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Colors of Gent - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

waterfront gent 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.
Hotel Onderbergen is located in the very center of Ghent. This is an attractive designer hotel with an unparalleled historical atmosphere. Guests will find charming rooms with high ceilings … Open
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. Copyright
NH Gent Belfort is one of the most famous and prestigious hotels in Ghent. The high-class hotel is located close to the old town hall. NH Gent Belfort is open in a stylish historic building, … Open
Living in Gent, we are planning our time not from the holiday to the holiday, but from the festival to the festival. If you will have the opportunity to visit this amazing city again, be sure to take this opportunity and use it to its fullest. We can promise you that you will get an unforgettable experience in the best sense from each and one celebration! The first festival of the year takes place in January and known as the Gent Festival of Light or Lichtfestival Gent. This festival earned a huge success with the public. But the most favorite festival among local people and tourists is the Gentse Feesten, an annual ten-day cultural festival which includes the mass of events. It is held in the Belgian city of Gent for more than 160 years and is considered one of the largest and most interesting festivals in Europe. The program includes free musical performances, open dance lessons, performances of street theaters and much more.
Korenlai in Gent Today, the Gent Festival is one of the most beloved events in the Europe. Annually it is visited by more than one and a half million people. The heart of the festival is the central square of the city - St. James Square. There are many free performances: alternative rock bands, ethnic groups, music from different nations, show their cabaret programs and demonstrate their talents as DJs. In the festival program, in addition to free concerts, there are also paid ones: jazz, modern electronic music, street theaters and puppet theaters. The program also includes concerts of classical and pop music, costumed balls, historical parades, and fireworks. Initially, the international Blue Note Festiva was held in the framework of the glorious Gent Festival. The name of the festival was changed in 2008, and with the time, the Gent Jazz Festival completely got separated from the main event. First of all, because Gent Jazz Festival has a slightly different target audience. The festival takes place in the magnificent historical complex Bijloke, which in itself deserves a separate visit and brings together the leading jazz musicians of the world (Toots Thielemans himself for many years made the festival honorable by his presence). However, the program is not limited to jazz: in 2012, the incredible Rodrigo y Gabriela gave the concert at this festival!
The historical Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof has become a true city attraction. The opening of this magnificent hotel took place yet in the 18th century. Besides all other advantages, Sandton … Open
OdeGand - is the one-day music festival, which opens the Flanders Festival in Gent. The play of words in its name can be interpreted both as an "ode to Gent" and as "Gent water" (some concerts pass directly on the banks of the River Lys, and you can travel between concert halls on tourist Boats that organizers of the festival rent for the whole day). The ticket for the festival allows you to enter all the concerts, but you can not visit more than four concerts during the day. Visitors independently build their entertainment programs for the day, where each performance is repeated at least twice. In addition to concerts, you will need a ticket to enter the city, free concerts in the open air are held throughout the city, and everything ends with fireworks on the most beautiful waterfront of the city - Zernovaya. If you are going to OdeGend, keep in mind that tickets must be bought in advance and that before the beginning of the concert, they must be changed at special points to a plastic card, which is admitted to the halls. To the card is attached and the program of the festival with a map of the city, on which all concert halls are designated.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Gent and surroundings

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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Gent
♥   Sint-Baafskathedraal, Gent, 0.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van de H. Willibrordus, Hulst, 34.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Heilig-Bloedbasiliek, Brugge, 38.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sint-Salvators- en Donaaskathedraal, Brugge, 39 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Benedictijner Abdij van Zevenkerken, Sint-Andries, 41.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Nationale du Sacré-Cœur, Koekelberg, 46.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sint-Servaasbasiliek, Grimbergen, 47.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Gent
♥   Castle 'Het Gravensteen' , 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Laarne Castle' , 8.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ooidonk Castle' , 11.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Leeuwergem Castle' , 19.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Poeke Castle' , 19.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ter Leyen Castle' , 22.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Male Castle' , 35.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Gent and around


From the series “Famous Miniature Museums of Architectural Objects and Cities”
The park is famous not only for its variety of realistic miniatures, but also for its amazing landscape decorations. At its registration, beautiful lawn, various dwarf trees and bushes have been used. Enjoy this beauty is best of all in summer. According to approximate estimates, the Mini Europe miniature park is visited by about 375000 people annually. The annual income of the park is about three million euros. As a rule, tourists spend at least two hours on sightseeing. The park can be visited from early March to early January. … Read further


From the series “Top 16 Most Amazing Buildings of the Planet”
The unique building, whose design was developed by the outstanding architect Adre Waterkeyn, is today the landmark of national importance. The huge pipes that connect the spheres have not only a decorative purpose. Inside are the escalators and high-speed trains, with the help of which visitors of the 'atom' can move freely through their entire space. In 2006 the unusual building was completely renovated, after which it even looked more attractive. In the evening Atomium is illuminated by the wonderful illumination. The building is surrounded by the picturesque park with fountains and comfortable recreation areas. … Read further

Celebrities Underwear Museum

From the series “Strange, Weird and Unusual Museums Amusing its Visitors”
All collages presented in the museum are humorous and charming. One of the best collages is, according to the opinion of the museum founder, the collage depicting Nicolas Sarkozy. The talented painter does not want to stand still. He aims to expand the collection of the original museum and to prove to his guests that 'face to face all underwear are the same.' … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Gent

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Gent. Learn the best periods to visit Gent to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Gent. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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