Welcome to Ghent, the veggie capital of Europe! Ghent earns that title by having more vegetarian restaurants per capita than any other city. Ghent is also the home of “Donderdag Veggiedag,” which translates to Veggie Thursdays, a means of encouraging less meat consumption by going vegetarian one day a week.
Looking for the perfect ingredient to spice up your meal or make it taste just like it did back home? Sometimes the supermarkets just don’t have what you need, but with our guide to spice shops and specialty food stores in Ghent, perhaps you’ll find what you’ve been missing -
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.
Sometimes as an expat, you want to experience some culture and history in Gent without all the hubbub of the main tourist attractions. For peaceful exploration, I like to visit one of the three beguinages found right in the city. They are calm, quiet, and steeped in history. 1817
The following information describes the registering process to live in Ghent if you're from the US. The requirements can vary from person to person depending on what type of visa you have, what your job is, how long you are staying, etc. I will give you a little preview of