Ghent City Center Tours

Ghent City Center
Ghent is Belgium’s best-kept secret, a cosmopolitan university city of imposing churches, top-quality museums and some of the most beautiful medieval architecture in Europe. Add to this a vigorous cultural scene, packed late-night bars, restaurants and clubs, plus stylish hotels and this is a city not to be missed.

The city’s pedestrianized heart surrounds triangular Korenmarkt, which was the medieval market place, with most of the major sights – the ornate Stadhuis, St Bavo’s Cathedral, St Nicholas’ Church and the Belfry – within easy walking distance. Just northwest of Korenmarkt, the River Leie is canalized and bordered with the medieval quays of Graslei and Korenlei; it curls through Ghent on its way to join the River Schelde and a network of canals leading to the port. Close by, the austere Gravensteen Castle lies on a split in the Leie, and beyond that is Patershol, an enclave of narrow streets crammed with 17th-century artisanal cottages. Now delightfully revamped, the district is currently scene of Ghent’s hottest nightlife. Ghent’s other focal square is Vrijdagmarkt, which is huge, tree lined and surrounded by ancient guild houses – now mostly shops and restaurants – where markets spring up most weekends. In the south of the city, Citadelpark is the location of two excellent art galleries. 

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Ghent’s tourist information office is at Sint-Veerleplein 5, in the former Fish Market, a charming red brick hall opposite Gravensteen Castle.
Address: Sint-Veerleplein 5, Ghent, Belgium
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Brussels Super Saver: Brussels Sightseeing Tour, Antwerp Half-Day Trip, Day Trip to Ghent and Bruges

See the splendid sights of three of Belgium’s most beautiful town’s with a Brussels Super Saver tour. Combine three popular tours and pay a discounted price to discover the historical and cultural highlights of Ghent, Brussels and Antwerp. Spend the first day touring the legendary landmarks of Antwerp and Brussels with an accomplished guide, then venture to the medieval myriad of Bruges and Ghent on the following day. Immerse yourself in the captivating history of the region and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation on this enriching tour.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Foodie lovers of Gent with a local host!

Ready to fall in love with all the tasty treasures Gent has to offer? Get ready to discover the city bite by bite together with your local foodie!Curious how locals love to start their day? With their unique préparé!. Following their favorite Couberdon, wait what? Give them a try while your local foodie tells you about the story behind it! . We will have cheese and pastries, from salty to sweet. And let's not forget that our eyes will also eat ! Don't wait anylonger and book our experience :DEverything is included in the price, both the tour and the tastings.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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