Gent What to Pack

  • Tourist Information Centre
    Tourist Information Centre
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  • Gent: Visitor's guide
    Gent: Visitor's guide
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    Gent: City map
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    In Your Pocket - Gent

    by HORSCHECK Updated Apr 18, 2014

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    In You Pocket - Gent

    Miscellaneous: Although I usually use the excellent "In Your Pocket" guides on my travels to Central- and Eastern Europe, I didn't know that the city of Gent in Begium is also covered by this series.

    I only discovered this after my trip when researching information for my VT page.

    So if you plan to visit Gent, the "In Your Pocket – Gent" guide might be a good resource for all sorts of information. It can be even downloaded for free from their website.

    Website: http://www.inyourpocket.com/

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    Free brochures from the Tourist Information Office

    by HORSCHECK Written Mar 1, 2014

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    Gent: Visitor's guide
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    Miscellaneous: Gent's Tourist Information Office is well equipped with all sorts of free maps and brochures about the city. So it makes sense to at least pick up a free city map, which apart from the location of the main sights, also includes the tram lines and a street index.

    Another interesting free brochure is the "Visitor's Guide" with short descriptions about the city's essentials.

    Inside the Torist Information Office some comfy chairs can be found some of which even offer panoramic views of the the Leie river.

    Directions:
    The Tourist Information Office is located in a sort of inner courtyard at the square Sint-Verleplein, which can be found opposite to the Gravesteen Castle.

    Address: Tourist Information Centre, Sint-Verleplein 5, 9000 Gent

    Website: http://www.visitgent.be/

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    Keep warm and comfortable on the cobbles!

    by ranger49 Updated Nov 30, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: As few and as small as possible particularly if using public transport.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: For a winter visit remember the sun sinks down early and the north sea winds blow cold so layers, gloves, scarves and headgear are highly recommended. There are lots of cobbles - hard on the feet in unsuitable shoes. I was thankful for my smart city walking boots and the chance to sit down in the November sunshine while we drank coffee.

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    Bring your umbrella

    by annase Written Sep 6, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The city experiences unstable (and wet) weather, so it's better be prepared and take your weather gear. In summer, it can be both as hot as ±30°C or much cooler (±11°C). In winter temperatures vary between ±10°C and ±0°C.

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    by richiecdisc Updated Feb 4, 2007

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    An's hands

    Miscellaneous: On my first trip to Ghent, local VTer An (yes, this is her hand and the only photo she would allow!) escorted me on my pub crawl. She was a great sport despite having a bad cold staying out late and helping me find great snacks late at night too! Though we didn't get together on my most recent visit with Doreen I'll always remember fondly my first trip there.

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    Walking under the sun for 6 hours, at 28-30°C

    by Norali Updated Dec 22, 2003

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    Leave alcohol for evening, after the walk :)

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes with cotton socks or the "dri-fit". Sandals are Ok but for sensitive skins, be sure to have enough sunblock lotion for the top of your feet otherwise sunburns...

    Photo Equipment: Necessary film for beaming sun weather, bright light.

    Miscellaneous: Sunglasses, sunlotion/ cream. Water, water, water under the sun... Leave cocktails for the evenings.

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    by kwanou Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Don't forget an umbrella! (I hope you won't need it though.)



    CNN 5 day Weatherforecast

    belgian weatherforecast

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    by artevelde Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Anything will do. Modern city travelers mostly carry flexible bags.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable clothing, rain-proof. Smoking if you want to go to the opera and stand out.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Alka-Seltzer and oxygen mask against hangovers from Belgian Beers.

    Photo Equipment: Hasselblad 6x6 to photograph Gent beauty queens.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: There is a good campsite at 'The Blaarmeersen', Zuiderlaan. There is even a bus from there to the city center (15')

    Miscellaneous: Buy a 'stropke', which is a black-and-white rope to hang around your neck. Makes you look like a real Gentenaar. Dates back to Charles V (see picture), who was born in Gent in 1500 and had a love/hate relationship with its population. After an insurrection he put these ropes around the necks of his opponents, but did not hang them all.

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    by mok Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you visit Gent in the summer it can be very hot,but very cold and wet in the winter,bring a good rain jacket and a umbrello.

    Miscellaneous: Bring your camera and extra films because there is a lot of beautiful places in Gent for photography.

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    by Joeplaboem Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Bring always something against the rain.
    As the weathert can change from day to day in Belgium we can never garantee a long dry period.
    It is common to find a splendid day with 25 degrees and the next day a wet day with only 18 degrees.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Family Travel

    Photo Equipment: A lot of filmrolls

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sorry we have no beach. We have something that is near to a beach (in front of a lake) the Blaarmeersen.
    In this place you can find a camping, sport facilities and yes a mountain for skiing.

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    by pollon Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: probably this pic would have been more suitable under restaurant as it's a pub or under cultural tips as I was said a festival goes on on this site but I'm using it to advice to 'bring' with you more time to visit this town... mine was just a touch and go, a lovely one, but there are lots of places I haven't had time for...

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    by dorotkao Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: have something that is light to carry, or like a pull-on luggage

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: the weather is very wierd, winters are not really cold, and summers are not to hot. a lot of rainy days

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: bendades

    Photo Equipment: take a camera, it is something that you do not see every day

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: the beaches are just beautiful, great way to rela and get away from stress

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    by funkymama Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you visit Gent in the summer it can be very hot,but very cold and wet in the winter,bring a good rain jacket and a umbrello.

    Miscellaneous: Bring your camera and extra films because there is a lot of bauthiful places in Gent for photography.

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    by IngaA Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Umbrella. Don't forget it, Belgium is quite rainy country

    Miscellaneous: This advice is rather 'what to buy' than 'what to take'. Belguian lace, beer and chokolat are world known so take this stuff home and it'll be a nice memory!

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    Bad weather packing list

    by aspierings Updated Mar 18, 2007
    Rainy ant stormy day in Gent

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If the weather is anything like you see in the pciture, be sure to pack an umbrella or even a storm coat.

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