Visit Ghent - Best of Ghent

The city of Ghent, is a thriving university town with up to 20% of its population studying at the local college at any one time. You can find a rich cosmopolitan atmosphere with a convivial small town quietness blended happily together. It's considered only second to Paris for architecture and there's a glorious offering of churches and old merchant houses to be found. It's a very tolerant place and tourists are made to feel very welcome.

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The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Ghent

  • Save 7% 2.5-Hour Belgium Beer Tasting Tour in Ghent
    2.5-Hour Belgium Beer Tasting Tour in Ghent7 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins

    For curious beer lovers, Ghent is a lovely city that bears all the needed settings to satisfy your desire for new brewing sen...

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  • Guided Boat Trip in Ghent
    Guided Boat Trip in Ghent9 Reviews

    Duration: 40 Mins

    Enjoy a 40 minute guided boat trip in the historical heart of Ghent with live explanations. Departure is from one of the most...

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  • Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket
    Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    The Belfry - Unesco World Heritage - is one of the world famous three towers of Ghent and a must for anyone who visits this c...

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  • Save 7% Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Ghent
    Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from GhentNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 11 Hrs

    Stand on Messines ridge where the New Zealand Corps launched the attack after the explosion of the 19 mines. You will visit P...

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Facts and Stats for Ghent*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ghent

    Know the pollution level of Ghent before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 52.08 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 23.53 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 51.39 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 36.11 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 9.72 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 29.76 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 40.28 (Moderate)
  • Ghent: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ghent for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ghent.

    • Burglary and Theft 27.13 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 21.28 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 14.36 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 20.74 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 13.33 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 29.44 (Low)
    • Attacks 19.68 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 30.32 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95.65 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 73.94 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 23.94 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10.33 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 38.3 (Low)
  • Living in Ghent - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Ghent is 170.17 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 75.15 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.72 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 44.95 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.97 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 75 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 85.12 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.01 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 92.35 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ghent

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ghent

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.66 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 106.86 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 99.11 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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