Ghent is the capital and largest city of of the Belgian East Flanders province, situated on the confluence of the rivers Scheldt and Leie. With it’s population of 260,000 it is second only to Antwerp. In the Middle Ages Ghent even was one of the largest cities in Europe. The city hosts one of the most renowned universities in Belgium, it can look back on a glorious past and grew to be an important business and industrial player. It is very much en vogue with a young and trendy public.
Ghent has been honored with the nickname ‘Bloemenstad’ (Flower city), due to its location, surrounded by many small- and large scale plant and flower nurseries. The Ghent flower show ‘Gentse Floraliën’ has a worldwide reputation. Also due to its location at the Ghent-Terneuzen channel, industrial development (steel amongst others) took a high flight.
Ghent counts an incredible number of nearly 10,000 landmarks, many of which are protected as World Heritage. The Ghent skyline is dominated by 3 impressive towers: the Belfry tower, the Saint-Nicolas’ church and the Saint Bavo Cathedral with the world famous Ghent Altarpiece (the Lam Gods) by Jan Van Eyck.
Getaway Ghent is situated on the ‘Reepkaai’ in the shadow of the Saint Bavo Cathedral. The flats are part of a historic building full of character that also hosts the famous ‘Vlerick School of Business’. 142 flats of the Deluxe and Superior type are at your disposal. A bar and restaurant are integrated in the complex.
Getaway Ghent lies next to the historic pedestrian city centre with its trendy boutiques and restaurants. All historic monuments are within walking distance. On Sunday mornings, you can enjoy oysters with a glass of champaign in the open air at the ‘Kouter’ square.