Ghent Travel Guide

Articles about Ghent

By Heather Smith MacIsaac
Unless you are a diamond dealer on business flying from New York, you are likely to arrive in Antwerp, as I did, by rail. Likely too you will be traveling via a larger city, because Antwerp—as opposed to Paris or Amsterdam or London, from which it...
By Sean Rocha
Its flemish sisters antwerp and Bruges may be better known, but the town of Ghent, a 30-mile drive northwest of Brussels, has the best of both worlds: stylish new restaurants, bars, and boutiques that compete with Antwerp’s line centuries-old cobb...
By Maria Shollenbarger
Day 1: Amsterdam to the Hague (40 miles) Set out from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, following the signs for the A2 to Utrecht. The passing countryside (dikes; pitched-roof farmhouses; windmills) bears a striking resemblance to those Jacob van Ru...

Hotels in Ghent

This lovely B&B is comprised of four enormous rooms in a former mansion.

Restaurants in Ghent

Opposite the towering St. Nicholas church, you'll find this Michelin-starred restaurant where the nine-course seasonal menu of local specialties such as grilled herring and beef carpaccio with clams is lighter than it sounds.

Things to do in Ghent

Caroline Naudts was so taken with Belgium's emerging fashion scene that she opened this boutique to showcase innovative designers such as Ann Demeulemeester and Dries Van Noten.