• Ghent is a historic city, yet at the same time a contemporary one. The modern daily Gent001 800 x 600
    life of the city’s active inhabitants plays itself out against a gorgeous historical backdrop. In Ghent, they live, work and enjoy life over and over again each day.

    A couple enjoys the peace of an authentic beguinage. Parents and children stroll through the traffic-free streets of the city centre. A tourist snaps a photo of the three towers, as so many have before, but just a little differently. A businessman with an iPhone walks along the distinctive Graslei.

    Dozens of pavement cafes invite you to discover Ghent’s specialities. The sun is reflected in the many waterways.

     

    • This 13th-century inhabited castle is only 3 km from Karels Halte. kasteel laarne 960 720
      It is owned by the non-profit organisation “Royal Association of Historic Residences in Belgium”.
    • While you stroll through the great halls, donjon or chapel, the rich tapestries, candlestands and paintings offer a sense of what life in the castle was like.
    • It is one of the best preserved water fortresses in Belgium.
    • From time to time the castle is adorned with begonias from the Flower Region.