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The beste shops in Ghent

From large well-known clothing stores to authentic boutiques and lively markets, Ghent has a wide range of great shops for young and old. Discover shops in the bustling city centre, go shopping in Ghent's colourful, concealed shopping streets or stroll around one of the many second-hand or farmer's markets in the Flemish shopping city. A day of shopping in Ghent never gets boring, so it is good to know where to go.
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Shopping in the center

Ghent's historic centre is bursting with great shops. Surrounded by centuries-old architecture and imposing monuments, you can enjoy shopping at countless shops of leading retailers and small entrepreneurs. In the well-known shopping areas Korenmarkt and Langemunt you will find most shops such as jewellers, shoe shops, unique boutiques.

Travelling by train for a day of shopping in Ghent? The Quartier Sint-Pieters area of the station is true shopping heaven. Visit the best shops along wide shopping streets such as Koningin Elisabethlaan, Koning Albertlaan and Koningin Astridlaan.

Shopping on Kortrijksesteenweg

Are you out and about for several days and want to discover a unique shopping street in Ghent? In less than 20 minutes by public transport from Sint-Pieters station in Ghent, you will reach the Kortrijksesteenweg shopping street. Discover a variety of shops such as clothing and shoe shops, bookstores and a bicycle shop.

Lovely shopping streets with vintage & design

Ghent is a hip cultural city and this is reflected in the number of trendy shops. The shopping neighbourhoods of Rond Sint-Jacobs and Linkeroever have a striking number of shops selling second-hand (designer) clothes, retro interior design items and vintage finds. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, there is also a second-hand and antiques market at Beverhoutplein and Bij Sint-Jacobs. Stroll past numerous stalls and then rest at a trendy coffee bar.

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Shopping centres Dok Noord and De Post

Not had enough yet? Then also visit Ghent's trendiest shopping centre: Dok Noord. This former factory building is now a cultural hotbed where you can shop at unique boutiques and then settle down at the best food joints. Famous chain shops can be found in the small shopping centre De Post.

Discover luxury and quirky shops

South of Sint-Pieters station lies Ghent's largest shopping district: SoGo. Stylish boutiques, chic brand shops, specialty shops and cool streetwear shops intermingle in SoGo's three most famous shopping streets: Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat, Walpoortstraat and Kortedagstraat. After a day of shopping in Ghent, treat yourself to dinner and a cultural performance at the Vooruit arts centre.

Opening hours shops

Most shops in Ghent are open Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 18.00 hrs. Most shops in indoor shopping centres also keep these same times. Going shopping in Ghent in a specific shopping street? Then always check the current opening hours of the shops you would like to visit beforehand. The shops are also open in Ghent every first Sunday of the month.

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Sunday shopping

Would you like to go shopping on a Sunday? Then keep in mind that shops in the centre of Ghent are only open every first Sunday of the month. During these Sunday shopping, various activities take place and shops regularly hold nice promotions. Also good to know: when the shops in Ghent are open on Sundays, you can travel for free with the bus and tram of De Lijn in Ghent. Book your ticket here.

Take the train to shop in Ghent

The train is the best way to travel if you want to go shopping for a day in Ghent. Then you will not have to argue about who is driving and the train has enough space for your bags. You have two options when travelling to Ghent: Intercity Brussels and Eurostar.

With Intercity Brussels

With Intercity Brussels, you will travel from Amsterdam Centraal to Ghent in 3.08 hours. The lowest single fare in second class for this route is € 32. Book your ticket at least 3 days in advance to take advantage of the low price of the Early Bird rate. The availability is limited.

With Eurostar

With Eurostar, you will travel from Amsterdam Centraal to Ghent in 2.17 hours. The lowest one-way price in second class for this route is € 37 .


Book from the station nearby. The journey then has a fixed maximum price of € 9 in second class and € 15 in first class. Moreover, you only have to check in once and receive travel information on the entire route. The sooner you book, the cheaper the train tickets. You can book Eurostar 7 months in advance.

Shops in Ghent

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