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
Diving? Yes. In Belgium? Yes. It might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about sports in Belgium, but one of the country's biggest diving clubs (De Manta) is based in Ghent. With the Belgian and Dutch coastline just 30 minutes away, there are plenty of
The Gentse Feesten is without doubt the biggest and best-known festival in Ghent, attracting around 2 million visitors each year. We asked TheSquare’s authors and friends a few questions that we all want to know the answer to: 1612
John “Sleepy” Moran is an American artist living in Gent. He runs Gent Glas, which is self-described as “a unique glass studio, gallery, shop, and café located in the heart of Ghent, Belgium.”
His artists’ website, Back Door Art, says that “John Moran is a politically and socially engaged hot glass
Sometimes you can get a bit bored by all the tourist highlights in a city. Sure, the Gravensteen and St. Bavo's Cathedral are nice. But let's dig a bit deeper and explore the places only locals know about. Our friends from Spotted by Locals made a 24-hours guide to the city,
Since writing this interview, Emilia seems to have stopped running her tours. We wish her all the best with her next venture!
Born in Argentina, Emilia Cantero Dieguez moved to Ghent aged 6 when her dad got a job here, and since then has considered it her home. So it comes
Meet Pia who came to Ghent to follow her Dutch partner and then brought a piece of Slovenian tradition to this northern country: a prolific vegetable garden!
Like many Slovenians, Pia grew up surrounded by nature and people growing their own vegetables: her grandparents and her parents all tended their vegetable
Free walking tours became a popular trend in every major city around the world during the last years. City enthusiasts would organize guided walking tours to share their view on the city, making a living based on tips received at the end of the tour. In Gent, Maria Mironova (from
Jerôme Eggen is originally from the Netherlands, and is the man behind De Laatste Drinker brewery. TheSquare.Gent caught up with him to ask him how he ended up in the brewing business and how he feels about living in Ghent.
Michelle and Oliver Wright are proof that expats can fully integrate into Gent. They demonstrate that expats can go beyond surviving here, they can thrive and contribute to the community, making it a better place than it was without them. They have done just that by co-founding Gent4Humanity, a registered