I never get bored in Ghent during the day. This city knows how to seduce me with its cozy terraces to chill out, its variety of cultural places and its amazing food that you have to taste while staying here. However, when the sun sets, a new city arises.
To me every reason is a good one to be in the heart of Ghent. But I especially adore walking around after nightfall, because that’s when a thousand lights are switched on and Ghent turns into a picturesque scene. I found it stunning to see how its medieval character comes alive. No wonder the famous Michelin guide awarded our Light Plan three stars. Usually I walk around on my own pace, but you can also get a map of the Illuminated Walk (approximately a 2-hour walk) at the Tourist Office of Visit Gent near the city castle: Oude Vismijn, Sint-Veerleplein 5, 9000 Gent.
Ghent by night, it feels like being inside a fairytale. Do it well before midnight, because Cinderella-wise the functional lighting then takes over from the atmospheric illumination.