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Museum Night Ghent 2018

The annual ‘long night of museums’ has long been a popular concept in many European cities. And this Thursday 6th December 2018, it comes to Ghent for the 12th time. Museums open their doors between 6pm and 1am – for free! Most of the museums also offer a temporary bar

Rental agreements: costs

Rent is agreed between the landlord and tenant at the start of a contract, and can only be changed under certain circumstances. This post explains more, plus gives some info on what the landlord can charge you for, and what happens if tenants don’t pay up. 3476

Getting to know Ghent

So you've decided to move to Ghent and you're wondering what life will be like? Our list of 10 useful things to know about Ghent, Flanders and Belgium will help you fit in from day 1. 31

Restaurants to Impress

© Keizershof, Tom Verbruggen

We’ve all been there - friends and family are coming to visit (...again) and you need to find somewhere impressive (but traditional) to take them for dinner. Somewhere that will say all of this on a plate: I know how to avoid Ghent's tourist traps, I know what the most typical dishes

Employment basics

You got the job - congratulations! Now you’re being sent 20 pages of Dutch legalese and you just want to know how much you’ll be paid and when you can go on holiday. The Belgian employment system can be pretty complicated, and there are considerable differences compared to other EU

Registering as an employee (EU citizen)

The following information describes how to register to live in Ghent city centre if you will be an employee here. If you are living in a house/apartment with postcode 9000 you will need to follow this process. It is colloquially known as the ‘Zuid process’ because most appointments take place

Registration General FAQs

Where do I start? We recommend that wherever you’re coming from and whatever you plan to do while you’re in Ghent, you always start by describing your situation to the Infopunt Migratie. You can email them at infopuntmigratie@stad-gent. They will recommend where you should make an appointment and which documents you need

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