Eahm2019 | Ghent

28th Congress of the European Association for hospital managers

Good reasons to come to EAHM2019 in Ghent

Ghent is considered one of the most beautiful historical cities in Europe. The city combines an impressive past with a vivid present. You will hardly ever see such a diversity of architectural styles and treasures, most of which are protected as national heritage by UNESCO. Strolling through Ghent often coincides with an adventurous journey through history. This beautiful historical city - deservedly the most pleasant one of Flanders - has dozens of unique buildings, representing 1,000 years of history.

Did you know that...

  • • Ghent was awarded seventh place on the Must-See list in Lonely Planet’s “Best in Travel”.

  • National Geographic Traveller Magazine ranked Ghent as the third most authentic destination in a list of 109 nominees.

  • • Ghent scored 64% on the Creative City Index, which reflects a city’s creative heartbeat. In fact the city obtained the second highest score of all the cities that had been analyzed.

Assets and highlights

Ghent is still a well-kept secret and is definitely worth a visit. Ghent was founded in the 7th century, on the confluence of the rivers Scheldt and Lys, and called ‘Ganda’. During the Middle Ages, Ghent was a leading town. The Castle of the Counts, the Cathedral with the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (Van Eyck), the Belfry and the Flemish Opera, are only a small selection of the numerous places of interest Ghent has to offer.

Visitors who are already familiar with the city have become loyal ambassadors. Ghent has so much more to offer than the Castle of the Counts and the splendid views of Graslei and Korenlei. It offers a unique combination of authenticity, creativity and natural local flair. It was crowned UNESCO City of Music and Veggie Capital of Europe. What’s more, it’s a human-scale city in the heart of Flanders with added value thanks to its many waterways.

For more information, please visit the Ghent tourism office.