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
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
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
Ghent has a huge selection of choices when it comes to cosy places to enjoy a great coffee. But what if you’re looking for a place to work for the day? What if you’re an independent, but are tired of staring at the same four walls of your home office?
Saint Nick is on his way ….
Christmas is such an exciting time of year! The magic and suspense can really keep children on their toes. Will Santa reward them for good behaviour? Or maybe you have an entirely different custom in your home ... welcome to Belgium, where things are
We are definitely spoiled for choice when it comes to breakfast and brunch places in Gent. Here you get a list of places to enjoy a breakfast and brunch in Ghent in the following categories:
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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
Looking for the perfect ingredient to spice up your meal or make it taste just like it did back home? Sometimes the supermarkets just don’t have what you need, but with our guide to spice shops and specialty food stores in Ghent, perhaps you’ll find what you’ve been missing -
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
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