Gandante in English

Dear visitor,

Welcome to the homepage of Gandante.

Gandante is an association of enthusiast city guides. We show you around in Ghent and its environment.

Our guides are not only specialists concerning the history and architecture of Ghent but will be happy to show you the best places to enjoy a Belgian beer, to taste typical sweets or to relax with a hot cup of coffee.

 

Ghent: highlights and hidden treasures

A skyline with 3 towers, a medieval castle, an ancient port mixed with industrial remains, modern architecture and a vibrant cultural life… On a traditional city tour through the Center of Ghent  you will be introduced into the historical heart of the city with a keen eye for the most prominent buildings and monuments such as the Belfry (Belfort) and the Cloth Hal (Lakenhalle), Town Hall (Stadhuis), Castle of the Counts (Gravensteen), Saint Bavo’s Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal), the old Guildhouses etc.

Apart from its rich history, Ghent has a wide range of high end restaurants, bars and cosy coffee houses to offer.

Our guides will show you around in the city, showing you its hidden treasures, without passing the numerous highlights and finest hot spots.

At your wish we will guide you through the permanent collection of a number of  museums in Ghent that also belong to our cultural spectre :

  • The Count’s Castle (Gravensteen)
  • Saint Bavo’s Cathedral with Mystic Lamb and crypt .
  • The former Saint Bavo Abbey (now: Museum of Stone Objects)
  • The former Saint Peter’s Abbey (now: Art Hall and Exhibition Hall)
  • Museum for Industrial Archeology and Textile ( MIAT)
  • The House of Alijn (formerly Museum for Folkore)
  • City Museum for Modern Art (SMAK)
  • Vanderhaeghen Museum
  • Design Museum
  • Museum for the Fine Arts (Museum voor Schone Kunsten)

If you are already familiar with our city, you can choose among a wide range of thematic walks. Just let us know what kind of tour you are looking for!

Each tour lasts 1:30 to 2:00 hours. Each guide can take up to 25 people. The price is 80 euros for a guide. Looking for a specific walk, but she is not listed? Ask us! We also guide on demand.

 

Cycling tours

Discover Ghent by bike! The car free city centre is easily crossed by bike. A bike gives you the freedom to explore the 19th century belt around the centre.

For a group of max. 25 persons with attendance, guidance and booking €100/150.

Depending on the theme chosen the tour is about 2 to 4 hours.

 

0ur hunts through the city

– Browsing around in the historical city
A nice quest that takes participants through all the little nooks and main squares in the city center of Ghent.

– Photographic hunt trough the city
Search for major landmarks and hidden gems in the center of Ghent through pictures taken in the city, and discover its rich history and its quirky residents.

Our hunts cost €8 each, and can be bought at the service desk in the Belfry of Ghent.

 

Culinary walks

Combine a guided tour with the good things Ghent has to offer: regional beer, gin, sweets, cheese or the famous Tierenteyn mustard. From a walk with tidbits to a culinary discovery with a 4 course diner, contact us for a program proposal!

 

Information

For further information we will welcome you at our secretary’s office

Vzw GANDANTE

Woestijnegoedlaan 16

9032 Gent – Wondelgem

tel. : 0479/51.52.42

fax.: 09/225.18.14

e-mail : info@gandante.be

website : www.gandante.be:

For special walks or special lectures a price offer is made depending on content, time and duration.  It is obvious that Gandante will ask for  a reasonable period to prepare  a programme meeting your quality needs.

 

A tour in the Belfry

The 93-metre-high Belfry of Ghent is one of the three medieval towers that overlook the old city centre of Ghent. A Belfry tower is the most typical building in medieval Flemisch cities. It represents the power of the cities and functioned as treasury and watch tower.

Visit our website for more information on the Belfry: http://www.belfortgent.be/.

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