Best things to do in Ghent: Belgium’s second city has plenty of enjoyment and attractions to see. The port city is known for its medieval landmarks, museums and cultural festivals. Oh, and the canals. Places of note include Graslei, a district vibrant with historic buildings. Gravensteen, a stunning 10th-century castle and Saint Bavo’s Cathedral in the Romanesque style.
Cultural festivals: Love your music or cultural events? Ghent offers plenty to enjoy. Festivals and feasts of all genres. There’s Jazz in the Park, OdeGand, a music and light show on the water. For classical fans, the Flanders Festival Ghent, and the Film Fest Gent run during October. Plenty there to enjoy!
Top tips when visiting Ghent: Ghent is famed for having plenty of vegetarian and vegan food options. So during your time here, make the most of the many cafes and restaurants available. It’s not just restaurants. The cafes that offer coffee and breakfast are wide-ranging and often stay open till late into the evening.
• If you are a lover of beer, then Ghent is the place to come! It’s said there are around 250 different kinds of beer to try in bars and restaurants. Could take you a long time to get through all those!
• Look out for the noses! Not real ones, candles. Ghent is famous for its purple cone-shaped and jelly-filled candies called cuberdons (noses). You’ll see them in street stalls dotted around town.
• Donderdag Veggiedag is something civil servants and schools do every Thursday. It’s a city-wide promotion of a meat-free day every Thursday. Also, maybe because of this, Ghent is said to have the largest number of vegetarian restaurants per capita.
You will find there are several Ghent lunch and dinner cruise options available. Check the individual tour details for the menu and the options available.
We realise you want to capture those destination hotspots on your tour. Many operators do offer free Wi-Fi on board, but you will need to check with the individual operator.
Yes, but be aware that there is a high season (June to September) and Low Season (November to March). Check the tour details for timings.
Ghent is a region full of attractions and experiences to enjoy and immerse in. Check out our Ghent tours by visiting isango.com
Each tour is different, but in general, they will have a duration between 1 to 2 hours. Make sure to check the specific tour for timings.
Boat tours will run at different times of the day, especially if you are booked on a lunch or dinner cruise. Make sure to check the tour details for a full listing of times.
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