Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Ghent

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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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Ghent:

  1. Gravensteen Castle

    #1 of 13 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  2. St. Bavo's Cathedral

    #2 of 13 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  3. Het Design Museum

    #3 of 13 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  4. Patershol

    #4 of 13 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  5. Museum Dr Guislain

    #5 of 13 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  6. Huis Van Alijn

    #6 of 13 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  7. Museum Of Fine Arts

    #7 of 13 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  8. St. Nicholas Church

    #8 of 13 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  9. Stedelijk Museum Vooractuelekunst

    #9 of 13 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  10. Stam Gent City Museum

    #10 of 13 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ghent
    Stam Gent City Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Architecture

    Address: Godshuizenlaan 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium

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

    There is no single historical factor that influenced Gent more than others. The city has many layers to it’s identity it’s a cultural hotspot, a seaport, a student town and a historical de...Read more

  11. Sint-niklaaskerk

    #11 of 13 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ghent
    Sint-niklaaskerk

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: Cataloni√ęstraat 4, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    Sint-niklaaskerk is one of the most prominent and oldest landmarks of Ghent and its construction is said to have begun in the early 13th century. It was built as a replacement for a Romanesque church ...Read more

  12. Sint-martinuskerk

    #12 of 13 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ghent
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    Tags: Church

    Address: Baarledorpstraat, 9031 Gent, Belgium

  13. Graffiti Street

    #13 of 13 Art and Cultural Attractions in Ghent
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    Tags: Art Gallery

    Address: Werregarenstraat, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

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