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

The husband-and-wife team run a cooking school in the cellar where guests learn to make Belgian chocolate. Upstairs, you’ll find three spacious guest rooms—the best of which is the honeymoon suite, with private access to a vine-covered garden.

Restaurants in Ghent

The place to go in town for oysters, with an Art Nouveau glass roof and cast-iron interior that could have been built by Gustave Eiffel.

Things to do in Ghent

Midcentury Modern furniture by such legendary designers as Charles and Ray Eames and Jean Prouvé.