Welcome to Ghent! Whether you came here for your bachelor, masters, PhD or internship, congratulations on making a very good choice. Belgium is a great country and this city in particular has a lot to offer.
My name is Lilas and I used to be an Erasmus student in Ghent.
In this post we share our best tips on how to rent a van in Ghent. An expat is often in temporary need of a van, either when buying new furniture or moving to a new address. We also list a few reasons why you might want to rent a
Looking for a unique way to experience Gent? Stand Up Paddleboarding, or SUP, might just be what you need!
On a sunny Saturday we, the Square.Gent contributors, had a chance to try SUPing in Gent. In this post we share our experience. Read on to find out what it is about,
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,
Elections in Belgium can seem pretty complicated, especially for expats who might struggle with the language barrier. In this post, we’ll give you a taste of how the Belgian political system works, and show you how/if you can vote.
Every 6 years there are municipal and provincial (i.e. East Flanders) elections
Moving to another country means joining a new community but, as expats, we know that sometimes it can be comforting to get in touch with people from our own country. People who speak our language and share the same background, can give us advice, bring us support or simply tell
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 2019. There are many things you can do in Ghent during the summer. In this guide we’ll give you suggestions on festivals and
It must have been the cheese platter that was causing the terrible pain in my sister’s stomach. At least, that’s what we thought. She was attending a conference in Cologne, so we met up with her and her husband for the weekend, but she couldn’t get out of bed the
When I moved to Ghent, I had my goals all sorted out. Step number one – find a comprehensive stationery store. Check. Step number two – locate a well-stocked-yet-off-the-beaten-track spice shop. Checkity check. Step number three – find a bookstore that will quench my never-ending thirst for English classics, fantasy
Find out how to get to the airports in Belgium by car, bus and train and get some money-saving tips. We’ve also created a text snippet that you can send family and friends who you can’t greet at the airport, with instructions on how to get to Ghent from Brussel