St James' Church, Ghent

St James' Church, Ghent: Our most recommended tours and activities

Ghent: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

1. Ghent: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Uncover the highlights in Ghent with an interactive smartphone app. Stroll through the city solving location-based riddles on this walking tour. Marvel at the Gothic-style Saint Michael's Church and the medieval Gravensteen castle.  Uncover 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. Stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game. Start or pause the tour whenever you want as you control the schedule. Explore the city at your own pace, and stop to snap pictures as you please. Reveal an exciting puzzle at the exterior of each attraction and learn local facts along the way. Start your tour from Sint-Michielskerk, in the center of Ghent. Visit Sint-Michielsburg with its unique architecture and explore Sint Niklaaskerkt with its magnificent architecture. Take a picture of the Belfry of Ghent that is straight out of a fairy tale. Let yourself get lost in Sint-Baaf's Cathedral with its unique interior and imposing exterior. Learn about the ornate Gothic facade of Ghent City Hall and see the Korenmarkt at the heart of the city. Admire Place de Neuve with its imposing statue and be enchanted by the Sint-Jacobskerk. Pass by Vrijdagmarkt with its lifelike statue and great history. Gaze at the medieval castle of Gravensteen and learn about knights, princesses, and stories from the past.

Ghent: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

2. Ghent: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour from Sint-Michielskerk, in the center of Ghent! Visit Sint-Michielsburg with its unique architecture and explore Sint Niklaaskerkt with its magnificent architecture. Take a picture of the Belfry of Ghent that is straight out of a fairy tale and let yourself get lost in Sint-Baaf's Cathedral with its unique interior and imposing exterior. Learn about the ornate Gothic facade of Ghent City Hall. Still the Korenmarkt will fill your mobile phone memory, as it is the heart of Ghent. Admire Place de Neuve with its imposing statue. The miraculous Sint-Jacobskerk will enchant you. You will love the Vrijdagmarkt with its lifelike statue and great history, while Gravensteen(where the tour ends) will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour as it will evoke memories of knights, princesses and a unique era that is still remembered in books and stories.

Ghent: Historic City Exploration Smartphone Game

3. Ghent: Historic City Exploration Smartphone Game

Become your own tour guide as you take on an exciting digital game that will help you explore Ghent at your own pace. Your phone will act as your compass, by challenging you to solve riddles and providing clues to lead you toward your next destination. Lead your own adventure with exciting tasks only you can solve. Each solved task will result in directions to reach a new site. Keep a steady pace and finish the game in one hour or take your time to admire every detail by pausing and restarting the game when you wish to. Throughout your journey, you'll come across historic landmarks such as St Michael's Church, St James' Church, the Castle of Gerard the Devil, and the Vrijdagmarkt. Learn interesting legends and stories of the city's past. End your expedition outside of Gravensteen.

From Brussels: Ghent Discovery Full-Day Small Group Tour

4. From Brussels: Ghent Discovery Full-Day Small Group Tour

The tour begins with pickup from the meeting point in Brussels and heads out of the city towards Ghent where a day of adventure awaits. During the journey, listen to your passionate guide bring to life the rich-history of Ghent and the ancient capital of Flanders whilst soaking up scenic views of the countryside. Arrive in Ghent and stretch your legs with a guided tour of the city’s highlights including the churches of Saint Jacob, Saint Michael, and Saint Nicholas, as well as the Town Hall, the Cloth Hall, and the Old Harbor. Next, enjoy a guided tour of the cathedral where you can learn about the Adoration of the Lamb painting by the Van Eyck brothers. Later, discover the impressive Castle of the Count of Flanders, one of Europe’s most important medieval castles which was built in the late 12th century. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, head over to the medieval Great Butcher’s Hall where you can taste local Ganda Ham that has been cured amongst the great wooden rafters. The ham is salted and dried by local craftspeople following an age-old traditional recipe. Afterwards, enjoy an option set lunch in the heart of the city followed by free time to explore at your own pace. The highlight of the day is a scenic boat ride along the rivers of Ghent, providing a unique perspective of the city. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Brussels.

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What people are saying about St James' Church, Ghent

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 40 reviews

We have just traveled through the city of Ghent with our two little girls aged 13 and 14. They did not see the time pass and remained concentrated almost the entire period. A relaxed, playful and open experience on the city's monuments. I recommend it for a walk with children or grandchildren To test in a group perhaps also Congratulations and good luck to your team

Nice walk It allows you to visit the city center and discover a bit of history without calling on a guide! To be repeated in other cities

only had some trouble opening the activity but otherwise a good experience!

Interesting information about the city, nice puzzles, we had great time.

It was nice, with my boyfriend we really liked this playful discovery.