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Things to Do in Gent with Kids (Part 1)

“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

Quirky Things to See and Do in Gent

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

Westvleteren – Tasting the Best Beer in the World

Westvleteren beers

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

5 Places to Make You Lose Those Winter Blues

Botanical Gardens, Ghent © Mirna Pavlovic

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

Winter Sports in Ghent

Ice hockey Kristallijn Ghent

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

New Year in Gent 2018/2019

Fireworks, Stad Gent

Updated for 2018/2019! The holiday season can be tricky for expats: the season is filled with traditions and as everyone is eager to relive their happy childhood moments, there is even more scope for misunderstanding than usual. After our introduction to Christmas traditions in Flanders, here is our handy guide to

New Year traditions and events in Gent

Fireworks, Stad Gent

The holiday season can be tricky for expats: this season is filled with traditions and as everyone is eager to relive their happy childhood moments, there is even more scope for misunderstanding than usual. After our introduction to Christmas traditions in Flanders, here is our handy guide to what you

Chilling by the pool

Blaarmeersen stad Gent

It's summer time! While many escape to the south to relax by the sea (after travelling at a snail's pace on the Autoroute de Soleil with the rest of Belgium), you can enjoy that beach feeling at several open air swimming places in and around Ghent. Read on for where

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