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Ghent History Tour

A walk through the historical centre between the rivers Scheldt and Lys

Imagine: you have just arrived in town and have no idea where to go first. Sounds familiar? Not in Ghent! The Ghent Guides are ready to show you the way. They’ll entertain you with fascinating stories, golden recommendations and valuable inside information


Also looking for the mouth of the Lys in the Scheldt? Want to know why Ghent has no Grand Place? Are you curious to find out why the Count of Flanders constructed his castle just outside the historical city center? This tour will take about 2 hours to discover the historical city centre by foot. Expect small historical stories, nice anecdotes and practical information. During our walk we will pass by the City Hall, Townhall, Castle of the Counts, Groentenmarkt and the Old Port.

The tour will be in two languages: English/Dutch. The price includes a visit to the Townhall (weekdays, upon approval of the Ghent city authorities) or Cathedral (weekends).

Practical information
  • April: on Saturday and Sunday at 14:00 h
  • May – September: daily at 14:00 h
  • October – March: on Saturday at 14:00 h
  • No Ghent History Tour during the Gentse Feesten (Ghent Festivities, 17/07/2020 - 26/07/2020)
  • Price: presale online until 13:00 h: € 8 (€ 6 <26y. >65y.)
  • On site from 13:00 h: € 10 (€ 8 <26y. >65y.)
Meeting point Tourist Information Center, Veerleplein
Point of arrival
Languages Dutch, English
Price from € 8
Duration 2 h