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
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
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
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
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
Last updated: 11th March, 2019
About 10 years ago, Tomoko Kaji found herself at the opening night of the budding Japan Square film festival in Ghent. Even though she had heard about the festival from her husband, renowned Japanologist and festival collaborator Luk Van Haute, she didn't know what to expect.
You’ve bought a bike and with the help of our article on cycling in Ghent, you are now a skilled city cyclist. You are ready to explore the world beyond urban cobblestones. Ghent is a city of rivers and so it is no wonder that wherever you go outside of
Meet Pia who came to Ghent to follow her Dutch partner and then brought a piece of Slovenian tradition to this northern country: a prolific vegetable garden!
Like many Slovenians, Pia grew up surrounded by nature and people growing their own vegetables: her grandparents and her parents all tended their vegetable
Latest update: February 2019
When you decide you want to settle down in Ghent, you will probably start looking for a property to buy. With the housing prices in Ghent city growing steadily over the past few years, chances are you have to choose between two options: downsizing from your original
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