Excellent textile factories have made Ghent internationally famous. Gorgeous fabrics, which have been produced in the city during several hundred years, are exceptionally valued by many famous fashion designers. One of the major talents of local people is the production of quality wool and delicate lace. Products made of local fabrics will become a great gift or a memorable souvenir.
Every traveler should definitely make a walk through the historic center of the city. The district has retained numerous old buildings and beautiful squares. This district of Ghent is closed to cars,...
Local people are distinguished by love to nature and, in particular, to flowers. Ghent is surrounded by beautiful flower fields and the streets of the city are literally drowning in colorful fragrant flower beds. Flower Show is one of major national holidays of Ghent. This celebration is held only one time in 5 years. During the festival the city hosts colorful parades. Here are opened flower fair trades, and for a few days Ghent simply dives into the atmosphere of triumph and euphoria. Quite a notable fact - during the holiday not only local people have fun, but also thousands of tourists learn successfully local songs and dances. The hospitality and friendliness of local people still do Ghent Bole charming and cozy town.
Travelers are highly advised to visit the city during the days of 'Ghent Festival’, which is the biggest celebration of its kind in Europe. The venue of the festival is the central square of Ghent. Here take place all major activities. The main event of the holiday is a special fair, which attracts huge number of tourists from neighboring cities and countries. On numerous sales, which are organized during the festival, you can buy unique handmade crafts, interesting items for home decoration, candies and drinks, and other popular gifts. It should be also noted that previously all holiday activities were limited to a holiday fair only, but every year more and more interesting cultural events are organized during the festival - concerts, theater and dance performances.