The Many Lights of Christmas
Updated for 2018!
On Friday, 7th December 2018, the most wonderful time of the year starts in Ghent officially: the time of the year when twinkling decorative lights bring some respite from the incessant darkness and the sound of Jingle Bells on loop in shops threatens to
One of the most common questions among expats in Gent is where to find a dance school. So when I saw Lenka, or Badriyah on stage, at her belly dance performance, I knew I had to interview her. But there is more to this energetic Czech girl than her mesmerising
In mid-October, after the students' opening parties calm down and before gloomy November sets in, Ghent hosts its very own international film festival. Read all about some of our this year's favourites. 93
If you thought that the festival season in Ghent finishes with the close of summer, you have obviously not been living here for long. Gentenaars do not let the seasons define their festival plans. Bridging the gap between the summer festive feeling and the usually rainy Film Fest Gent is
The time is right - in case you haven't noticed, Belgium is experiencing the hottest summer on record. Finally, it is as hot as in Italy and we can properly enjoy a few scoops of ice cream to cool down after a full day of hard work. If you are
An animated discussion on the appeal of the Broche pillar on Korenmarkt or the love-hate relationship of Gentenaars with the Schapenstal (sheep barn, a pet name for the Stadshal on the Emile Braunplein) - these are just the two latest examples of how engaged the city dwellers are when it
Latest update: May 2018
Note: personal income tax in Belgium is a complex and demanding topic, so our article does not pretend to be able to answer all your questions. What we hope to give you are some useful guidelines and an overview of different options for finding more information. As
Meet the Glocals is a series of expat events in Ghent where newcomers meet more established expats and experts to talk about their burning issues. Organised by Community Gent, several rounds of the events will take place this year. Read on to learn all about them.
TheSquare.Gent caught up with the
Meet Pia who came to Ghent to follow her Dutch partner and then brought a piece of Slovenian tradition to this northern country: a prolific vegetable garden!
Like many Slovenians, Pia grew up surrounded by nature and people growing their own vegetables: her grandparents and her parents all tended their vegetable
Have you ever wished you could climb up one of the towers of Ghent at night and get closer to the starry skies? It turns out, you can.
On top of the Blandijnberg, in the Plateau-building of the University of Ghent, lies a hidden treasure: a fully-equipped 19th century observatory and