Travel / Gent in 24h

Giri

Jan Breydelstraat 18
9000 Gent
Belgium

Wednesday - Monday 8.00 - 20.00
Tuesdays - closed

 

Giri

For breakfast and lunch check out Giri. It's on this beautiful little street that extends into the famous Korenlei next to the Leie river. I had a wonderful cauliflower and salmon quiche. They have a variety of daily specials and judging by their Instagram feed they all must be delicious! 

 

Designmuseum Gent

Jan Breydelstraat 5
9000 Gent

Thursday - Tuesday 9.30 - 17.30
Saturday & Sunday 10.00 - 18.00

 

Gent Design Museum

Literally opposite Giri you will find Gent's design museum, bringing together Belgian's most influential innovations. Their permanent collection will be presented in a brand new concept in spring 2018, but a changing selection of it is on display based on different themes. Definitely check what temporary exhibitions they have on as well. Besides that, also check out their beautiful greenhouse cafe!

 

Huiszwaluw

Hoogpoort 3
9000 Gent

Monday - Saturday 10.30 - 18.00

 

Huiszwaluw

This concept store was my favorite place for small presents and interior inspiration. Huiszwaluw carries scandi brands such as Ferm Living and House Doctor, but also the best of Gent's design scene and has a great selection of magazines and especially travel guides. 

 

Bidon Coffee & Bicycle

Bisdomkaai 25
9000 Gent

Monday - Friday 9.00 - 17.00
Saturday & Sunday 10.00 - 18.00

 

Bidon Coffee & Bicycle

This cafe has a really laid back atmosphere, combining great coffee and a love for bikes. A symbiosis that is popular amongst many cosmopolitain caffeine hotspots. And yet again it is working! Also their lunch and breakfast is great!

 

S.M.A.K.

Jan Hoetplein 1
9000 Gent

Tuesday - Friday 9.30 - 17.30
Saturday & Sunday 10.00 - 18.00

 

Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst

If you are interested in contemporary art the ever so slightest bit, you just need to check out this museum! A nice little addition to the already fabulous museum is that the entry is only 2€ for visitors under 26. This is actually the case for the majority of Gent's museum.

 
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Uncle Babe's

Sluizekenstraat 2
9000 Gent

Tuesday - Thurday 17.00 - 1.00
Friday & Saturday 12.00 - 2.00
Sunday 17.00 - 0.00

 

Uncle Babe's

For dinner, check out Uncle Babe's in the picturesque Patershol neighbourbood. If you manage to plan ahead, make a reservation especially if you're there on a weekend. Uncle Babe's has, simply put one, some the best burgers I had in a really long time! And trust me I eat more burgers than I would like to admit. Also everything is very reasonably priced. All in all, I 100% recommend! After dinner, check out Jigger's Bar on Oudburg 16. This chic but cozy old school serves the most refined classic c