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Ghent is a city that is located in the Flemish Region of Belgium. This is one of Europe's greatest discoveries, it is small enough to feel right at home but vibrant and exciting enough to keep you entertained no matter what time of year. Ghent is filled with a ton of hidden gems that can only be discovered and experienced once you visit this amazing place.

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Why visit Ghent?

  • It is a perfect blend between comfort of living and history, this city has so much to offer!
  • Ghent boasts natural reserves like Bourgoven-Ossemeersen which are perfect escapes!
  • This city is an architectural masterpiece, it can only be seen to be understood!
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Time Zone:
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The best time to visit Ghent is from May to September, when the weather is good and there are various events being held. Monsoon showers are persistent during the spring and autumn months (March-May & September-November).

The most spoken language in Ghent is Dutch (Flemish). The second most spoken language is English (preferably with tourists). French and German are also spoken and understood in certain areas of this city.

  • The centre of Ghent is the largest carfree area in Belgium.
  • People from Ghent are called rope bearers as they seriously rebelled against the regime of the Roman Emperor and Spanish King back in 1539.
  • This city is considered to be the best kept secret of Europe, but that is not the case now since everyone has discovered this majestic city.

Ghent is one of the best paces in Europe for culture, its architecture especially along the scenic Graslei harbour, as well as the grand medieval cathedrals and the Gravensteen castle are all major attractions. And if the buldings and sight-seeing is becoming too much, there will sure be a bar and coffee shop that will provide you with a well deserved break before you head along to see what more this hidden gem has to offer.

The people in Ghent take their food seriously, this place is filled with delicious tastes and flavours which is something this city is known for. Bakeries would usually sell a donut-shaped bun that is called a mastel, which is a traditional bun eaten and enjoyed by locals. The many famous restaurants that are in this city include Volta, JEF, De Vitrine, and Guido Meersschaut.

The people of Ghent are predominantly Catholic, this could be the reason behind there not being as many interactions that is witnessed on the street. They are a very conservative group of people but they are also considered to be the nicest by travellers.

Ghent is a fairly safe place, although you need to remain aware of your surroundings, as petty crime does occur from time-to-time. Tourists have mentioned that this is an extremly safe place, with friendly people and amazing sights.

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About Ghent

Brussels Airport had more than 23 million passengers that arrived or departed from Brussels Airport, which made it the 21st busiest airport in Europe.

Food and drink

The restaurants that can be found in the airport include AMO, Belgorama, Black Pearls, Blend in Brussels, Grabandfly, Helixir Smoothies Bar, Leffe Bar, Panos, Rouge, Sports Bar, Starbucks and Quick.

Currency Exchange

Travelex exchange offices are located at the airport.

Lost luggage

In the case of any lost luggage, you should contact your airline's handling agent. Or for additional information you can go to the information desk that is situated within the airport.

Airport Hotels

The hotels that are situated near the airport include Bando Brussels Airport Apartments, Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel, Novotel Brussel Airport, and Crowne Plaza Hotel Brussel Airport.

Airport hub

Brussels Airport (Bru) is a hub for many airlines, a few of them including British Airways, Emirates, Jetflyair, Qatar Airways, and Turkish Airlines.

Car Hire

The main car hire offices within the airport are Hertz, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Sixt Rent-A-Car, and Thrifty car rental.

The information on this page is correct as of January 2016. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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