Ghent Illuminated walk – VISITFLANDERS

Ghent by light : In the spotlight!

Magical play of light and shadow with award-winning lighting plan


When the sun sets, the city lights up again. The Ghent lighting plan kicks in as thousands of lights are switched on. It’s not a mishmash of styles, but a carefully crafted network of atmospheres and accents.


The concept was developed by the famous lighting designer Roland Jéol. In 2004 the City of Ghent won the International city.people.light award for this lighting plan. The Michelin guide awarded it three stars. Walk in the city centre after nightfall, but do it well before midnight, because then the functional lighting takes over from the atmospheric illumination.