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Leisure / Ghent, dazzingly authentic!

Day and night, Ghent is always quite alive! The city boasts a unique mixture of historical architecture and contemporary events, splendid renowned museums, theatres, opera and film. The city also offers a wealth of exhibitions and other cultural events such as the Gentse Feesten, I Love Techno, 10 days off, Flanders International Film Festival Ghent, the International Festival of Flanders and Gent Jazz Festival. Every five years, a huge botanical exhibition (the Gentse Floraliën) also takes place in Ghent, attracting numerous visitors to the city.

The native of Ghent is a Burgundian bon vivant. And that is something you’ll certainly see for yourself: the number of cafés and restaurants is virtually endless. To pick out just a few here would do a disservice to the others.
Take a look at the website, click on GENT. You’ll find an inventory of all the cafés in Ghent.

If you want to know what’s going on in Ghent, take a look at the event calendar.
Click here for an overview of all events.

You can also surf to the Use-It website:  – Free city guides made by locals -  Ghent.
Download the ‘Map of Ghent for young travellers’:  it shows sexy historical routes, party hotspots, specialist record shops, cheap overnight accommodation, the greasiest chip shops, cash dispensers, peaceful sunbathing spots, local cafés, unique comic stores,  good museums and a great deal more.

Useful Links

Stad Gent, Botermarkt 1, 9000 Gent, tel. +32 (0)9 210 10 10, fax +32 (0)9 210 10 20, e-mail