Ghent Tourism, Belgium

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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Facts and Stats for Ghent*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ghent

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

    • Air Pollution 54.76 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 51.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 36.67 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 31.67 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 31.94 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 45 (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 27.78 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 18.06 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.86 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 30.15 (Low)
    • Attacks 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 29.86 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 96.53 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 77.08 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.08 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 36.11 (Low)
  • Living in Ghent - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Ghent is 172.89 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 76.18 (High)
    • Climate Index 89.23 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.68 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 80.81 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 86.46 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.65 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 100.27 (High)
    • 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 12.85 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 112.03 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 104.84 USD

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

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Ghent Tours for you

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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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  • Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Ghent
    Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Ghent New 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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    Ghent and Bruges

    Duration: 9 Hrs

    Here is a perfect opportunity for you to visit two of the most revered cities of Flanders’. You will get to see the bea...

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  • Save 21% Ghent Imperial Treasure of Flanders
    Ghent Imperial Treasure of Flanders

    Duration: 6 Hrs

    Get an offbeat view of the city of Ghent in an exquisite way like never before! The expert guide presiding over the tour will...

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