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Top 5 ice cream shops in Ghent

The time is right - in case you haven't noticed, Belgium is experiencing the hottest summer on record. Finally, it is as hot as in Italy and we can properly enjoy a few scoops of ice cream to cool down after a full day of hard work. If you are

Best ways to spend the summer in Ghent

Ghent’s streets, rivers and parks truly come alive during the Belgian summer. Because the winters can be long (oh so long!), it’s even more important to make the most of every day of sunshine we’re treated to. Here’s our guide to some of the best places to spend the summer

Best terrace bars in Ghent

If you’ve spent at least one summer (or even just a sunny weekend) in Ghent you’ll know that the Gentenaars love nothing more than a drink on a terrace. Terrasseizoen is something of a sport here, and isn’t complete without a plate of kaasblokjes (cheese cubes), local Tierenteyn mustard and

Horseback shrimp fishing at Koksijde

horseback shrimp fishing oostduinkerke

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

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

Treasure hunting at the rommelmarkt

rommel, n : 1 mess, shambles: rommel maken make a mess 2 (ondeugdelijke waar) junk, rubbish, trash rommelen, v : 1 rumble, roll: de donder rommelt in de verte - the thunder is rumbling in the distance 2 rummage: in zijn papieren rommelen - shuffle one's papers (Van Dale dictionary)   Rommel is a word that

2018 summer festivals and events in Ghent

The summer holidays are coming up and here is a post dedicated to all kinds of summer festivals and events taking place in June, July and August 2018. There are many things you can do in Ghent during the summer. In this guide we’ll give you suggestions on festivals and

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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