Family and Kids in Ghent

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Ghent? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Ghent, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Ghent.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Ghent for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Gravensteen Castle

    Family and Kids

    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 of the counts overlooks the city like a stolid watcher. Philip of Alsace built the castle of stone in 1180 when he was between Crusades (there used to be three wooden fortifications on the spot bef...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    St. Bavo's Cathedral

    Family and Kids

    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 centuries, including the choir, the radiating chapels, transepts and the tower. The main draw of the church however is the magnificent altarpiece The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. The painting has it&rs...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Graslei And Korenlei

    Family and Kids

    Running along the two sides of the River Leie, these two sister streets are the heart and soul of Ghent. Ever since the Middle Ages, the quays on this street have been the main port in the area. The pretty buildings that line the sides have been with the streets for almost as long there’s a step gable house here, No. 10, that’s the oldest of it’s kind in the world. Every build...Read more
  4. Amazing Ghent attraction for kids
    Patershol

    Family and Kids

    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 a slum in the 19th century. In the 20th century it was renovated and is now one of the chicest and most charming neighbourhoods in the city. The houses here dater from the 12th century; and you&rsq...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Huis Van Alijn

    Family and Kids

    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 many-Earths theory was true and the inhabitants of the people from different versions of the same house are represented here. There are vintage TVs, wedding gowns, old cashier boxes, antique furnitu...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Ghent
    Museum Of Fine Arts

    Family and Kids

    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 from the Renaissance; the Netherland Baroque and Realism; and neo-classism, romanticism, expressionism and surrealism. Of course, there’s a smattering of contemporary art too. This variety n...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    St. Nicholas Church

    Family and Kids

    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 the belfry of Gent was built, the church tower, unusual for having been built over the nave rather than the front, used the be the city’s watchtower. Together with the belfry and St. Bavo&rsqu...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Sint-niklaaskerk

    Family and Kids

    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 that was present on this site earlier. This Roman Catholic Church used blue-grey stone from the Tournai area and was popular amongst the guilds who used to carry out their business nearby. The cent...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Ghent Market Hall Image
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    Family and Kids

    In the location of Ghent, Belgium, the Ghent Market Hall is a unique building which will surely catch your attention. The place has become a preferred meeting place of the local people as they may sit there together and enjoy a meal as the place features a restaurant. Especially during the festival of Christmas, the Francis Ford Coppola Winery becomes a vibrant Christmas market. People of e age...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Soup'r

    Family and Kids

    Who doesn’t like a hot soup on a winter evening! So, if you want to taste the delicious Belgian flavours of soup, come to Soup’r- the soup bar. Check the menu and select the soup you like along with some bread and butter, and you will want to visit this soup bar again and again. You will also get the sauce and extra spices totally free with your soup. The green curry soup is the spe...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Gildenhuis Vrije Schippers

    Family and Kids

    The city of Gent houses many historical buildings, and if you are also on a historical tour of the city, you should pay a visit to Gildenhuis van de Vrije Schippers. Located on the eastern side of the Leie, this historic building is one of the best preserved Guild houses in the country. The building was originally owned by the miller’s guild and later it was purchased by Free skippers in ...Read more