Hi. I am Ben, an official Ghent city guide, from Ben’s Ghent – Free & Private Tours.

I was born and bred in the province of West Flanders, but I have been living in downtown Ghent for over 25 years now. Because of the superior quality of life not to mention its medieval setting, I have become a real Ghent chauvinist.

I am really fond of Ghent: its stringent stories, its quirky wood panelled bars, its cosy terraces and restaurants, its (street) art and culture, its crossover of musical styles, its dazzling nightlife not to forget the stubborn but friendly and easy-going Ghentians.

I’d like to share my love for Ghent by immersing you in its rich history, culture, architecture and entertainment. That’s why I’m offering you three free tours:

  • The Highlights of Ghent: History, Culture, Architecture and Entertainment.
  • Gorgeous Ghent by night. Discover Ghent’s twice awarded light plan, night culture, night stories & nightlife
  • Free Graffiti & Street Art Tour. Find out about Ghent’s world famous street art superstar ROA, international street artists, Graffiti Street, the local scene,…

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PUT YOUR OWN CUSTOMISED PRIVATE TOUR TOGETHER

Ben’s Ghent’s free tours package is the perfect shopwindow for your own CUSTOMISED PRIVATE TOUR.

CUSTOMISATION’ means full flexibility. You are in TOTAL CONTROL over:

  • your TOUR DURATION

1 hour, 1.5 hour, 2 hours, 2.5 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours,…

  • your MEETING POINT and your FINAL STOP

I can pick you up anywhere in the city centre. On top of that, your tour starts at the first tour stop, not at the meeting point.

From your final stop, I will personally guide you to your next appointment in the city centre.

  • your TOUR CONTENT and the number of TOUR STOPS

Choose what you really want to see and experience: you have DOZENS OF OPTIONS:

The top highlights: the three towers, the castle of the counts, the old harbour, the city hall, the Achtersikkel, the great butchers’ hall,…

The world famous Adoration of the Mystic Lamb aka the Ghent Altarpiece, Hubert & Jan Van Eyck, Joos Vijdt, the Monuments Men & George Clooney, the mysterious theft of two panels in 1934, info on the Van Eyck year in 2020 with a prestigious Jan Van Eyck exhibition at the museum of fine arts plus a brand new visitors’ centre with augmented reality helmets inside Saint Bavo’s cathedral,…

The light plan & the light festivals, night stories, night culture, nightlife, an optional pub crawl,…

Compelling stories & fun facts about Belgian and Ghent beer culture, the noose bearers, the counts of Flanders, executions, the world exhibition of 1913, Too Many Deejays, Ten Days Off,…

Famous Ghentians like Emperor Charles, Jacob Van Artevelde, ROA, Kevin De Bruyne, Guy Verhofstadt, Gerard Mortier,…

The best stories about the Ghent festivities, Odegand, Film Fest Ghent, Ghent Jazz and other events

Street art, Graffiti Street, the ‘Sorry/not Sorry Festivals’, contemporary Ghent, the sound of the underground,…

Everything you always wanted to know about Ghent treats, bars, restaurants, terraces, shops, hidden secrets,…

Off the beaten track places like De Krook, the book tower, the Minard theatre, Vooruit arts and cultural centre, de Reep, the 3 beguinages,…

  • your PACE and the total DISTANCE covered

Would you like less walking and more talking or the other way round? Are you into slow walking, taking many pictures or more into surprising in depth insights? You choose.

  • your (optional) FUN EXTRAS

Do you like fun extras like a barista coffee stop with a Ghent treat in a trendy coffee bar? A typical Ghent aperitif or a Ghent craft beer in a quirky brown bar? A moment of ice cream quality time during the tour? Or do you have any other special requests? It’s all up to you.

Would you like a special PRIVATE or VIP-Tour LOW SEASON DEAL? Contact me for a NON-BINDING  OFFER now.