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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 12:40 AM (Thursday). 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

23°C / 73 °F Moderate rain
Morning Temperature 18°C / 64 °F
Evening Temperature 19°C / 67 °F
Night Temperature 15°C / 59 °F
Chance of rainfall 5%
Air Humidity 71%
Air Pressure 1028.6 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 8 km/h (5 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 56% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Friday, 25th of May 2018
Light rain, light breeze, few clouds.
Light rain Day: 22°C (72 °F)
Night: 17°C (63 °F)
Saturday, 26th of May 2018
Light rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.
Light rain Day: 23°C (74 °F)
Night: 21°C (70 °F)
Sunday, 27th of May 2018
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 26°C (78 °F)
Night: 21°C (70 °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.


2018-05-24 - Klantgericht Handelen In De Praktijk

Beginning: 09:00 am (09:00).
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HackJam Workshop - Introduction To React

Beginning: 06:30 pm (18:30).
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Levensreddend Handelen Bij Baby's En Kinderen Gent

Beginning: 07:00 pm (19:00).
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Maria Mendes

Beginning: 08:15 pm (20:15).
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Will Tura

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Gratis Qigong Workshops 'Falun Dafa' In Citadelpark Gent

Beginning: 10:30 am (10:30).
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Passio Super Galli Cantu —Vlaams Radio Koor O.l.v. Jan Schweiger

Beginning: 08:00 pm (20:00).
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Wallace Vanborn (try Out) + Secret Support

Beginning: 09:00 pm (21:00).
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Crocy - Bonzai All Stars & Friends

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Workshop: Start To Letterpress

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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

Quote of the moment

One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it’s left behind.

Charles Dickens