short stay in style
Ghent is the capital and largest city of the Belgian East Flanders province, situated on the confluence of the rivers Scheldt and Leie. With its population of 260,000 it is second only to Antwerp in terms of size. 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, can look back on a glorious past and has grown to be an important business and industrial player. It is very much in 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 global reputation. Industrial development (steel amongst others) rose sharply due to its location on the Ghent-Terneuzen channel.
Ghent counts an incredible number of nearly 10,000 landmarks, many of which are protected as World Heritage sites. The Ghent skyline is dominated by 3 impressive towers: the Belfry tower, the Saint-Nicolas’ church and the Saint Bavo Cathedral with its world famous Ghent Altarpiece (the ’Lamb of God’ by Jan Van Eyck).
Getaway Ghent is situated in the ‘Seminariestraat’ in the shadow of the Saint Bavo's Cathedral. The studios are part of a historic building full of character that also hosts the famous ‘Vlerick Business School’. 135 studios of different types, available for 1 to 7 guests, are at your disposal.
Getaway Ghent lies next to the historic pedestrian city center with its trendy boutiques and restaurants. All historic monuments are within walking distance. On Sunday mornings, you can enjoy oysters with a glass of champagne in the open air at the ‘Kouter’ square.