Travel |Citytrip | Ghent with kids

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As we love going on city trips with our kid, it’s always a challenge to find just enough places to keep her happy, without having to hang out in the playground all day. A lot of cities these days are fully childproof. So here are my tips for a city trip to Ghent with your kids.

Gravensteen Castle

A fairly unique castle in the city centre of Ghent. A medieval fortress with lots of fun and sometimes scary elements for the kids to discover.


Boat trip

A boat trip is always a fun and different way to discover Ghent. I must admit, that you can’t go very far since the canals are not round, so it’s going a bit up and down the canals, but the views are well worth the trip.



Don’t feel like eating with the tourists during your city trip in Ghent? We have the perfect place for you to go. It’s called the Ganzerik, filled with locals and situated a bit out of the city centre. A perfect place to wind down, hang out and try one of they many delicious dishes. Make sure to try one of the nice beers, cocktails and lemonades all on tap. As the streets are wide and not crowded at all, this is a very child-friendly neighbourhood.


Huis van Alijn

This child-friendly museum, with beautiful interior garden, café and shop is a unique location in the historical centre of Ghent. The House of Alijn tells a timeless story about the culture of everyday life. There’s a lot to discover and make sure to visit the museum shop for fun and retro look gifts and postal cards.


Need more tips for a city-trip to Ghent? Make sure to read up on my other blogs. Loving the facades of this town? Looking for other cities to travel with or without your kids?

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