Outdoor Activities in Ghent

Outdoor activities in Ghent are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Ghent comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Ghent and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Ghent has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Ghent.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Ghent:

  1. #1 of 39 Outdoors Activities in Ghent
    - Used in 2259 itineraries
    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. #2 of 39 Outdoors Activities in Ghent
    - Used in 1838 itineraries
    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. #3 of 39 Outdoors Activities in Ghent
    - Used in 1767 itineraries
    Graslei And Korenlei

    Tags: River, Boating

    Address: Graslei and Korenlei, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 p...Read more

  4. #4 of 39 Outdoors Activities in Ghent
    - Used in 2164 itineraries
    Belfort Van Gent

    Tags: Landmark, Tower, Specialty Museum, Heritage Building

    Address: Sint-Baafsplein, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

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

    Look up at the very top of this bell tower and you’ll see a dragon. That dragon keeps watch over Ghent and guards the municipal privileges of Ghent that are kept in the secrecy room. As far as t...Read more

  5. #5 of 39 Outdoors Activities in Ghent
    - Used in 1092 itineraries
    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

  6. #6 of 39 Outdoors Activities in Ghent
    - Used in 1300 itineraries
    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. #7 of 39 Outdoors Activities in Ghent
    - Used in 467 itineraries
    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. #8 of 39 Outdoors Activities in Ghent
    - Used in 1352 itineraries
    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. #9 of 39 Outdoors Activities in Ghent
    - Used in 5 itineraries
    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

  10. #10 of 39 Outdoors Activities in Ghent
    - Used in 1 itinerary
    Gildenhuis Vrije Schippers

    Tags: Heritage Building

    Address: Graslei 14, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    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...Read more

  11. #11 of 39 Outdoors Activities in Ghent
    - Used in 3 itineraries
    Soup'r

    Tags: Cafe

    Address: Sint-Niklaasstraat 9, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    Timings: 11:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  12. #12 of 39 Outdoors Activities in Ghent
    - Used in 113 itineraries
    Dreupelkot

    Tags: Bar, Adults

    Address: Groentenmarkt 12, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    If you are on tour of Belgium and roaming around the city of Gent, stop at this bar to enjoy some refreshing drinks. The bar is small but is extremely popular among the locals for its great ambiance a...Read more

  13. #13 of 39 Outdoors Activities in Ghent
    - Used in 1 itinerary
    Ghent Market Hall Image
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    Address: 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville, CA 95441, USA

    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...Read more

  14. #14 of 39 Outdoors Activities in Ghent
    - Used in 3 itineraries
    Funni.be Image
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    Address: Begijnengracht 1, 9000 Gent, Belgium

    Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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    Riquette De Jode

    Zeer mooie kleertjes. Zeer tevreden. En zeer vriendelijk ontvangen

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  15. #15 of 39 Outdoors Activities in Ghent
    - Used in 1 itinerary
    Sportwerk Vlaanderen Image
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    Address: Zuiderlaan 13, 9000 Gent, Belgium

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    Sylvie F

    Werkgever in de sport!

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