Children won’t be forgotten on the winter festival and they can enjoy fully at the several present child activities like a balloons clown and greasepaint. Last but not least, a visit to Santa is impermissible!
When your legs a tired after these countless activities you can enjoy some relaxation in the cosy Moosebar. During the enjoyment of a wide variety of hot and cold drinks you will be spoiled by numbers of gigs by bands en DJ’s.
If you like to conceive the atmosphere of the winter festival you can watch a beautiful timelapse of the winter festival, seen through the lens of Tim Dierickx.
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Hotel Astoria is the perfect starting base for a visit to the winter festival. You should definitely pass by and enjoy your breakfast in our winter garden.
With 6 trains every hour you are in about 30 minutes in the medieval city of Bruges. A return ticket costs € 13 and is valid for one day. From the station of Bruges it’s a 20 minute walk along the Albert I park and the new concert hall to reach the historic heart of the city. Again, the day pass is valid and you can easily reach the centre by bus as well.
A bit further away you find the vibrant city of Antwerp! Three times an hour a train leaves from Gent-Sint-Pieters to bring you to Antwerp Central in one hour. A return ticket costs just under € 19 and the train stops at the beginning of the biggest shopping streets, Keyserlei and Meir, the diamond district and the Zoo. At the Franklin Rooseveltplaats dozens of buses stop to bring you, using the same day pass, to every corner of the city.
We end with the capital of Belgium, also the capital of Europe, which cannot be left out. Almost every 10 minutes a train goes from Ghent to Brussels, but there must be a number of things taken in consideration: do not travel at peak times for 9 am and between 16 pm and 18 pm, choose for the train with the least stops, which takes only 36 minutes. Brussels Central station is the closest to the main attractions and ensures you that you won’t need to use public transport. Unlike Flanders, the MIVB is responsible for all public transport, making a day pass from Ghent not valid.