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Exploring the Beguinages of Ghent

Klein Begijnhof Onze Lieve Vrouw Ter Hoyen © Dena Mehalakes

Sometimes as an expat, you want to experience some culture and history in Gent without all the hubbub of the main tourist attractions. For peaceful exploration, I like to visit one of the three beguinages found right in the city. They are calm, quiet, and steeped in history. 1817

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

Where to party in Gent

Ahh, Belgium... the culture of beers, fries, and partying! For you, I volunteered to experience the best parties in Gent and made a list of bars, clubs, festivals & other events - for all ages, music tastes and budgets - to help you find the best places to party in

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