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Guided tours

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

Ready for a dive into Ghent’s past? You will be amazed by the fascinating history, art and culture. Combine the tour with a visit to the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.

Walk along the nicest locations in the historic heart of the city. The Ghent guide will cheer up the atmosphere with his humour and enthusiasm.

Visit the belvedere of the Book Tower and soak up the atmosphere of this fascinating university quarter during the walk that follows. Nowhere else in Ghent is the dialogue between science, knowledge, religion and art more intense than at the highest point of the city, Monte Blandinium

Our guide will explore, together with you and your family, the medieval city centre. The best way to discover Ghent.

For some it is art, for others it is rubbish. What is the policy of the city with regard to graffiti? Learn everything about ‘tags’ and ‘pieces’ and leave your own signature.

Our guide takes you on an adventure through the heart of the city. The ideal way to experience the city through children’s eyes.

Enter the Saint-Nicolas church, watch a magical light spectacle projected on all walls and vaults and discover afterwards the traces of Van Eyck in Ghent with a guide.


You will discover the true story of one of the world’s most coveted works of art

Ghent Flower Show 2022: 'My paradise, my worldly garden'. From 29 April 2022 until 8 May 2022. 

Ghent Flower Show 2022: 'My paradise, my worldly garden' A special program for people with reduced mobility or wheelchair users. From 29 April 2022 until 8 May 2022.

Our guide takes you along the most beautiful spots in the historic heart. Including a visit to the Cloth Hall and the Belfry, symbols of liberty and economic power of the medieval city.

A guide takes you along the most beautiful spots in the historic centre. During this tour you will also savour some local delicacies.

Discover with our guide the treasures of the historic centre. You’ll be amazed by the fascinating history, art and culture.

Join us for a walk through the “Patershol” (“Cavern of the Fathers”) and Prince’s Court, two beautiful districts where the medieval soul of Ghent is still alive.

What did Ghent look like in the 15th century during the reign of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy? Who was alderman Joos Vijd and why did he commission such an expensive altarpiece from the brothers Van Eyck? Where did he get the money from?

Ghent, February 24, 1500. A proud town celebrates the birth of her most famous resident: the Emperor Charles V, one of the most powerful monarchs ever in European history. Forty years later love has come to an end. Find out about the love-hate relationship between the Ghent people and their emperor.

The Castle of the Counts was once the pride of the Counts of Flanders. Do come in and plunge into the past!

The Castle of Counts in Ghent was once the pride of the Count of Flanders. Take a leap into the past ... both in the castle itself and in its surroundings.

How did a medieval count show his powerr? By means of a fortress of course! The Ghent Counts’ Castle was once the pride of the Counts of Flanders. Our guide will bring the past to life for the little ones!

Opening in March 2017 De Krook has been shortlisted ever so often as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. The library at the Ghent South is a real gem of design….and so much more!