Gent | Where business meets pleasure ...
Welcome in Ghent and East Flanders, the ideal destination for your next event. Be it a small internal meeting, or an important international congress, an incentive trip, a training seminar or a staff party, you will find the ideal venue here.
A few good reasons
Centrally located and easy accessible
Ghent is centrally located in Flanders-Belgium
Situated at the crossroads of Europe (E-17 ? E-40)
Close to Belgium’s International Airport (+/- 45 min.)
Direct High-speed train connection with Paris (Thalys)
Fast Parking Routes around the city, easy & close-by parking lots.
Excellent congress & meeting venues
3 Congress Centres (100 to 1.000 people), with large exhibition facilities
Beautiful historical buildings for meetings, dinners and events
Full service conference hotels
Flanders Expo: 54.000 m² exhibition area, meetings from 100 to 5.000 people.
Easy Parking and easily accessible
All assets of a Metropolis in a small and cosy town
Walking distance between hotels, congress facilities, cultural attractions and shopping.
Historical city centre (36ha): mainly pedestrian area.
History, arts & culture
An impressive history (15 centuries) with a vivid present.
No other city in Belgium has as many listed monuments as Ghent.
Multiple historical buildings available for events
Flanders International Film festival, Floraliën (International Flower Show)
Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (Van Eyck), SMAK
Hospitality & good living
Over 300 restaurants, offering local specialities and international dishes
Excellent hotels and Top class restaurants
Hundreds of charming taverns and typical pubs
Excellent sport and recreation facilities
In the centre of a beautiful region
Ideal for short breaks during congresses, and for incentive trips
The Flemish Ardennes: stunning panorama’s, numerous castles and idyllic villages
Along the river Lys: charming landscapes and the painters’ village “Latem”
Meetjesland: channels and creeks, ideal for water sports
International reputation of the Ghent University
Largest student town in Belgium: lively atmosphere
Preferred city for prominent scientists
Major international congresses
At the confluence of Flanders' main rivers
Idyllic canals throughout the city
The port of Ghent: one of Belgian’s largest ports
Multiple yacht ports