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Ghent Destination Guide

Explore Ghent in Belgium.

Ghent in the region of Flanders with it's 231,493 inhabitants is a town in Belgium - some 31 mi (or 50 km) North-West of Brussels, the country's capital city.

Map of the area of Ghent in Belgium

Current time in Ghent is now 10:36 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Brussels" with an UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: London, Cambridge, The Hague, Haarlem, Amsterdam or Arras. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Zwijnaardsedries, Zwijnaarde, Zevergem, Wondelgem, Sint-Martens-Latem and De Pinte. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

9°C / 48 °F Moderate rain
Morning Temperature 4°C / 39 °F
Evening Temperature 11°C / 53 °F
Night Temperature 11°C / 53 °F
Chance of rainfall 5%
Air Humidity 99%
Air Pressure 1025.6 hPa
Wind Speed Fresh Breeze with 13 km/h (8 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 92% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Tuesday, 21st of November 2017
Light rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.
Light rain Day: 11°C (52 °F)
Night: 11°C (51 °F)
Wednesday, 22nd of November 2017
Sky is clear, fresh breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 11°C (52 °F)
Night: 8°C (47 °F)
Thursday, 23rd of November 2017
Light rain, fresh breeze, overcast clouds.
Light rain Day: 12°C (54 °F)
Night: 14°C (57 °F)


Leonard Cohen Concert in Ghent Belgium ...

10:41 min ( August 19, 2012 by Luc Wauters)
Views: 407 - Rating: 5/5

Amazing concert and setting in this beautiful city of Ghent,Belgium. "So Long, Marianne" "First We Take Manhattan"

Het Gravensteen in Ghent

01:25 min ( October 22, 2010 by thaidomain)
Views: 1,048 - Rating: 5/5

Het Gravensteen in Ghent (Castle of the Counts) has been renovated. It lies adjacent to the Leie river, just north of the city center. Closeby is the House of Alijn, formerly a charity hospice, now ho...

Ghent Belgium Wikipedia travel guide vi...

00:55 min ( March 25, 2010 by wikistupeflixtravel)
Views: 696 - Rating: 3/5

Create your own video on ! Ghent in 1775. Belfry of Ghent. Behind it the Saint Nicholas church is visible. Graslei and Korenlei. Ghent at Night. Emperor Charles V was born in Ghen...

Gravensteen Castle - Ghent East Flander...

01:20 min ( October 29, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWa)
Views: 316 - Rating: 0/5 - Created at TripWow by TravelPod Attractions (a TripAdvisor company) Gravensteen Castle Ghent The only surviving "castle of the count." Read more at: Travel ...

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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Ghent during the next days.


Belgian Championships 2018

Beginning: 10:00 am (10:00).
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Wandelingde Koningsbossen In Hooikt Langs Rustige Wegen

Beginning: 01:30 pm (13:30).
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Plaatsing Van De Tegel Tegen Zinloos Geweld

Beginning: 02:00 pm (14:00).
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Leeskring: "Kom Hier Dat Ik Je Kus" Van Griet Opdebeek

Beginning: 02:30 pm (14:30).
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Beginning: 02:30 pm (14:30).
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Gemeenteraad Gent

Beginning: 07:00 pm (19:00).
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Classics: The Shining

Beginning: 07:45 pm (19:45).
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BIODANZA Gent Kennismakingsreeks Van 3 Maandagavonden Met Olga En Gaston

Beginning: 08:00 pm (20:00).
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Foyer Soiree: Daan Vandewalle

Beginning: 08:15 pm (20:15).
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Van Nooit En Nergens - Verhalen Voor Het Slapengaan Met Meneer Zee

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Interesting facts about this location

Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst

The Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (commonly abbreviated as S.M.A.K. , translated as City Museum for Contemporary Art) is a relatively new museum located in Ghent, Belgium, and is renowned both for its permanent collection and for its provocative exhibitions. The new museum opened to the public on 7 May 1999.

More reading: Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst homepage
Located at 51.05, 3.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1999 establishments in Belgium, Art museums and galleries in Belgium, Art museums established in 1999, Contemporary art galleries in Belgium, Museums in Ghent

Gent Jazz Festival

The Gent Jazz Festival is an international jazz festival held annually in Ghent, Belgium in mid July. It lasts two weeks and the programmation is divided in two parts: the first week, called All That Jazz. , unites some of the best jazz performers in the world while the second week, named All That Jazz?, gathers groups playing music related to jazz, e.g. soul music and electronic music.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 51.05, 3.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Jazz festivals in Belgium

Escaut (department)

Escaut is a département of the First French Empire in present Belgium and Netherlands. It is named after the river Scheldt (Escaut in French). It was formed in 1795, when the Southern Netherlands were annexed by France. Before the occupation, the territory was part of the county of Flanders and the United Provinces. Its capital was Ghent.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 51.05, 3.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Former departments of France in Belgium, Former departments of France in the Netherlands


The Leie or Lys is a river in France and Belgium, and a left tributary of the Scheldt. Its source is in Pas-de-Calais, France, and it flows into the river Scheldt in Ghent, Belgium. Its total length is 202 kilometres . It is a very polluted river due to the high density of population and industry in the North of France and in Belgium. Historically, the Lys valley was known for the spinning and weaving of flax.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 51.05, 3.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:County of Flanders, International rivers of Europe, Rivers of Belgium, Rivers of France, Scheldt basin

Ghent University

Ghent University is a Dutch-speaking public university located in Ghent, Belgium. It is one of the larger Flemish universities, consisting of 32,000 students and 7,100 staff members. The current rector is Paul Van Cauwenberge. It was established in 1817 by King William I of the Netherlands. After the Belgian revolution of 1830, it was administered by the newly formed Belgian state.

More reading: Ghent University homepage
Located at 51.05, 3.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Educational institutions established in 1817, Forestry education, Ghent University, Universities in Belgium

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