An oasis of tranquillity in the heart of the cultural city life of Ghent.
We live at a big citygarden, with cohousing in an old school(°1898).
We live in the centre,10 min. walking to the historic centre.
Lonely Planet 2011: Top 10 "Best in Travel":
"GENT suit your taste as a tourist destination. Also found that the makers of the renowned travel guide Lonely Planet. This will annually a list of ten regions, countries and cities that you must have seen. This top ten is published in the "Best in-travel-guide.In the edition for 2011 Gent flaunted seventh of cities to visit. The city was incorporated for the first time and is one of the smallest towns in the list.According to Lonely Planet, GHENT IS THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN EUROPE. Tourists generally Brussels, Bruges and Antwerp, Ghent but let your left. The city owes its inclusion in the list of its beautiful historic center, its reputation as a festival city and its large student population."
- See more at: http://www.visitgent.be/nl/lonely-planet?context=tourist#sthash.CAZPPR8t.dpuf
30 min. to Bruges, 45 min. to Brussels, Antwerp and the sea.
Ghent is a city on a human scale: all the top sights are within walking distance of each other.Walking is also the most efficient - and healthy! - Way to discover the city.
The pedestrianized town is made entirely tailored to the hikers and cyclists. With bus and tram touch quickly and easily on any spot in the city.
Old buildings (Belfort, Lam Gods, Gravensteen,...), museums, concerts, opera, theatre, dance, musical, caféconcert, film,festivals, 250 restaurants, 300 cafés (Belgium beers!)...Look for information at www.visitgent.be/zien
In our garden you can do bbq,in our own sportsale you can play badminton, trampoline, circus...
Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014 - top 10 countries:
"High emotions in Europe's underrated gem
Belgium has picturesque cities Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels with great museums. The food and drink is a gustatory blast (think the world's best beer, chocolate and chips), the countryside flat and placid, the seaside surprisingly chic, while cultural treasures range from medieval masters to Tintin. Yet the words "Belgium" and "holiday" don't usually mix. From 2014, a huge influx of visitors is expected due to the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI , a festival of remembrance lasting until 2018 , which may change preconceptions. Belgo-newbies will find medieval towns where culture and gastronomy meet, with Gothic buildings, paintings by Breugel, Van Eyck and Magritte, canals and cool shops. And they?ll discover mellow meadows, where cows moo beside monuments, and battlefields and cemeteries that testify to the horrors of a war now shifting from living memory."
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-tips-and-articles/lonely-planets-best-in-travel-2014-top-10-countries#ixzz2wcLiAmuK