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Autumn Gent Festival

OdeGand festival view in Ghent

If you thought that the festival season in Ghent finishes with the close of summer, you have obviously not been living here for long. Gentenaars do not let the seasons define their festival plans. Bridging the gap between the summer festive feeling and the usually rainy Film Fest Gent is

Day Trips from Gent to Animal Parks

Pairi Daiza Giraffe

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! Pairi Daiza Domaine de Cambron, B-7940

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

Day Trips From Gent: Hallerbos, The Blue Forest

Hallerbos_Copyright Rebecca Bramlett

As beautiful as Gent is, do you ever want to escape the hard, gray stone of our city to see something different? What if I told you that with just a day trip, you can visit one of Europe’s most beautiful forests? Hallerbos, “The Blue Forest”, in Halle, Belgium has been

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

Where to live in Ghent

Aerial view of Gent ©STAM

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 int. But how to choose and what on earth are deelgemeenten? Here's our quick

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

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

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