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The Belgian city Ghent is situated at the confluence of the Scheldt and Leia rivers, approximately 55 kilometers from Brussels. Population reaches up to 250 thousand. Gent is situated on an area of approximately 156 km2. This port is the administrative center of the Flemish province of East Flanders. Medieval walls, architectural treasures, canals, all this and much more you can enjoy in Ghent.
In Ghent, we offer a wide range of accommodation. In addition to the luxury hotels that belong to worldwide hotel chains such as Marriott, NH - NH Gent Sint Pieters, Best Western Residence Cour St Georges, we have many cozy and affordable hotels, guesthouses, apartments and hostels. Most accommodation is located in the center of town near landmarks and attractions such as St Bavo's Cathedral (St-Baafskathedraal), the Design Museum (Design Museum), Belfry (Belfort) and Town Hall (Stadhuis). Very popular location is also Graslei waterfront, where you can find guild houses from the 12th century. If you are traveling by train or car, we can offer you accommodation nearby the train station Gent-Sint-Pieters or Gent-Dampoort or highways E40 and E17. In our offer you can also find apartments suitable for both individual clients and also for larger groups or families with children. There are small studios, multiple bedroom apartments and lofts as well. Clients, that are seeking The most popular accommodation in the city is for example ibis Gent Centrum Opera, Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof, Ghent Marriott Hotel, Gent Centrum Novotel, Holiday Inn Gent Expo or Aparthotel Castelnou.
According to historical and archaeological evidence was the area inhabited as early as in the Stone Age. The Romans conquered this place until the 5th century. An important role in the history played St. Amadeus, who was a missionary and a former nobleman, he founded two of the Abbeys in Ghent. Because of the Abbeys, Ghent has become a safe and popular place for life. Population then grew, also there increased a number of traders from abroad. Between 879 and 883, Vikings repeatedly plundered the town and also both Abbeys. Later, a fortress was built to protect the town and gradually people began to settle along the rivers Scheldt and Leia. Gent has become very important due to its production of cloth, that was exported to Germany, France and North Africa. In 1180, count Philip Alsace rebuilt the wooden fortress to stone castle. Another important personality was the English King Edward III., who became King of France on the occasion of his invitation to Ghent in 1340. Ghent is also a birthplace of Charles V, who later became Holy Roman Emperor. In 1584, there was officially declared Catholicism as the main religion. 18th and 19th centuries were years of industrial development of Ghent.
The nearest airport is in Brussels, approx. 55 km away. The most common way how to get from European cities to Ghent is by train. There are direct train connections from Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp and Lille. In Ghent, you can find two train stations - Gent-Dampoort and Gent-Sint-Pieters. From Brussels, you can get to Ghent also by car, the journey takes about 40 minutes. If you go to Ghent by bus, you can use two major bus companies - Eurolines or Megabus. These companies operate buses going to London, Amsterdam, Paris and Cologne. For the transport around the city you can use trams, trolleybuses, buses or taxis. Very popular s also to travel a bicycle.
Ghent is a beautiful, historic town, offering visitors many sights and interesting places to visit. Romantic experience is a walk on an embankment Graslei along the canal, where you can admire old guild houses originating from the 12th century. Another nice place is Bridge St. Michel offering views of the three towers of Ghent - St. Bavo (St-Baafskathedraal) belfry (Belfort) and the church Nicholas (St-Niklaaskerk). In Gent, you can also find a large number of museums, for example Psychiatry Museum, the Museum of Industry and Textiles and Design Museum. Other important buildings are the Town Hall (Stadhuis), Gravensteen Castle and Church of Sv. Anny. Belgium is well known for its production of chocolate or also beers. In Ghent, you can visit many renowned restaurants, bars and pubs. We can recommend the brasserie or Bierhuis also de Trollekelder.
Ghent is a home to two football clubs - K.A.A. Gent and KRC Gent-Zeehaven. Each year the city hosts the prestigious cycling race Six Days of Flanders. The largest sports facility in the town is Flanders Sports Arena.
Ghent is associated with various celebrities. We can for example mention painters Jan van Eyck or Caspar de Crayer, writers Frans de Potter or Jans de Franc Willems, athlete Cédric Van Branteghem, cyclist Bradley Wiggins or football player Kevin De Bruyne.
Nieuwebosstraat 1, Ghent - Show on map
(0.8 km from center )
Parkhotel is a fully renovated and modern hotel at walking distance from the historic city centre. Stay in a quiet neighborhood across from the Sint-Anna Park and enjoy the comfort of this accommodation.
Onderstraat 33, Ghent - Show on map
(0.3 km from center )
Situated 700 metres from Ghent Christmas Market, Snooz Ap Holiday & Business Flats features accommodation and free WiFi in Ghent. All units come with a living room, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen and a private bathroom.
