Ghent breathes history but is also brimming with culture and modern city life. The city’s highlights include the Mystic Lamb, the acclaimed lighting plan which illuminates the buildings in a magical way after sunset, the Light Festival which takes place every three years (the next edition is in 2018), the Ghent Festivities and the largest range of veggie offerings in Europe. Not yet convinced? Ghent’s history, art, wonderful architecture, water, rock ’n roll top gastronomy and joie de vivre are sure to win you over. The city also makes every effort to ensure that visitors enjoy their stay, including the thousands of students who provide Ghent with a fresh young vibe every academic year. For example, you can discover an alternative side to Ghent with the ‘Sorry, not sorry street art map Gent’ which takes you on a cycling or walking tour of the city’s graffiti. Moreover, Lonely Planet has called Ghent ‘Europe’s best kept secret’ and a must-see destination, and National Geographic Traveler Magazine has listed the city as the most authentic historic city in the world and full of life.
Source: Visit Gent