The Mystic Lamb
- City Map
The port of Ghent
The "Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele
Ghent's renowned museum
for contemporary art.
The Arts and
Music Center of Ghent
(in Dutch : Gent) is the fourth largest city of Belgium
with about 250.000 inhabitants. It is not as big as Antwerp but bigger than
Bruges. It is also less famous among tourists than the often praised Bruges.
However, for some people Ghent is the real diamond of Flanders and Belgium. In a unique way, Ghent has managed to preserve its medieval power while
keeping up with the times. The city center alone is a showcase of medieval
Flemish wealth and commercial success.
Modern Ghent certainly cannot be overlooked in Belgium. The city has an
important harbor, thanks to the canal Ghent-Terneuzen which allows sea-going
vessels to bring their products to the city and its industrial hinterland.
The Ghent University ( UGent ) continues to
grow in importance. The presence of so many young people and students has
turned Ghent into an important Flemish cultural center.
Ghent is also the flower city of Belgium. Flower growers from the
around Ghent sell their beautiful begonia's and azalea's all over the world.
Every 5 years the successful 'Gentse FloraliŽn" ( Ghent Flower Show)
attracts thousands to the city.The tourist will not have eyes enough to admire the awesome architectural
wealth , which offers a splendid combination of impressiveness and idyllic
charm of the proud and (in former times) often rebellious city of Ghent.
Tourist Office - City of Ghent
Crypt of the Belfry
tel.. + 32 9 266 56 60
fax + 32 9 266 56 73
15.10 - 14.03 :
9.30 am. - 4.30 pm
15.03 - 14.10 :
9.30 am. - 6.30 pm.
Closed: 25/12 and 01/01
The city of Ghent has a broad range of visitor activities.
click here for brochures or additional information requests.