The Wereld van Kina (The World of Kina) is a two-part nature museum for children and teens consisting of a house and a garden at separate locations. Kina stands for kinderen (children) and natuur (nature) and the hands-on exhibits are great for engaging kids.
There is a new building in Gent that stands out among the rest, perhaps as obviously as I feel I stand out as an American in a crowd of Gentenaars! Sitting in the shadows of the famous stone Gothic towers, its glass and dark metal shines within the city’s skyline
Are you looking to get out of the city center and spend a day with some animals? Here’s an inspiring list of great zoos and animal parks in Belgium, including some right here in Gent, to get you outside and in touch with the animal kingdom!
Domaine de Cambron, B-7940
Have you ever wished you could climb up one of the towers of Ghent at night and get closer to the starry skies? It turns out, you can.
On top of the Blandijnberg, in the Plateau-building of the University of Ghent, lies a hidden treasure: a fully-equipped 19th century observatory and
As mentioned in our previous post, About Basic Education (Basisonderwijs) in Gent, new residents in Belgium must enroll their school-aged children in school within sixty days of completing their national registration. This article describes how to find and enroll in Pre-Primary and Primary schools in Gent.
Factors Expat Families Consider when
Photo courtesy of the International School Ghent.
For expats with children, finding and enrolling in schools is one of the highest priorities when arriving in Gent. Not only is it a personal priority, it is also a legal requirement. New residents in Belgium must enroll their children (from age 6 until
If you are familiar with the Lithuanian expression 'as calm as a Belgian' and have ever wondered how that would look like, you can see it live at an unusual coastal heritage event - shrimp fishing from a horseback. This traditional type of coastal fishing is said to be the
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
When I first heard about Gentse Feesten, it was described to me as a mega-festival with partying and drinking alcohol until the early morning hours, every night, for 10 days. While it sounded fun for the (much younger than me) Gentenaar who was describing it, I found it hard to
There are many things to do in Gent with kids (see our three-part series of articles on that starting here). However, if you are looking for a change of scenery, consider a day trip to Antwerp! Here I will share some child-friendly things to do in Antwerp that I promise