gods" (1717).”
26 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Sip a coffee in a multicultural neighbourhood. Trendy coffee bar in a beautiful building dating from 1904. The eye catchers are Panamarenko’s golden murals while the coffee is roasted by the eccentric artist’s wife.”
42 locals recommend