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Ghent Holidayland

Image of Ghent, Belgium during twilight blue hour.

Quirky Ghent exudes history and offers you a culture cocktail filled to the brim. In July and August we give away two nights and a surprise package every two weeks. Discover this week's competition question and take your chance!

Gent Holidayland 1: Ghent, city of art and culture

Nic Balthazar is in love with Ghent and he is certainly not alone. He will take you to famous and lesser known places in Ghent during 8 episodes during “Gent Holidayland”. In this episode: Lights on Van Eyck, the Gentenaar, the Belfort, a boat trip through the center and the Seven Senses Tour.

Ghent Holidayland 2: Ghent is peaceful

Nic Balthazar is in love with Ghent and he is certainly not alone. He will take you to famous and lesser known places in Ghent during 8 episodes during “Gent Holidayland”. This episode: the Gravensteen, Design Museum Gent and the Ghent Altarpiece. Discover a new episode every two weeks, answer the competition question at the end of the video and take your chance!

Ghent Holidayland 3 - Ghent is full of artists

Nic Balthazar is in love with Ghent and he is certainly not alone. He will take you to famous and lesser known places in Ghent during 8 episodes during “Gent Holidayland”. In this episode: De Bijloke, STAM and top gastronomy in Ghent.

Gent Holidayland 4 - Art and trampolines in Green

Nic Balthazar is in love with Ghent and he is certainly not alone. He will take you to famous and lesser known places in Ghent during 8 episodes during “Gent Holidayland”. In this episode: the Maaseikplein, the Museum of Fine Arts (MSK), the Museum of Contemporary Art (SMAK), the Blaarmeersen and our Ghent entrepreneurs.

Gent Holidayland 5 - Ghent with a bicycle under your buttocks

Nic Balthazar is in love with Ghent and he is certainly not alone. He will take you to famous and lesser known places in Ghent during 8 episodes during “Gent Holidayland”. In this episode: Charles V, St Bavo's Abbey, St Peter's Abbey, cycling in and around Ghent and the Castle Route.

Gent Holidayland 6 - Gent is the best of the best

Nic Balthazar is in love with Ghent and he is certainly not alone. He will take you to famous and lesser known places in Ghent during 8 episodes during “Gent Holidayland”. In this episode: the Book Tower, our Beguinages, walking and cycling in the Leie region and a culinary trip around the world in the Ghent Patershol.

Gent Holidayland 7 - The industrial glory of Ghent

Nic Balthazar is in love with Ghent and he is certainly not alone. He takes you during 8 episodes to well-known and lesser-known places in Ghent during “Gent Holidayland”. In this episode: Opera Ghent, the Industrial Museum, Kunstcentrum Vooruit, Huis Van Alijn, the Patershol and shopping in Ghent

Ghent Holidayland 8 - A beautiful region

Is Ghent really the cleanest city in the world? There is no doubt about that, according to Nic Balthazar. Moreover, the region around Ghent should not be inferior. From endless cycling routes past beautiful castles to the sacred cobblestone ground of the Flemish Ardennes, there is also a lot to experience in the region around Ghent.

In this episode: hip street art – Oudenaarde, the center of the Tour of Flanders – cycling in and around Ghent – events in the city

Gent Holidayland 9 - City with an absolute masterpiece

According to art historians, you must have seen it at least once in your life, the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. This absolute masterpiece is regarded as one of the most influential paintings ever made and is therefore a real 'must see' during your city trip to Ghent.

In this episode: St Bavo's Cathedral, the Mystic Lamb and its impressive visitor center.

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