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Ghent: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

1. Ghent: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Uncover the highlights in Ghent with an interactive smartphone app. Stroll through the city solving location-based riddles on this walking tour. Marvel at the Gothic-style Saint Michael's Church and the medieval Gravensteen castle.  Uncover 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. Stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game. Start or pause the tour whenever you want as you control the schedule. Explore the city at your own pace, and stop to snap pictures as you please. Reveal an exciting puzzle at the exterior of each attraction and learn local facts along the way. Start your tour from Sint-Michielskerk, in the center of Ghent. Visit Sint-Michielsburg with its unique architecture and explore Sint Niklaaskerkt with its magnificent architecture. Take a picture of the Belfry of Ghent that is straight out of a fairy tale. Let yourself get lost in Sint-Baaf's Cathedral with its unique interior and imposing exterior. Learn about the ornate Gothic facade of Ghent City Hall and see the Korenmarkt at the heart of the city. Admire Place de Neuve with its imposing statue and be enchanted by the Sint-Jacobskerk. Pass by Vrijdagmarkt with its lifelike statue and great history. Gaze at the medieval castle of Gravensteen and learn about knights, princesses, and stories from the past.

Ghent: Guided City Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

2. Ghent: Guided City Tour with Food and Drink Tastings

Taste your way through Ghent on a guided food tour. Combine sightseeing with sampling local foods and learn about the city's culture from your guide. As you explore, see important icons such as the three medieval towers of Ghent: Saint Bavo Cathedral, Saint Nicholas' Church and the Belfry. The Belfry Tower is the tallest of its kind in Belgium and a Unesco World Heritage-listed site. Make sure to take some photos of these picture perfect sights. Meet your guide in the historic center of Ghent and set out on your foodie walking tour. As you walk, learn about local culture, discover the city's most important landmarks and find out why Ghent became famous for its street art. See Korenmarkt, a historic square located between the Old Harbour and Saint Nicholas' Church. Wander along cobblestone streets and admire the intersecting rivers that lend this historic town its character and name. You will also have the opportunity to see important architectural highlights, including the Ghent City Hall (stadhuis) and City Pavilion (Stadshal). Along the way, you'll make a total of 5 stops to savour the tastes of Ghent, sampling a food specialty or drink at each one. Every location has been carefully chosen, with an emphasis placed on small, locally owned businesses. Interact with the proprietors and hear their stories to gain insight into the city of Ghent and its people. Your tour comes to an end near the historic city center, the ideal spot to continue exploring on your own. 

Ghent: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

3. Ghent: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour from Sint-Michielskerk, in the center of Ghent. Visit Sint-Michielsburg with its unique architecture and explore Sint Niklaaskerkt with its magnificent architecture. Take a picture of the Belfry of Ghent that is straight out of a fairy tale. Let yourself get lost in Sint-Baaf's Cathedral with its unique interior and imposing exterior. Learn about the ornate Gothic facade of Ghent City Hall and see the Korenmarkt at the heart of the city. Admire Place de Neuve with its imposing statue and be enchanted by the Sint-Jacobskerk. Pass by Vrijdagmarkt with its lifelike statue and great history. Gaze at the medieval castle of Gravensteen and learn about knights, princesses, and stories from the past. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Ghent: Escape Game and Tour

4. Ghent: Escape Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with a game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Ghent. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace.

