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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  • Save 8% 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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  • Save 8% Belgium Beer Tasting Tour in Ghent
    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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  • 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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  • Save 20% Ghent and Bruges
    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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Facts and Stats for Ghent*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ghent

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

    • Air Pollution 54.35 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.41 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 38.24 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.82 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.82 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 42.65 (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 26.83 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 19.51 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 13.41 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 18.29 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 11.54 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 27.56 (Low)
    • Attacks 18.29 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 29.27 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 96.95 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 76.22 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 24.39 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10.37 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 35.98 (Low)
  • Living in Ghent - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Ghent is 171.08 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 76.75 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.62 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.97 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.51 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 87.01 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.15 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 94.49 (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 12.94 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.03 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 109.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 99.97 USD

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

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