One Day in Ghent Itinerary Story

By Aleksandra Jakimoska


One Day in Ghent Itinerary Story

Often overshadowed by its neighbour Bruges, Ghent is a beautiful medieval city with marvellous castles and charming canals. This vibrant... Read more

Day 1

The Ideal Trip from Bruges or Brussels

Said to be one of Europe’s best-kept secrets, I was tempted to visit this Flemish city on my way back... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 1

Start the Day with Breakfast at ‘Simon Says’

Wake up early for a lovely breakfast at one of the best brunch restaurants in Ghent. I found ‘Simon Says’... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 2

Visit the Gravensteen castle (Castle of the Counts)

Gravensteen Castle is a medieval castle dating back to the 9th century and is well preserved ever since. Walk around... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 3

Take a Photo at St. Michael’s Bridge (or Sint-Michielsbrug)

Being one of the most popular points for taking photos, St. Michael’s Bridge is another must-visit place in the city... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 4

Walk along Graslei and Korenlei

With Michael’s bridge behind, continue your walking tour of the city to Graslei and Korenlei. These parallel pedestrian streets are... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 5

Take a Canal Boat Tour

Why not add a 50-minute boat tour through the canals on your Ghent day trip itinerary? Explore the city’s scenic... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 6

Have a Burger at Manhattn's Burgers Graslei

When in Ghent, you'll probably want to indulge in delicious food. You're in luck because you are spoiled for choice... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 7

Admire the Stunning St. Nicholas Church

Now that your stomach is full, continue your journey by heading over to Saint Nicholas Church. Take some time to... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 8

Climb the Ghent Belfry (Belfort) and Cloth Hall

One of the top things to see in Ghent in one day is Ghent Belfry tower. Standing 91 meters high,... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 9

Visit St. Bavo’s Cathedral

Take the time to admire one of the oldest parish churches in the city of Ghent. It’s named after Saint... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 10

Explore Werregarenstraat - Graffiti Street

To see street art during your 1 day in Ghent, Werregarenstraat is the destination to head next. I must admit... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 11

Experience Korenmarkt and Vrijdagmarkt

Korenmarkt has been the centre of activities in Ghent for many years. The square is surrounded by popular European landmarks,... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 12

Discover Patershol neighborhood

The Patershol neighbourhood is right next to Vrijdagmarkt across the little bridge. It’s a picturesque neighbourhood boasting medieval charm, narrow... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 13

Have a dinner at the “Roots”

Patershol neighbourhood is a real pleasure for food lovers. It must be on the top of your menu as well.... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 14

Visit the House of Alijn

In the Patershol neighbourhood, you will also come across the House of Alijn. This is a museum that represents the... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 15

Stop at the Design Museum Ghent

After visiting the House of Alijn, it’s time for another museum. The Design Museum is the only museum where you... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 16

Indulge in a Street Waffle and Chocolate

It’s no wonder that Belgian waffles are famous around the world. A day in Ghent wouldn’t be complete without a... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 17

Stop by Ghent Town Hall (Stadhius)

Walking down the streets with a waffle in my hands, I came across an outstanding building with impressive architecture. It’s... Read more


In Summary

Limited in time and would rather have someone else handle your travel guide? Then this one day in Ghent itinerary... Read more