Welcome to Gent

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Ghent is a compact, authentic city where the past and present co-exist in perfect balance. Walking through the city is like travelling through time: you turn the corner and just like that, you go from the fourteenth century to the twenty-first. In Ghent pounds the young heart of a cultural city filled with music, theatre, film and visual arts. Because of its central location in Flanders, Ghent is an ideal operating base to visit the Flemish Art Cities. A wide range of overnight facilities including one to four star full service hotels and B&B’s, makes sure there is a choice for every budget. Ghent is ready to welcome you with open arms.

Facts

Population 247 251
Currency Euro, €1 = 100 cents
Website www.visitgent.be
www.uitingent.be/ (Dutch)
Newspapers These publications are all in Dutch:
Week Up
Zone09
Most known papers for Belgium (all in Dutch):
Het Nieuwsblad & De Gentenaar, De Standaard, De Morgen and Het Laatste Nieuws.
Emergency numbers 100: Ambulance and Fire Department
112: European emergency number
101: Police / Gendarmerie
105: Flemish Red Cross
110: Child Focus
070 344 344: Card Stop
070 254 245: Poison Control Centre
1207: Telephone information for numbers in Belgium (Dutch and English)
09 210 10 10: Info Ghent
09 236 50 00: Doctors and Chemists on call
0903 36 996: Dentists on call (1,12 euro/min.)
09 217 00 62: Veterinarians on call
02 268 62 00: Burns Centre
Tourist information Inquiry Desk

Oude Vismijn
Sint-Veerleplein 5
9000 Gent
T. + 32 9 266 56 60
F. + 32 9 266 56 73
e-mail: visit@gent.be
Wheelchair access

15/03 - 14/10: 9:30 > 18:30
15/10 - 14/03: 9:30 > 16:30
Closed on 1 January and 25 December