• 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 is one of the most extensive marsh areas along the Scheldt River. It is characterised by open grassy plains, ditches and trenches.Kalkense meersen
    • A marsh is a wetland or low-lying grassland.
    • The symbol of this nature reserve is the black-tailed godwit, an elegant wader that appears in mid-March to brood.
    • The 800-hectare area includes various paved and unpaved roads that you can walk on.
    • To discover the loveliest corners, three walking loops were mapped out in the Kalkense Meersen Route (6, 8 or 9 km, starts at Schellebelle ferry).
    • It is possible that routes are temporarily inaccessible or difficult to navigate due to the Sigma Plan.