Ghent is a city located in the Flemish region in Belgium. Ghent has a really good economy because of its port – which is the third largest in Belgium. It is also a town which attracts many tourisms thanks to its historic buildings. Ghent is a lively and welcoming city.
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In Ghent, there are many “Pubs” and clubs. If you would want, you could visit a different pub every day for almost a year! Ghent is also a student city so there is a really good atmosphere. But do not be worry, when it is the week-end, there is always the same atmosphere.
If you like shopping, Ghent may be a good town for you. You have to know that the shop hours are 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. On Sundays and during the vacation the shops are closed. Ghent offers really a wide variety of shops.
For instance if you have to go to only place, go to Velderstraat and Volderstraat. There are a lot of streets and they constitute the main shopping streets of Ghent. So do not forget to pass by this place during your stay in Ghent.
Ghent is really an old city, so you can be sure to find some historical buildings. These are some examples of famous buildings:
Belfry: one of the three medieval towers which give you an amazing view on the old city center of Ghent.
Sint-Niklaas church: is one of the oldest buildings in Ghent and it was built in a very particular gothic style. You can not compare this style with the styles we have now.
University: one of the best universities in Belgium. It was ranked many times as the best university in some fields.
Gravensteen: is a famous castle in Ghent from the Middle Ages. The name has a meaning, it means: “castle of the count”. There is a medieval torture museum inside this castle. If you like things related to the medieval times, you are going to love this castle!
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hours
If you want to travel in Ghent, you can use different kinds of public transportation: the most popular is the tram because it passes through the whole city. Just after the buses and of course, you can find many taxi’s.
The weather in Ghent is quite cold because of the Oceanic climate. The average temperature along the year is between 5 and 15 degrees. But in summer, the temperature range from 15 to 25 degrees.
Welcome to Ghent
Welcome to Ghent – The city of History