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Guided tours

The Guides of Ghent offer a wide range of guided tours. Select your tour and book your guide.

The Leie river curves back and forth between Ghent and Deinze. The meadows, polders and picturesque villages in this very scenic valley make up a magnificent nature reserve. Are you ready to enjoy it?

On this 12-kilometre bike tour you will meet the most beautiful religious heritage sites of Ghent.

Once night falls over Ghent, you have the impression to be in a completely different city. Allow yourself to be enchanted by fairy-like views and get lost in the romantically illuminated little streets.

Once upon a time-750 years ago in Ghent-the beguinage Our Lady Ter Hoye! This unique site is on the Unesco World Heritage list and is one of the best preserved and attractive beguinages of the thirteenth century.

Just outside the centre of Ghent you will find the “Groot Begijnhof van Sint-Amandsberg”, a special place where time seems to have come to a standstill. Join the guide on a walk through a 19th century ‘town within a town “, an oasis of quiet on sacred soil.

The Old Beguinage Sint-Elisabeth is to be found in the north-western corner of Ghent, in the Rabot neighbourhood. The stone wall around the beguinage has disappeared, but the extraordinary atmosphere remains.

During the First World War Ghent was occupied by the German army. Discover how the city and its inhabitants tried to live on. Smuggling e.g. was a simple but dangerous way to survive.

May 23 1940: Ghent falls into the hands of the German soldiers. A war mayor is appointed. What’s the impact of war on the daily lives of the inhabitants? What exactly was the German oppression? Meet the victims and heroes of the violence of war.

Wondering why the third son of king Edward III is called John of Gaunt? Has this “Gaunt” anything to do with Ghent? Well, yes! His godfather was the famous Ghentian merchant and politician Jacob van Artevelde, who more or less saved the city from ruin around 1340. Discover the city of merchants who were rich enough to be friends with the English king, and with many more.

Plunge into the turbulent sixteenth century, when protestantism raged against the Catholic Church. Our guide will tell you about stake burnings and executions, about the critical Chambers of Rhetoric, but also about the Pacification of Ghent, the treaty signed in the gorgeous Town Hall.

Ghent was the biggest industrial Flemish town in the 19th century, but the living conditions of the labourers were often appalling. They were tightly-housed and underpaid. The onset of the social revolution….

Explore the Zuid-site. This forgotten Ghent neighbourhood on the “Waalse Krook“ is now very much alive thanks to the brandnew library De Krook.