Koningin Elisabethlaan 3, Ghent - Show on map
(1.9 km from center )
Situated in a residential area in Ghent, this hotel benefits from a convenient location a 2-minute walk from Saint Peter's Train Station and a 15-minute walk from the historical centre. Best Western Hotel Chamade offers bicycle and car rental services, a bar and free Wi-Fi access.
Kasteellaan 51, Ghent - Show on map
(1.0 km from center )
Set in a residential area a 10-minute walk from the historical centre of Ghent, The Aparthotel Castelnou offers spacious accommodation, an on-site à la carte restaurant and a garden terrace. WiFi is available for free and guests can rent bicycles to explore the surroundings.
Universiteitstraat 13, Ghent - Show on map
(0.2 km from center )
Centrally located in the historical heart of Ghent, the 13 O'clock Hostel includes accommodation units with access to wireless internet free of charge. The hostel is situated less than 5-minutes walk from the shopping district, the Saint Bavo Cathedral and the Belfry of Ghent.
16 Graslei, Ghent - Show on map
(0.3 km from center )
Boutique hotel 1898 The Post offers accommodation in an iconic, historical building in the heart of Ghent. It is situated in the former post office.
Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein 9, Ghent - Show on map
(2.0 km from center )
Right across from Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station, the family-run Hotel Castel offers a beer house, sauna facilities and good transport connections into the city centre. Free WiFi is available in all areas.
Korenlei, Ghent - Show on map
(0.5 km from center )
The elegant Ghent Marriott combines historic charm with modern design. This hotel overlooks the famous Korenlei on the bank of the Lys River and boasts an unusual lobby, a fitness centre and free WiFi.
Vijfwindgatenstraat 19, Ghent - Show on map
(1.1 km from center )
Charme Hotel Hancelot is located in a former baron’s town house with elegant décor, only a 15-minute walk from the Belfort. It benefits from free Wi-Fi, a fitness centre as well as a meeting room.
Hoogstraat 36, Ghent - Show on map
(0.7 km from center )
Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof renovated rooms and public areas in October 2018. The hotel is situated in Gent, only 500 metres from the historical city centre.
Penitentenstraat 33, Ghent - Show on map
(0.6 km from center )
Place 2 stay offers modern studios in the centre of Ghent only 200 metres from Vrijdagmarkt. They each feature a seating area with flat-screen cable TV and free wireless hotspot.
Ter Platen 60, Ghent - Show on map
(1.6 km from center )
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Studio Edville Centre Ghent is situated in Ghent, 400 metres from Muinkpark. All units have a seating area.
Akkerhage 2, Ghent - Show on map
(3.7 km from center )
Holiday Inn Express offers spacious rooms with free breakfast and WiFi near the E17 motorway. It is 4 km from the medieval city centre of Ghent.
Hoornstraat 13, Ghent - Show on map
(0.3 km from center )
Cap's House offers spacious accommodation in Ghent with a hot tub, 300 metres from Ghent Christmas Market and 200 metres from St. Nicholas' Church.
Kwaadham 52, Ghent - Show on map
(0.4 km from center )
Located in Ghent's city centre above a pianoshop with small concert hall, Quatre Mains Klaviercentrum features a terrace and offers rooms with private bathroom and free WiFi. Rooms at Quatre Mains Klaviercentrum come with wooden floors, seating area, a work desk, cable TV and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower.
Poel 1-2, Ghent - Show on map
(0.5 km from center )
Located right in Ghent's historical city centre, Hotel de Flandre is set in a historical 18th-century townhouse and features a terrace and an on-site cocktail lounge and bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire hotel.
Maaltekouter 3, Ghent - Show on map
(4.0 km from center )
Holiday Inn Gent Expo offers a convenient location next to Flanders Expo and Ikea Ghent, providing a restaurant and a bar, a fitness centre and free wired and wireless internet throughout the hotel. Each room comes with its own private bathroom.
jacob van arteveldestraat 1, Ghent - Show on map
(2.4 km from center )
Complete with a garden, Behome Gent is located in Ghent, 3.1 km from Ghent Christmas Market and 2.
Onderbergen 15, Ghent - Show on map
(0.4 km from center )
Set within 6 km of Ghent Christmas Market, Room&Moor in Ghent provides a terrace, as well as free WiFi. In a prime location in the Elisabethbegijnhof-Papegaai district, this hotel is situated 400 metres from Graslei and Korenlei Ghent.
Gordunakaai 59, Ghent - Show on map
(1.8 km from center )
Europahotel is located along Leie River in Ghent, a 12-minute walk from Saint Peter's Train Station and a 10-minute drive from the historical city centre with the Belfry of Ghent and the shopping district. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire property.