Ghent scavenger hunt and city tourGhent scavenger hunt was created to offer you the best way to explore a unique city. Ghent’s history dates back to the 1300s, when it was the richest and largest city in northern Europe. The confluence of two rivers, the Scheldt and the Leie, made Ghent a major port city, and in the 18th and 19th centuries, the city had a thriving textile industry.
Explore Ghent, playing our scavenger hunt!
What to expect
- Uncover the highlights with an interactive smartphone app. Solve location-based riddles on this walking tour.
- Visit 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.
- Feel the thrill of completing each riddle. Start or pause the tour whenever you want. See the city at your own pace.
- Read interesting information and facts. Stop to snap pictures as you go. Reveal an exciting a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction.
- Mobile app and login credentials
- Self guided tour
Important information about Ghent scavenger hunt
- Average duration: 2 hours including total walking time 30 minutes
- Walking Distance: 2.5 km
- Supported languages: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch
- Museum admission fees: Visits to museums and other attractions do not require a ticket, as the puzzles are related to
their outdoor areas. Admission is purely your choice.
Not suitable for…
- Wheelchair users
- People with mobility impairments
- Unaccompanied children
What to bring
- Weather-appropriate and comfortable clothing and shoes
- Charged smartphone
- Internet connection in case of the online-mobile application.
What you need to know about Ghent scavenger hunt ?
- No one will be waiting for you anywhere, it’s just you and your smartphones!
- You can start playing anytime, any day, every day! You can even pause your game and resume later or any other day within a year !
- You can use one language per serial number. If your group is multilingual, you will need to buy more games if you need more languages.
- There is no time limit for the game. You can complete it at any time at your own pace.
- Our game is completely outdoor, so it depends on the weather. The game can continue on the same day or another day if it is interrupted.
- Prefer to start the game in daylight, as the lack of light may make it difficult to solve puzzles. However, the game can still be played at night.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. It is a nice and very educational activity for them if an adult helps them solve the puzzles and explains them.
- Puzzles do not require knowledge. Players must use their imagination, logic, combinatorial thinking and cooperation.
- Every attraction hides a puzzle ! The puzzles are independent and not connected to each other through a story. The goal is for players to interact with the attractions and their surrounding areas !
- Our game is completely covid19-free as it is an outdoor game!
Ghent scavenger hunt and city tour
Starting location: Saint Michael’s Church
Ending location: Gravensteen
You will visit:
Saint Michael’s bridge
Saint Bavo’s Cathedral
Belfort van Gent
Saint Nicholas’ Church
Gravensteen and more…
1.Saint Michael’s Church – starting point of Ghent scavenger hunt and city tour
This is one of the most well-known churches present in Ghent, and it is known for its gothic theme. Being a roman catholic, it was built in the 15th century, and the interior decoration of this crouch takes you right to those days. Apart from all the viewing, you can visit some restaurants that are just within walking distance, providing you the right food to explore Ghent.
2.Saint Michael’s Bridge
If you look for reasons to love Ghent, one of the biggest ones is this bridge. The thing that makes it so special is that this lace in Ghent is surrounded all over by amazing views. Apart from all the views and the romantic atmosphere of this bridge, one thing you will never want to miss is to pause for the view of the three towers. Visiting this place in the evening time when the gothic buildings nearby are illuminated will guide a jaw-dropping view.
Located in the center of the city is this concert hall. Whether you are au for any type of music, you will get it here, and the amazing thing here is that you can enjoy standing as well as seated concerts here.
4.Saint Bavo’s Cathedral
Dating back to the 10th century, this church has been standing here since then. The interesting thing is that it has been converted many times until it finally became Saint Bavo’s cathedral in the 16th century. Not only is this church located in the heart of the city, but I also have the treasure of art from Ghent with a lot of masterpieces.
5.Belfort van Gent
This is one of the top 3 medieval towers from the old center of the city, and its height also makes it the tallest belfry in the whole of Belgium. Being attractive from the outside, it is more attractive from the inside with a lot of artifacts to explore.
6.Saint Nicholas’ Church
This church takes you to the 13th century, and it is also one of the oldest landmarks here in Ghent. Not only this but being right to the main square means that you can stop by for an amazing feast from any of the top-class restaurants here.
Here you will be at the most famous tourist attractions that are situated right between the Leie Rover and the Saint Nicholas’ Church. Not only does the beauty of this place will attract you, but the restaurants with terraces and the Ghent coffee will become an amazing experience.
The churches date back to the 12th and 14th centuries, and this is also built in the same gothic theme. However, now it has gone through numerous expansions making it even more attractive for the visitors.
Located in the historic center of the city, this is a city square named after a regular Friday market staged here every week. Though it is rich in history, this could be the place to explore a lot about Ghent via the market here.
10.Gravensteen – Ghent scavenger hunt and city tour ending
The Medieval castle that dates back to the 12th century is an amazing sight and has a lot of things to explore. A place that served as a court, prison, cotton factory and a lot more is now one of the tourist attractions with its amazing sight.