Art and Cultural Attractions in Ghent

Ghent Art and Cultural Activities

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Ghent is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Ghent a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Ghent.

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  • Gravensteen Castle

    #1 of 10 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Ghent
    Gravensteen Castle

    Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Sint-Veerleplein 11, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:15 pm Details

    Indomitable. That’s the first word in my head when I look at Gravensteen. With two metre thick walls, a medieval moat, a time worn look and a prominent position on the Ghent skyline, the castle ...Read more

  • St. Bavo's Cathedral

    #2 of 10 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Ghent
    St. Bavo's Cathedral

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site

    Address: Sint-Baafsplein, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    In the crypt of this classic Gothic church you’ll find the Romanesque remains of the chapel around which the cathedral was built. Most of what you see was built through the 14th–16th centu...Read more

  • Het Design Museum

    #3 of 10 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Ghent
    Het Design Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum, Exhibition

    Address: Jan Breydelstraat 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Set inside a Flemish Bourgeois building, this museum was opened in 1992. The inner courtyard of the building faces an 18th century facade. The oldest collections comprise of 17th and 18th century inte...Read more

  • Patershol

    #4 of 10 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Ghent
    Patershol

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Walking Area, Historical Site

    Address: Corduwaniersstraat, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Another historical neighbourhood, Patershol has been around for a while. It was a major cultural and religious centre in the Middle Ages, becoming a fashionable hangout during the modern era and then ...Read more

  • Museum Dr Guislain

    #5 of 10 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Ghent
    Museum Dr Guislain

    Tags: Art Gallery, Museum, History Museum, Photo Gallery

    Address: Jozef Guislainstraat 43, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This is not the most standard of visits Belgium’s oldest psychiatric hospital. And while you might be thinking of creepy hauntings or stuff, the museum’s actually got decent exhibits on: a...Read more

  • Huis Van Alijn

    #6 of 10 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Ghent
    Huis Van Alijn

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Off Beaten Path, Specialty Museum

    Address: Kraanlei 65, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This is one of the weirdest museum’s you’ll ever visit. It’s basically a house an almshouse that’s supposed to send you back in time. What it actually looks like is as if the m...Read more

  • Museum Of Fine Arts

    #7 of 10 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Ghent
    Museum Of Fine Arts

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Heritage Building

    Address: FernandScribedreef 1, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    While the museum focuses on Flemish Art, there is quite a bit of extra regional artistic representation here too. There are a large number of sculptures; an extensive Medieval Ages collection; artwork...Read more

  • St. Nicholas Church

    #8 of 10 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Ghent
    St. Nicholas Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Cataloniestraat, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This church practically hits you with its domineering presence. It’s bold, big, solemn and impossible to miss. It was built over an earlier Romanesque church that stood in the same spot. Until t...Read more

  • Stedelijk Museum Vooractuelekunst

    #9 of 10 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Ghent
    Stedelijk Museum Vooractuelekunst

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum

    Address: Citadelpark 0, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    A new contemporary arts museum that hosts both national and international exhibits, the museum is quickly becoming a favourite of a the city. It’s exhibits are nown for being unexpected and dari...Read more

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