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Gent overview

Gent is a friendly place, distinct for its historical sites and museums, and known for its castle and shops. You'll find a wide variety of bar and cafe choices. Take in some of the area's local culture at Ghent Cloth Hall and House of Alijn. Head to Ghent Town Hall and Belfry of Ghent to make some memories. If you're looking for a family-friendly getaway, Gent is for you.

Where to stay in Gent

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Gent has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Gent with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Gent hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Gent hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Gent

Fly in to Antwerp (ANR-Antwerp Intl.), 32.9 mi (52.9 km) from central Gent. Brussels (BRU-Brussels - National) is the next closest major airport, 34.8 mi (55.9 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Ghent-Dampoort Station
  • • Ghent Sint Pieters Station

What to see around Gent

Fun activities in the area include these attractions:
  • • Van Eyck Swimming Pool
  • • Cycling Along Brooks and Meanders Trail
  • • Rodeland Bicycle Trail 1
  • • Rodeland Bicycle Trail 2
  • • De Lieve Vertelt Bicycle Trail
Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • World of Kina: The Garden
  • • Ghent University Botanical Garden
The area's local highlights include its museums and places like:
  • • Ghent Cloth Hall
  • • House of Alijn
  • • Arnold Vander Haeghen Museum
  • • Design Museum Ghent
  • • Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture
Memorable for its castle, historical sites and these top landmarks to visit:
  • • Masons' Guild Hall
  • • Court of Ryhove
  • • Castle of Gerald the Devil
  • • Episcopal Palace
  • • Hotel d'Hane Steenhuyse
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window shopping, here are some favourite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Ghent Christmas Market
  • • Langemunt Shopping Center
  • • Great Butchers' Hall
  • • Old Fish Market
  • • Ghent South Shopping Center
Some highlights of the area include:
  • • Ghent Town Hall
  • • Belfry of Ghent
  • • Royal Dutch Theatre
  • • Achtersikkel
  • • Saint Bavo Cathedral

When to visit Gent

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when the best time to visit is. Here are the seasonal trends to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 10°C day, 1°C night
  • April-June: 20°C day, 5°C night
  • July-September: 22°C day, 12°C night
  • October-December: 16°C day, 4°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 6 cm
  • April-June: 4 cm
  • July-September: 7 cm
  • October-December: 9 cm
  • Historical sites
  • Romantic
  • Dining
  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Bar
  • Family-friendly