Discover Ghent

Discover Ghent



Ghent has a wide range of plastic arts, festivals, cinema, literature, music, dance, performing arts and artistic projects on offer. Discover its historical buildings, the city's museums, modern art, ethnology, design, etc. Something for all tastes.

The Ghent CityCard is a very beneficial  all-inclusive card that grants you access to Ghent's many monuments, museums and places of interest. It includes a boat excursion and is also valid for use on buses and trams. The user guide that accompanies the Ghent CityCard indicates what to see and how to get there. Making the most of this all-inclusive package only costs 30 or 35 euros ! It allows you to discover the city in 48 or 72 hours, respectively. Children up to the age of 12 years old get free entry into Ghent's main museums, therefore they do not need a CityCard. The CityCard is on sale at the Hotel reception.

Museums and monuments participating in the CityCard: Sint-Baafskathedraal (St Bavo Cathedral), the Aanbidding van het Lam Gods (The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb) altarpiece, the Castle of the Counts of Ghent, the Belfort (the watchtower), the Museum of Fine Arts (MSK), S.M.A.K. (the Museum of Contemporary Art), STAM - Ghent City Museum, MIAT (the Museum of Industry, Work and Textiles), , Design Museum Gent, Saint Peter's Abbey, The House of Alijn, Museum Dr. Guislain, The Museum of the History of Sciences, The World of Kina: the House, The World of Kina: the Garden, the Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture, Hotel d'Hane-Steenhuyse and the Museum Arnold Vander Haeghen.


Let a guide show you around the city on foot, by boat or in a carriage. Do you prefer travelling alone? You can also do so on foot, by bike or by boat. Here you will also find information about shopping, outings, sports and entertainment.


Ghent is a city of festivals par excellence!
As a city of culture, Ghent is home to numerous festivals. The most important ones are the Ghent Jazz Festival (July), Ghent Festivities (July), the Festival of Flanders (September- October), the Film Festival of Ghent (October) and the Ghent Light Festival (every three years in January and February).
But smaller theatre, film and musical festivals are held throughout the rest of the year also.

Ghent Lights

At soon as it gets dark, Ghent lights up. Thousands of lights are turned on, forming the Ghent Light Plan. The carefully created different  ambiences and tonalities dazzle the city, making Ghent a perfect place for a romantic break! The Light Plan is a project by the famous light designer Roland Jéol. In 2004, the city of Ghent won the international City-People-Light Award and obtained 3 stars in the Michelin guide book. In 2004, the city of Ghent won the international City-People-Light Award and obtained 3 stars in the Michelin guide book.

Let yourself be enchanted by the illumination on a walk through the lights, with or without a guide - see more information at: