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In the footsteps of striking women

From Margaret and Mary to Sidonia and Virginia …. All of them outstanding Ghent ladies!

Throughout the centuries women have left their mark on Ghent in different ways and areas.

More about this tour

All around the world, women have always fought for their emancipation and this was not any different in Ghent. Join us in exploring the streets of the city in order to discover the foot steps of striking women, from the Maid of Ghent to the Maid of Borremans and from the women around Emperor Charles to the women of Maurice Maeterlinck. Who does not know Vina Bouvy and Hélène Maréchal yet? Which obstacles did they have to face and what drove them to keep going and to contribute to change the history of Ghent? Discover their statues, their personal stories and their legacy.

Practical information
  • Entrance fees
  • Closed on Wednesdays
  • Start and finish at the museum
Meeting point Entry town hall, Botermarkt
Point of arrival
Languages Dutch, French, English, German, Italian, Gents
Price from € 115
Duration 2 h