Walking Tour - 2 hours
"The Lighting alone quite definitely makes Ghent worth visiting", 3 stars in Michelin Travel guide (2004)
When night falls, thousands of lights switch on and bring out the best of the medieval heart of the city. The award winning lighting plan by French designer Roland Jéol illuminates Ghent's streets and buildings at night, showcasing them from a very different angle.
The Light Plan was designed to emphasize prominent monuments, buildings, entrance gates, commercial streets, parks and squares. Not only does it make the city more atmospheric at night, it also diminishes light pollution and decreases the energy use of public lighting. Three birds with one stone!
Have a walk through Ghent at night and discover the city in its full splendour. As the city turns quiet, the medieval buildings are reflected into the water and make the city even more romantic!
Ghent's light plan won a number of international awards:
• City-People-Light Award (2004)
• Auroralia award for sustainable urban lighting (2012)
This walking tour covers the historic center of Ghent. It includes the classic sights and monuments, including the Castle of the Counts (Gravensteen), the old harbour with its medieval guild houses, the Belfry, St Bavo's Cathedral, Town Hall and major city squares. Next to that you will discover some hidden corners and you will be able to experience local tastes and culture. Your tour can be customized to your own fields of interest.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel or at any other location in the center of Ghent. Pick up at the train station or in another city is possible at an additional fee.
End location: Any location in the center of Ghent or at the train station (at an additional fee).
Duration: 2 hours
From April to September: the tour can start from 9 pm onwards
From October to March: the tour can start from 6 pm onwards
This is a walking tour. If you want me to pick you up at the train station, we use public transport. Ghent has a car-free historical center.
- My services as your personal tour guide
- Advice on good restaurants, cosy coffeehouses, trendy shops, authentic tastes…
- Free map of Ghent
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euro - for beverages (if applicable)
- Your travel costs to, in and from the city
- Any drinks, snacks or meals (costs depending on your preferences).
- Additional fee in case of pick-up at train station
- Additional fee if you choose to be collected by train from another city in Belgium (fee depending on city)
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the extras or if you are looking for a personalized tour.
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If you want an interesting and thorough tour through the eyes of a local--then Vera is your girl! Amazing!! We did a two day customized tour combining Ghent and Brussels. She was knowledgable and kept our attention the entire time. I can't imagine walking through Ghent and Brussels without her! She was able to talk tell us about the buildings, the people, both present day and past, and she had a nice balance of religious and political historical knowledge.