How to get here?


On foot

Our house is right in the middle of the centre of Ghent. Hoogpoort connects the conservatory with townhall and the castle Gravensteen. 200 meter from the mediaeval harbour (Graslei and Korenlei) and 300 meter from a crossing of two GR, long-distance walking routes.

By bike

You cycle to the townhall of Ghent. This is 200 meter from our house. Then take (or ask) direction castle Gravensteen. Bikes can be taken inside. Did not bring your own bike? You can rent bycicles for half or full day nearby.

Public transport

After arrival at Gent Sint Pieters Railway Station take tram 1, in the direction of Wondelgem or Evergem.  Get off at the castle “Gravensteen”, this is not more than 10 minutes from the station.   Walk back along the tram-rails, cross the bridge, pass the little square (“Groentenmarkt”) and walk straigth into our street, Hoogpoort.  Our house is at number 25.

After arrival at Gent Dampoort Railway Station take bus number 3 in the direction of Mariakerke.  Get off at the third stop (“Sint-Jacob”).  Walk about 200 meters  in Belfortstraat and turn right before townhall.  Now you are in our street, Hoogpoort.

By car

A taxi-rank can be found at 200 meter from our house (Korenmarkt).

If you come by car, take the P-route (a circular route around the city-centre, that connects all parking facilities) till you come at the underground parking “Vrijdagmarkt” : open 24/24.  Price : € 23,00 per 24 hours.  This is only 300 meters from our doorstep.

You can also park for free at a Park&Ride zone at the outskirts of Ghent.  Exit Gentbrugge on E17 and then take tram 21/22 to the centre of Ghent.  Change to tram 4 at stop “Zuid” and get off at stop Gravensteen (Castle).  This stop is only 200 meters from our frontdoor.

Hoogpoort is in the pedestrian area with very restricted motorized traffic.  Charging and discharging can be done only after 18.00 hrs and before 11.00 hrs.  Parking and driving through is not permitted.

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