Welcome to East Flanders

Ghent, Belgium's festival capital, is the province's beating heart, with a wealth of stunning architectural heritage and centuries of colourful history and culture. Nearby Geraardsbergen is the gateway to the undulating hills and bucolic scenery of the Flemish Ardennes. Home to the Tour of Flanders road-bike race, the area's position, terrain and infrastructure make it a fine starting point for two-wheeled explorations further afield.

The race doesn't bypass pretty Oudenaarde and nor should you. Its architecture, handful of attractions, quality dining options and delightful private guesthouses are all great reasons to linger overnight.

Top experiences in East Flanders

East Flanders activities

$8.64 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Ghent Guided Sightseeing Boat Trip pass the Graslei, Vleeshuis

This is a boat trip in the historical heart of Ghent. It is an informative boat trip along the River Leie which takes you through the city of Ghent to let you discover the period of the Middle Ages. See the silent witnesses of the prestigious and glorious past: the beautiful fronts of houses of the Graslei (the medieval port), the big old meat-market as well as the rugged and steep walls of the Castle of Counts. Admire the only traditional remaining wooden house front.There are open and covered boats available and there will be guided commentary so you can enjoy the views while also learning about the city of Ghent.

$40.22 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Ghent Belgian Beer Tasting Tour with Traditional Snacks

Be welcomed at a historical place in Ghent, where we meet next to the local sweet seller. Our visit to the first location, will bring you in the authentic atmosphere of the Belgian beers. 1 or more degustations are given with a small explication of your - not to forget- LOCAL, passionated guide, followed by a short walk into the second hidden beer place. Two other locations are waiting for your visit to welcome you and surprise you with some exclusive Belgian beers, that you never drunk before. Samples of cheese and other local delicacies will complete this activity. With max 16 like-minded people this tour experience will become a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As this activity is happening from 2016, we still have small groups, which gives us the option to share easily our own beer preferences. 

$9.22 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Belfort of Ghent Entrance Ticket

Visit: Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Ghent, East Flanders ProvinceThe Belfry is the symbol of the autonomy and independency of the city of Ghent. The construction started in 1313 and its height makes it the tallest belfry in Belgium.From the top you can enjoy an amazing view of the city! Through the centuries, the tower served - other than as a bell tower - as a fortified watchtower and to announce warnings. It was also the place where the documents evidencing the municipal privileges were kept. The top of the building have been rebuilt several times, to accommodate the growing number of bells.Opening hoursMonday to Sunday (except 25 december and 1 january) 10am - 6pm (last entry at 5:30pm)

$137.99 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Foodie lovers of Gent with a local host!

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ghent City Center, Ghent, East Flanders ProvinceCurious how locals love to start their day? With their unique préparé!. Duration: 15 minutes

$344.98 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private New Zealand Battlefield Tour in Flanders from Ghent

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Messines Ridge, Mesen, West Flanders ProvinceYou will stand on the battlefield where NZ troops were launched in the battle.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Mesen, West Flanders ProvinceThis Memorial stands on the German 1st line you will have a view on No Man's Land.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial, Mesen, West Flanders ProvinceThis memorial is bearing the names of the New Zealand soldiers who died in the Battle of Messines and have no known grave.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Spanbroekmolen Mine Crater, Wijtschate, West Flanders ProvinceThis is one of the 19 mines that were detonated on the morning of the battle.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Lettenberg Bunkers, Kemmel, Heuvelland, West Flanders ProvinceSee these bunkers built in the ridge, they were once headquarters and a dressing station.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, West Flanders ProvinceIs the cemetery where David Galager is buried, he was the fromer Captain of the All Black.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Poperinge Town Hall Death Cell, Poperinge, West Flanders ProvinceSee the death cell and the execution pole in the townhall of Poperinge.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Langemark Cemetery, Langemark, West Flanders ProvinceSee a German and feel the difference between this cemetery and allied burial places.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Flanders ProvinceBefore arriving at Tyne Cot we stop at S'Graventafel NZ Memorial, it is the place where David Galager was mortally wounded on 4 Octobre 1917.Standing in Tyne Cot, the largest CWGC's cemetery. the Memorial is bearing 35 000 names of soldiers who have no known grave.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ypres Cloth Hall, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders ProvinceYou will see the Cloth Hall on the Main Square, the Cathedral and some of the other nice buildings. You have some free time in town.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders ProvinceYou will attend the Last Post at the Menin Gate, after the service I bring you back to your hotel in Gent.Duration: 1 hour

$1152.48 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Full Day Tour of Bruges from Amsterdam

Your private group's day starts at 9am when you're picked up from your hotel or accommodation in Amsterdam by private vehicle. Your air-conditioned private car can seat 4 adults, making this tour a great option for families or small groups of friends.  Begin with a visit to Bruges ("bridges"), a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's often called the "Venice of the North" because of its well-preserved medieval architecture and picturesque canals. Explore the narrow cobblestone streets and hear how this West Flanders capital city was a thriving trade center during the Middle Ages from your English-speaking guide. See hidden sights only known to locals before continuing to East Flanders. At the end of your tour, your guide will take you back to Amsterdam.