No.1 travel guide for Belgium. Discover Belgian beer and food in Ghent.

Ghent
Sightseeing


  • Sint-Amandsberg Beguinage
  • This historic Beguinage was built in 1874 to replace the old Sint-Elizabeth Beguinage, that was long in the city centre (and which is now a residential neighborhood)
  • Address:
    • Groot Begijnhof 67
    • 9040 Sint-Amandsberg
    • Gent
  •   Telephone+32 (0) 9 228 23 08
  • Kasteel Gravensteen
  • Want to learn more about the history of this impressive castle? A trip here includes a movie guide, which will tell you all in 6 fascinating chapters. Open every day!
  • Address:
    • Sint-Veerleplein 11
    • 9000
    • Gent
  •   Telephone+32 (0) 9 225 93 06
  • Kasteel van Laarne
  • This 12th-century castle was built to guard Ghent from sea-borne intruders. Renovated in the 17th-century, it is now a fascinating museum and a protected monument.
  • Address:
    • Eekhoekstraat 5
    • 9270 Laarne
    • Gent
  •   Telephone+32 (0) 9 230 91 55
  • Town Hall
  • Gothic and Renaissance styles rub shoulders on the face of Ghent's glorious Town Hall, known for its carved wooden ceilings and beautiful stained glass inside.
  • Address:
    • Botermarkt
    • 9000
    • Gent
  •   Telephone+32 (0) 9 266 5222
  • The Castle of Gerald the Devil
  • This grim 13th-century castle was built by Gerald Villain, so-called because of his dark appearance. Over its 7 centuries it has been a monastery, an asylum and fire station.
  • Address:
    • Geraard de Duivelstraat 1
    • 9000
    • Gent
  •  
  • Citadelpark
  • This mammoth park, right in the centre of Ghent, was built in 1875. It's fantastic for a stroll, a picnic, or as playground for the kids, filled with beautiful trees and a pond.
  • Address:
    • Citadelpark
    • 9000
    • Gent
  •  
  • Bijgaardepark
  • From the 13th to the 16th centuries this was the 'bees grove' of the Sint-Baafsabdij Church. Now a wonderful slice of green park just outside the city proper.
  • Address:
    • Nijverheidstraat
    • 9000
    • Gent
  •  
  • Sint-Niklaaskerk
  • Ghent's oldest and grandest church, 13th-century St.Nicholas is a blend of Gothic and Romanesque with it own name – Scheldt Gothic. Famous for its beautiful guild chapels.
  • Address:
    • Cataloniëstraat
    • 9000
    • Gent
  •   Telephone+32 (0) 9 234 28 69
  • The Big Cannon
  • This Big Cannon (popularly called 'De Dulle Griet') is 660-caliber and weighs 12,500 kilos. A wonderful monument, which (amazingly) has never actually been fired.
  • Address:
    • Groot Kanonplein
    • 9000
    • Gent
  •  
  • Kraanlei
  • The Kraanlei is the street running along the Leie, forming the southern boundary of the Patershol. It was named after a 16th-century wooden crane that once stood here.
  • Address:
    • Kraanlei
    • 9000
    • Gent
  •  

Sightseeing guide for Ghent attractions. Places to see and visit in and around Ghent.

SHARE:
 



BLOG

POSTS
Hop picking time at Palm Belgian Craft Brewers!

STEENHUFFEL - The annual hop harvest at Palm Belgian Craft Brewers is truly a festival of and for the people. We survey the busy crowds on the last Sunday in August in the hop field in the shadow of the ... [ more ]

Lindemix... the art of blending Lambic by Lindemans

VLEZENBEEK/DILBEEK - It is often said that lambics are only for those with an experienced palate. At Brouwerij Lindemans, one of Belgium’s favourite brewers of this traditional style, they beg to differ. ... [ more ]

Omer Vander Ghinste celebrates 125 years of brewing craftsmanship

KORTRIJK/BELLEGEM - It was in 1892 that Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste opened for business in Bellegem, a village near Kortrijk in West Flanders, close to the French border. Since then, countless... [ more ]

Brasserie de Brunehaut - In tune with the seasons

RONGY - In Rongy and all around it, spring is in the air. The fruit trees are in bloom and nature has put on its most beautiful face. I’m on my way to http://belgium.beertourism.com/belgian-breweries/brasserie-d... [ more ]

Westmalle Dubbel or Westmalle Tripel?

WESTMALLE - If you order a Westmalle you’re likely to be served with a Tripel. This is no coincidence as this strong blonde Trappist beer now accounts for 75% of the beer output of this http://belgium.beertouris... [ more ]

Silly_rouge_belgian_beer_225

More Beer

Brasserie de Silly’s Silly Rouge is a fully-fledged degustation beer brewed with the same brewery’s Scotch de Silly and natural cherry juices. The overriding impression is one o... [ more ]

Beer Tourism Newsletter Signup

Enter your name and email address on the right and click "SignUp" to join.

Name:
Email:
TWITTER
    FACEBOOK