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Ghent Introduction

Whether you view Ghent from the street, the river or the rooftops, you will find a medieval marvel, a historic feast of castles, merchant houses and centuries-old churches. A bustling port city, Ghent is a haven for Flemish art, religious masterpieces, flourishing flower exports and stunning Gothic architecture. With trendy shops and fantastic museums, and divine cheese and chocolate, Ghent is a pleasure to explore on a Vespa or in the basket of a hot air balloon.

Hotels in Ghent

Hotels in Ghent range from elegant hotels with spectacular views of the city and river to tidy hostels providing basic room and board for adventurous backpackers. There are also modern apartments with private parking and fully equipped kitchens, and charming bed-and-breakfasts with private bathrooms and cosy public seating areas to relax in. Luxury hotels in Ghent will offer heated swimming pools, serene spa facilities and in-house fine dining options, while boutique hotels delight their guests with fine linens, tasteful art and hot tubs where you can warm up after a day exploring the magical Christmas markets of Ghent.

Where to stay

Whether you're travelling to Ghent for business or pleasure, the city centre is the ideal spot to find a hotel to suit your needs. The Patershol area is an excellent neighbourhood for bed-and-breakfasts with private terraces, lovely gardens and spacious bathrooms. Luxury hotels in Ghent are found on the banks of the River Leie. With meeting rooms and the latest conference technology, they're perfect for business people, while champagne and handmade Belgian chocolates make it equally delightful for couples wanting a romantic escape with gorgeous views of the rooftops of Ghent close to the beautifully preserved old town.

Things to see

Shopping in Ghent is an unfettered delight with its charming array of diverse and unique shops selling such curiosities as flower ice cream and rolls of vintage wallpaper. Ghent boasts a wealth of beautifully restored historic buildings. The Castle of the Counts is a 12th-century stone castle that was once used as a cotton mill. Explore the turrets and peer down at the moat and imagine the stories these walls could tell. For a bird's-eye view of Ghent you can climb the 14th century Belfort tower, then head to St. Bavo's Cathedral to see "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb". The waterways of Ghent are more than just beautiful, they're also excellent places to see the city while kayaking, canoeing, sailing and rafting. When the sun sets over Ghent take to the streets for an illuminated tour or board a carriage for a romantic ride through this beautiful city.

How to get to Ghent

Most international visitors to Ghent fly to Belgium's international airport in Brussels before catching a train to one of several railway stations in Ghent. The largest is Gent-Sint-Pieters and from there it's a 20-minute walk to the city centre. Gent-Sint-Pieters is also where you will be dropped if you choose to arrive in Ghent by bus. You can travel to Ghent by car via the E17 or E40. Just remember the city centre is a pedestrian zone with no cars allowed. If you drive to Ghent, be sure to book a room outside the city centre.