Ghent is a historic city, yet at the same time a contemporary one. The modern daily life of the city’s active inhabitants plays itself out against a gorgeous historical backdrop. In Ghent, they live, work and enjoy life over and over again each day.
A couple enjoys the peace of an authentic beguinage. Parents and
children stroll through the traffic-free streets of the city
centre. A tourist snaps a photo of the three towers, as so many
have before, but just a little differently. A businessman with an
iPhone walks along the distinctive Graslei, crosses the Leie and
enters his stylish four-star hotel hiding behind a medieval facade.
Dozens of pavement cafes invite you to discover Ghent’s
specialities. The sun is reflected in the many waterways. The city
is alive and bids you welcome.