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How much do things cost in Ghent?
Pack of cigarettes $7.05
Oranges (1kg) $2.71
Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend) $20.34
Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre $903.95
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre $1 457.63
Combo meal at McDonalds $10.17
Local draught beer $3.73
Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre $800.00
Chicken breasts at the market $9.94
* All price are converted to USD

About Ghent

Ghent is a city and a municipality that is located in the Flemish area of Belgium. It is the largest city and capital of the province of East Flanders. This city began as a small village at the confluence of Rivers Scheldt and Lys. During the Middle Ages it became one of the richest and the largest towns of northern Europe. Currently, it is a very busy city with a university and port. The municipality consists of the city of Ghent alongside with the surround towns and area of Desteldonk, Gentbrugge, Afsnee, Drongon, Mariakerke, Ledeberg, Sint-Kruis-Winkel, Zwijnaarde, Oostakker, Mendonk, Wondelgem, Sint-Denijs-Westrem and Sint-Amandsberg. It currently holds 240,000 people and as of 2012 and it is Belgium’s second largest municipality according to its number of inhabitants. Just booksome cheap flights to Ghent and discover its history.

After you decide to travel to Ghent, you will easily discover that the city’s medieval architecture has remained intact and is truly remarkable well restored and preserved. It is the centerof Carfree region in Belgium. Interesting sites to visit are the Ghent Altarpiece with the Saint Bavo Cathedral, the Gravensteen Castle, the belfry and the incredible architecture throughout the GrasleiHarbor. Ghent has successfully established a great blend between history and comfort of living. The city of Ghent also hosts many churches, among them being the Saint- Nicolas Church, the Saint-Jacob’s Church and the Saint Michael’s Church. You will enjoy the cultural life of the city by purchasing cheap flights to Ghent.

People often book flights to Ghent due to its great variaty of museums. Some important museums in the city of Ghent are the Museum vorSchoneKunsten, that have painting made by Peter Paul Rubens, Hieronymus Bosch and many Flemish masters. The Stedeijk Museum ActuelleKunst has works of the 20th century, from Andy Warhol to Joseph Beuys. The Design Museum Gent has masterpieces from Victor Horta and Le Corbusier. Visit these museums after you buy cheap tickets to Ghent.

Ghent has bakeries that sell a donut shaped sort of bun that is called a “mastel”, that is actually a bagel. Some other local delicacies include the praline chocolates from the local producers such as Daskalides and Leonidas, the ‘neuzekes’ which are cone shaped purple colored jelly filled sweets, ‘babeluten’ which are hard butterscoth like sweets and of course the famous ‘Tierenteyn’, which is a hot but refined sort of mustard.

After booking your cheap flights to Ghent, we highly advise you start planning your Ghent festivities list. Ghent is host to some huge cultural event like the I Love Techno, located in Flanders Expo, the Gentse Feesten, the “10 Days Off” festival, the Flanders Film Festival Ghent, and the Gent Van Vlaanderen festival. Along with that, every five years, a large botanical exhibition occurs in Flanders Expo, an event that attracts many visitors.

Nightlife in Ghent is one of a kind and must be discovered after choosing airline tickets to Ghent. As the sun sets, the charming city becomes more vibrant and tourists discover the streets filled with student populations. The residents of Ghent are helpful, friendly, open-minded and very tolerant. In order to take great care of one’s gastronomical needs, Ghent homes a great number of good cafe’s, restaurants and bars. To fully enjoy the great magic of the night time you will have the option to hit one of the city’s clubs.

If you are hesitant about enjoying the city’s great nightlife due to financial reasons, there is no reason to worry. Ghent has plenty of free sites and attractions for you to see. Above that, in order to be able save some extra cash for the trip, you should consider ordering your flight tickets from the cheapest possible source - Flighthub. It is a well-known online source for flight tickets. Not only would you find great deals, but also amazing customer service. Flighthub offers the cheapest flights and if you order in advance with at least two months you will enjoy the best deals. Ultimately, you will gain all the benefits. If you are looking for hotels in Ghent, you will find out that many rooms are affordable if there are booked in advance.

Information about travelling to Ghent

  • Average temperature for this month in Ghent
    18 °C
  • Maximum temperature during the year in Ghent
    36 °C
  • Currency exchange rate
    €1.00(EUR) = $1.21(USD)
  • Average temperature in Ghent
    14 °C

Airports near Ghent

Brussels Airport (Brussels)
Midi Railway Station (Brussels)