“Things to Do in Gent with Kids” is a series of three articles. Part 1 includes information on sports and recreation, as well as meeting other families. Part 2 discusses museums and the Arts. Part 3 shares ways to explore the city, visit historical sites, and stay informed about current
Making the decision to move abroad as an expat, the moving itself and finally the settling in a foreign community can be a daunting experience. Moreover, if you’re an expat with children, having a family to take care of makes it even harder. Eventually you will need a babysitter.
Tourism to Gent is booming as more people discover that there is more to Belgium than just Brussels and Bruges. Gent's popularity will come as no surprise to expats who live here.
There is something for everyone in this medieval city, and as friends and family take advantage of a free
Anyone living in Belgium is either a beer lover themselves (or become one rapidly, I mean, how can you not find a beer you like in this country?), or has friends who come over regularly, ostensibly to visit you, but in fact just to put some more notches on their
I won’t lie to you - one of the main reasons I moved to Ghent was for the beer. 33
A short train ride or car journey from Gent lies Aalst (Alost in French) – half way to Brussels yet seemingly a world away from Gent, perfect for a day trip. That the city is unknown to many Gentenaars is baffling to this writer, given its beautiful Grote Markt, charming
Winter. That time of year that brings about profound existential questions like “Why are my feet still cold with three layers of winter socks?”. Yes, it’s definitely here, and there’s little we can do to escape the cold (pun intended), hard truth that the weather in Belgium can inevitably get
If you are coming from a country with a strong tradition in winter sports, the winter time in Belgium might seem like the most boring four months of the year. With no mountains in sight and rare snowfall, you could end up getting depressed while staring at the constantly grey
The dark and cold months of winter are here and while you might be tempted to stay at home under a thick blanket with your favourite Netflix series, the world outside still has something to offer. The Belgian coast is probably not your first idea of a thrilling winter-time escape,
When you move to Ghent you will first need to find a place to stay. Usually, your first instinct will be to look at the map and see of the many districts you'd like to live in. But how to choose and what on earth are deelgemeenten? Here's our quick