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Vegetarian Restaurants in Ghent

Welcome to Ghent, the veggie capital of Europe! Ghent earns that title by having more vegetarian restaurants per capita than any other city. Ghent is also the home of “Donderdag Veggiedag,” which translates to Veggie Thursdays, a means of encouraging less meat consumption by going vegetarian one day a week.

The Many Lights of Christmas

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

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

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

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