Hidden Ghent: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Hidden Ghent: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Ghent has been described as both “a curiosity shop” and “a city of 26 slumbering islands filled with fantasies”. On this walking tour through some of its oldest neighbourhoods, you‘ll get to know one of Europe‘s most captivating cities and see the forgotten monuments that most tourists never find. Starting outside the former post office-turned-shopping centre, De Post, you‘ll wander through the city‘s historical heart, along cobbled streets and down hidden alleys. You‘ll stroll along the picturesque Korenlei waterfront, where medieval merchants used to trade, and walk around the massive stone walls of ancient Gravensteen Castle near the old fish market, Oude Vismijn. Along the way, you‘ll come across some of the city‘s unique shops including Dune Records, the quirky antique shop, the Fallen Angels, and Priem, where you’ll find vintage wallpaper. I‘ll introduce you to some of the characters who‘ve walked the city‘s streets, from Emperor Charles V to folk singer Walter De Buck. And I‘ll show you a few authentic bars where you can go for a unique Belgian beer after taking in the Gouden Zuil (Golden Column) sculpture by Ayse Erkmen at the end of the walk. Among the highlights of this 90-minute tour, you‘ll find out about: • The forgotten relics of a World Fair • Dulle Griet, the fearsome cannon that turned out to be a flop • Prinsenhof, the now vanished palace where an emperor was born • Chocolaterie Luc Van Hoorebeke, started by a passionate local chocolate maker of the same name • Dulle Griet Cafe, the bar where you hand over a shoe before you get a beer • Rozanetuin, the hidden garden named after a local actress who is also Ghent folk singer Wim De Craene’s ex-lover You‘ll also have an opportunity to: • Hear about the secret of the mysterious gold coins embedded in the city‘s paving • Cross over numerous bridges with gorgeous city vistas, including Saint Michael‘s Bridge, Lievebrug, Sint Antoniusbrug, and Zuivelbrug • Take in Patershol, one of the city‘s oldest neighbourhoods which was first settled by leather workers in the 10th century • Find out how the Bridge of the Emperor‘s Pleasures (De Keizer Karelbrug of Brug der Keizerlijke Geneugten) got its unusual name • Visit Hof van Rijhove, a 14th-century fortified house with a secret medieval-style garden • Pass by a few of the city‘s churches including St Stefanus, Saint Michael‘s Church, Sint Jorishof, Saint Bavo‘s Cathedral, and the former Augustine Monastery, now the Royal Academy for Fine Arts • Feel the atmosphere of 14th-century Ghent as you walk down Biezekapelstraat • Enjoy a refreshing beer or a tasty treat at the Alchemist bar, Café den Turk, Cafe ‘t Kanon, or Mokabon, Ghent‘s oldest coffee bar If this sounds like your sort of place, let me be your guide. You‘ll finish this walk with a better understanding of this ancient city‘s fascinating history and a greater appreciation for its quirky treasures.

Ghent : Bachelorette Party Outdoor Smartphone Game

6. Ghent : Bachelorette Party Outdoor Smartphone Game

Challenge yourself through surprising missions! Throw yourself into unusual challenges in the City of Counts in honor of the bride-to-be! Your mission is to win as many points as possible during the challenges on the theme of marriage and its traditions in the world. It's time to have fun together to create lasting memories in the bride's mind. On the agenda: solve quizzes, take photos and videos in crazy poses and even demonstrate your lyrical talents by singing a song...

Ghent : Birthday Mission Outdoor City Game

7. Ghent : Birthday Mission Outdoor City Game

It's time to have fun together to create a day of unforgettable memories with your loved one! Arm yourselves with your good humor, your enthusiasm and your courage to carry out our wackiest missions and challenges! Because after all... There's no way this day is going to end the way it started! So offer this fabulous gift to the person who blows out the candles and especially on behalf of the whole team: HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Hen Party/Stag do - Ghent's Coolest, Interactive Dance Party

8. Hen Party/Stag do - Ghent's Coolest, Interactive Dance Party

If you want to do something that might be a little bit out of your comfort zone, yet will give you the time of your life, then this Ghent hen/stag activity is definitely something you may want to try. Dress up in your coolest fancy dress and everything you ever wanted to wear, but never got an opportunity for, because now is your moment! This is like silent disco, only.... It is not silent, you don't sing (but are of course welcome to), and you will not wear any headsets. Everyone is welcome! How does it work? -Your guide will give you a brief introduction and do a 5 min warm up. -They will then teach you a few simple moves that you can use during the activity -You will dance and party your way through Ghent and use your dance moves to impress whilst you stop at landmarks to learn about them. These include, but are not limited to the three medieval tours of Saint Bavo Cathedral, the Ghent Belfry, Saint Nicholas Church, Korenmarkt, Vrijdagmarkt, the Ghent Opera House, Graffiti Street, the City Hall and City Pavilion. Music We have different themes, so you can choose the theme that suits your group best. What we have done in the past: 80s, 90s, Disney, Eurovision. Abba, Disco, Queer Pop and Contemporary Pop. Please note that during the Ghent Festival (Gentse Feesten) that runs from 14 - 23rd July 2023, we run this tour on a daily basis with a different theme each day. Check on www.toursofghent.com for more details.

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What people are saying about Korenmarkt

Overall rating

4.1
(93 reviews)

Sophie was an excellent guide. We had a delightful time discovering Ghent and tasting food at many unique places we would not have entered on our own. Be prepared to try both traditional Belgian fare with more modern cuisine mixed in. I can’t say I loved everything I tried but I am happy to have tried it!

Sophie was an excellent tour guide. We really enjoyed that she brought us to cafés stocking locally sourced produce and was also able to give us a good history of Ghent, being a local herself! We would definitely recommend this tour!

Sophie provided a great overview of Ghent from the history, culture and food. The local products, beer, frites, and meatball were all delicious.

Sophie was amazing the best tour guide She took her time and was lovely Everyone should be bless to have her as their guide

Enjoy exploring the city and getting ideas. Tasted good too and nice to know which tents