Experience medieval Belgium in Ghent | Hey! Belgium

Experience medieval Belgium in Ghent

1 day, incl.:

  • A ticket for a boat trip with Gent Watertoerist
  • Entrance to the Castle of the Counts
  • A guided tour in the Belfort
  • Entrance to the St-Peter's Abbey with Alison (virtual guide)
  • Lunch at the Brasserie Pakhuis

Ghent is a historic city, yet at the same time a contemporary one. The modern daily life of the city’s active inhabitants plays itself out against a gorgeous backdrop. In Ghent, they live, work, and enjoy life over and over again each day.



Gent Watertoerist Boat Tour – With beer

See the silent witnesses of the prestigious and glorious past: the beautiful house fronts of the Graslei, the big old meat-market, the rugged and steep walls of the Castle of Counts. You will surely go home with an unforgettable idea of Ghent. The most beautiful site, the Graslei, is the departure for a boat trip of 40 minutes along the “Lys” and the “Lieve” to the “Rabot Towers”. Enjoy the informative tour with a refreshing glass of local beer on board!

Visit the Castle of the Counts

This important sight in Ghent is a castle with a very turbulent past, closely intertwined with the complex—often stormy—political and social history of the city. Your visit to the Castle of the Counts will give you a complete picture of heraldic culture in the 12th century. The gatehouse, ramparts, keep, count’s residence and stables are open to visitors. 

Lunch at the Brasserie Pakhuis

Through an atmospheric alley between the towers of Ghent you enter the characterful brasserie Pakhuis. The Portuguese architect Pinto gave the building a second life. Enjoy a 3-course seasonal lunch menu at Brasserie Pakhuis with the fresh, home-grown ingredients from their own farm Le Devant in Burgundy, with a glass of house beer 'Principale' or 'l'Artisan'.

Visit Ghent's Belfry with a guide

The Ghent Belfry, a recognised UNESCO World Heritage, symbolises the city’s prosperity and independence. With the guide you can climb the tower by stairs until the highest level where you can admire the bell and enjoy beautiful views of the historic centre of Ghent. The stunning view over Ghent is bound to enchant you.  

Visit the St. Peter’s Abbey and Vineyard with Alison

Follow ‘Alison’ on a virtual tour of history and discover the secret of the fallen angels. The virtual monk ‘Alison’ will give you a virtual tour of the abbey. He takes you to places you would never otherwise go: The mediaeval dining hall, the majestic abbey church, a beautiful garden and endless attics. Enjoy the yard at your own pace with the green surroundings afterwards for a relaxing afternoon.  

Castle of the Counts

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Castle of Vêves

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Brewery Stella Artois

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Citadel of Dinant

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Modave Castle

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