Walking through the historical city center of Ghent is like traveling in time: you constantly zip back and forth across the centuries, without ever feeling out of place.
The impressive Castle of the Counts is unique: every stone breathes history and every room seems to fire your imagination. The Mystic Lamb, the world-famous 15th century masterpiece, hides many mysteries: the theft of one of its volets, ‘De Rechtvaardige Rechters’ (The Fair Judges) has never been solved. Ghent has many prominent museums. The S.M.A.K. is probably the best known and the most notorious one. But you have to meet the unique digital monk who will guide you through St Peter’s Abbey. You simply have to indulge in the wonderful nostalgia in the Alijn House. And at last but not least you must see the impressive collection of the Museum of Fine Arts and the magnificent art nouveau collection in the Design Museum.
Beautiful as it is by day the city of Ghent is born again by nightfall thanks to the magnificent and carefully sophisticated lighting that submerges the city center and its houses and monuments in an entrancing atmosphere, providing you with one enchanting snapshot after another. The three Michelin stars Ghent was awarded for its lighting prove it: if you do not spend at least one night in Ghent, you have not actually seen it. Amidst this breathtaking scenery the town is bursting with social and cultural nightlife. The young consider Ghent to be one of the hottest towns in Europe. And as you know, youthfulness is of all ages.