About this listing
Private room (40m2) with tv, wifi and double bed.
We share the bathroom and toilet. Our house is located nearby the centre of beautifull Ghent (cfr Lonely Planet).
The house is a 10 minutes walk to the historical centre of Ghent.
We live in a quiet neighbourhoodd. You can park your car in our street ( 3 euros a day) or at the free parking space at 150 m.
When arriving by train at Sint-Pietersstation you can take tramway 4 or take a cab for 8 euros.
At walking distance you have restaurants, pubs, shops, musea, concerthall, cinema and lot more. In our guidebook we marked several adresses of nice shops and restaurants. We like you to have a nice stay with us. Ghent is waiting to be discovered by you!
Near Antwerp,Brussels and Bruges. Ghent has a central location in Flanders. Antwerp and Brussels at 50 km and Bruges at 30 km. All cities are easy to reach by train.
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10 of the best foodie destinations in Ghent
Ghent is fast becoming Belgium's best city for foodies, with dynamic chefs championing fine local produce. Here are the stars of its culinary scene
John Brunton wrote
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Volta is one of Ghent's best restaurants.
abaout 300 meters from our house
It is well worth the 10-minute walk out of the city centre to discover Volta, a cool restaurant housed in a vast converted turbine hall. The kitchen is run by genial young chef Olly Ceulenaere, who prepares a fabulous seven-course tasting €59 menu in the evening, with surprising dishes such as crunchy white cabbage topped with smoked eel and parsley root.
• 2b Nieuwe Wandeling, (phone number hidden), (website hidden), mains €32-€40.Open Tues-Sat noon-2pm, 7pm-9pm
Newly opened JEF typifies the changes going on in Flemish cooking. Chef Jason Blanckaert abandoned the Michelin-starred cuisine of the chic but classic C-Jean restaurant to open his own casual, minimalist diner. It's what the chef calls "real food": hearty portions of slow-cooked veal and belly of pork and oven-braised cod with shellfish and pumpkin. Don't expect rich sauces – the ingredients are the star here.
• 10 Lange Steenstraat, (phone number hidden), (website hidden), lunch set menu €25, dinner set menu €55. Open Tues-Thurs noon-2pm, 7pm-10pm, Fri noon-2pm, 7pm-1am, Sat 7pm-10pm, closed Sundays
One of Belgium's most talented chefs, Kobe Desramaults cooks his signature "earthy" cuisine in a cult restaurant in the Flemish countryside, but now he has just opened De Vitrine, an ancient butcher's shop in Ghent, run by one of his young team, Mathias Speybrouck. Drinks and Flemish tapas are served around the butcher's marble counter, with a small dining room at the back, fully booked way in advance. Mathias creates fresh, surprising recipes such as young sprouts topped with cockles.
• 134 Brabantdam, (phone number hidden), (website hidden), three-course lunch €33, three-course dinner €45. Open Tues-Fri noon-2pm, Tues-Sat evening reservations at 6.30pm or 9pm
There are all the usual famous-name Belgian chocolates on sale in the centre of Ghent, but real chocoholics will search out this off-the-beaten track boutique showcasing the creations of local chocolatier Nicolas Vanaise. He makes his seductive, zen chocolates each morning in his own home, starting at 5am, and can scarcely keep up with demand. Travelling regularly to Japan for inspiration, his chocolate truffles resemble calligraphy art works, mixing strange combinations of flavours and textures, such as lemon and coffee.
• 11a Walpoortstraat, (phone number hidden). Open Tues-Sat 10am-6pm
Annick de Splenter has renovated another of Ghent's old industrial buildings, installing brewing vats and transforming the rest of the space into a friendly bar and restaurant. She brews twice a week, and these Gruut beers are delicious – not too strong compared with traditional Belgian Trappists. The menu features hearty local favourites such as waterzooi, a tasty chicken stew, or stoverij, tender beef braised in beer.
• 10 Grote Huidevettershoek, (phone number hidden), (website hidden), mains from €10-€14. Open Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 2pm-7pm
Ghent has a beautiful medieval fish market, but it is now being turned into offices and a brash modern brasserie. The last fishmonger to leave was Guido Meersschaut, the fourth generation of a family who began in 1846 selling Ostend shrimps in wicker baskets. You have to grab a cab to his new premises but it is worth the trip. There is a tasting bar where clients can discover the difference between Breton, Dutch and Colchester oysters, sample maatjes (raw herrings, €2 a piece), or try traditional paling in het groen (eel braised in a parsley sauce, €38).
• 27 Ajuinmarktstraat, Gent-Ledeberg, (phone number hidden), (website hidden). Open Tue-Sat 9am-12.30pm, 2pm-6pm
Tierenteyn looks more like an apothecary than a delicatessen, and although the shelves are stocked with stone jars of spices and herbs, everyone comes here for their unique mustard, dating back to 1790, and shrouded in secrecy that resembles medieval alchemy. There are no preservatives used, which means the mustard can only be sold here on these premises. Once you have tried Tierenteyn, everything from Dijon to Colman's pales in comparison.
• 3 Groenmarkt, (phone number hidden), (website hidden). Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-6pm, Sat 8.30am-12.30pm, 1pm-6pm
Maarten and Jeroen Michels look like a couple of mad scientists, and are known around town as "the Roomer Boys", after the unique aperitif they invented using Heath Robinson-like stills and their grandmother's elderflower wine. Today, Roomer has its own state-of-the-art distillery, and is the perfect drink for the waterside terraces of Ghent's numerous cafes.
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Housed in a splendid baroque mansion on the Leie river, Temmerman is the town's favourite old-fashioned sweetshop. The shelves are lined with tempting jars of sticky toffees, fruit gums and liquorice, but what makes Temmerman so famous is its speculoos gingerbread and an array of eccentric candies – such as mammelokkers (breast lickers), or cuberdons, distinctive "red nose" raspberry jellies.
• 79 Kraanlei, (phone number hidden). Open Wed-Sat 11am-6pm
Thirty years ago, three students began making organic cheeses using non-pasteurised milk in the cellar of an ancient convent, and they've become something of an institution in Ghent. There are four basic cow and goat cheeses, and the ones not to be missed are Dulse, flavoured with red algae, and Pas de Bleu, which is actually as blue as Roquefort, and delicious to taste with the dairy's own beer, Lousberg.
We share the bathroom but you'll have all the privacy you need. You can use the bathroom between 6.00AM and 22.00PM. You can lock the door. Towels are provided in your room. There's also a sink in your room.
We live at walking distance (10 minutes) of the historical center of Ghent. We live in a quiet neighborhood
Other Things to Note
The room is on the top floor of the house. Four stairs high.
Please no smoking inside the house. You can smoke on the terrace if you want.