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Gentse feesten in Ghent, Belgium

19 – 28 July 2019

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Gentse feesten – one of the largest culture events in Europe

Gentse feesten, one of the largest folk festivals in Europe, has been running since 1843.

It’s a feast, a festival, and a cultural event all rolled into one.

In 2018 it counted over 1.200.000 visitors during the festival week !!

The city center closes to traffic and is taken over by street artists, acrobats, and musicians.

Over 300 organizations arrange almost 4,000 events in 360 locations.

Literally, there is something to suit every taste.

It kicks off  on Friday with an incredible fire landscape that starts in the park and moves to all the different squares in the Festivities Zone.

And plenty of top-class artists take to the podiums across the city.

How to get there

Ghent is easily accessible whether you’re driving or traveling by public transport.

Close to the intersection of the E17 and the E40 motorways, it’s just under an hour’s drive away from Brussels International Airport.

There are two train stations and the journey from Brussels takes just half an hour.

If you are flying to Charleroi Airport, a shuttle bus travels to Bruges via Ghent nine times a day.

The Gentse feesten takes place at various locations throughout the city, but the beautiful Old Town is the main centre of the event.

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Coinciding with the Gentsefeesten is the internationally renowned, Gent Jazz Festival.

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