Ghent has a rich variety of plastic arts, festivals, film, literature, music, dance, performing arts and artistic projects. Discover the historic houses, museums about the city, contemporary art, folklore, design... Something for everyone.
Discover the large parks and nature resorts, including the ones that will be added in the near future.
Let a guide show you around the city by foot, boat or in a carriage. Prefer to go out alone? You can, walking, cycling or sailing. You will also find all information about shopping, going out, sports and leisure here.
Ghent is the city par excellence for festivals!
As a cultural city Ghent hosts many festivals. The most important ones include Gent Jazz Festival (July), Gentse Feesten (July), Festival van Vlaanderen (September-October) and the Ghent Film Festival (October) and the Ghent Light Festival (every 3 years in January, February).
But also during the rest of the year you will always find smaller theatre, film and music festivals going on somewhere in the city.
As soon as it gets dark, Ghent is illuminated. Thousands of lamps and spotlights are turned on everywhere in the city, together forming the Ghent Light Plan. The carefully created atmospheres and accents enchant the city. Ghent is ideal for a romantic stay! The Light Plan is a concept of the famous light designer Roland Jéol. In 2004 the city of Ghent won the International City-People-Light Award and in the Michelin travel guide the plan was awarded 3 stars. In 2004 the city of Ghent won the International City-People-Light Award and in the Michelin travel guide the plan was awarded 3 stars.
You can admire the lights during a Light Walk with or without a guide. - more information about this is available on: