Ben's Ghent
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12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Monday
9:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Tuesday
9:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
About
How much do you long for a guided kick scooter tour? Let Ghent enchant you whizzing with your electric step enjoying top sights. Or else, which FREE TOUR makes you happy? 1. Ben's Highlights of Ghent Tour? 2. Ben's exclusive Ghent by Night Tour? 3. Ben's exclusive Graffiti & Street Art Tour? What do you think about another exclusivity? I'm the only licensed Ghent city guide organising free tours. 'Ben' comes from 'Benedikt', my full first name. Plus, I really love Ghent. That’s why the name of my tour agency is 'Ben’s Ghent'. I want you to become a passionate Ghent ambassador: only when you have the time of your life, Ben's Ghent's mission will be accomplished. You can also book Ben's custom private tours, culinary tours, Van Eyck tours, team buildings and MICE activities. Or simply consider 1 of Ben's 3 custom classic tours: Highlights, Night & Street Art. Enjoy extra service, full flexibility, enthusiasm, humour & your Ghent present with a story.
Ghent, Belgium

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Kjfreda
Milford6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Ben was one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides I have ever had. We toured all over the beautiful and historic city of Ghent and I learned an awful lot along the way. If you’re going to Ghent, be sure to connect with Ben. You won’t be sorry!
Written 19 May 2024
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Thank you so much for your magnificent review. You almost make me blush. Very kind of you to review your custom Ghent highlights tour on TripAdvisor. Ghent has so many hidden treasures and corners, plus an overwhelming history and a laid-back atmosphere. It's a privilege to live here. All the best in the US and good luck with your family and business. Warm regards, Ben from Ben's Ghent Official certified guide
Written 24 May 2024
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Wendy V
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Business
We booked a guided tour as a teambuilding with collegues. Very interesting tour with some nice stops to taste local products. We had a nice afternoon with a good guide. Thanks!
Written 25 October 2023
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Thanks for submitting your wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoyed the combo of your highlights tour and a food tour with a combination of hearty and sweet Ghent tasters and Artevelde beers. It's a special kind of teambuilding indeed. Warm regards. Ben from Ben's Ghent Official certified guide
Written 31 October 2023
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Maps50742265471
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Ben made our private 3 hour tour so informative and enjoyable that we invited him to share our authentic cafe lunch as well. He waited patiently for us to start as our train was delayed one hour from Bruxelles. He had great recommendations for other things to see in Ghent as well. We give him our highest recommendation.
Written 17 October 2023
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Thank you for posting your magnificent review. The train delay from Brussels was not your fault of course. By the way, it's always easy to meet at Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station and then take tram 1 to the historical centre of Ghent together. By doing so, you win a lot of time. It's incredible that you especially took the high speed train from Paris to do a day trip in Ghent. Very unusual, but I really like it. I sincerely hope you will come back to Ghent because Ghent is in my opinion the ideal base to explore Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp, Leuven, Mechelen, Lier, Liège, Lille,... I highly appreciate the fact that you give Ben's Ghent your highest recommendation. Warm regards, Ben from Ben's Ghent Official certified guide
Written 18 October 2023
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Companion35475389061
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Our tour with Ben was great! He was interesting and insightful and one can tell he is very passionate about this beautiful gem of a city. Ben knows it very well. Thank you for an awesome tour!
Written 12 September 2023
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Thank you so much for your splendid review. So glad you and your company appreciated my custom Ghent tour. Ghent is a beautiful gem indeed. Warm regards, Benedikt 'Ben' Segaert Official certified guide Founder of Ben's Ghent
Written 13 September 2023
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Yannic S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Amazing tips and insights into the city of Ghent’s must-sees and must do’s. Great tour and recommendations. Highly recommended.
Written 21 June 2023
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Thank you so much for your splendid review, Yannic. As a city guide and local, I want to make sure that travellers get the most out of their Ghent stay with my custom highlights tours. Ghent has so many hidden secrets and gems which you would never find yourself, I guess. Warm regards, Ben from Ben's Ghent Official certified guide
Written 22 June 2023
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tachnergrams
Palo Alto, CA380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We lucked out on finding Ben on our first night in Ghent, and it was the perfect start to our stay here. Ben showed us around the city’s major sites, with an emphasis on the award-winning lighting that really brings the city alive. It culminated on St. Michael’s bridge just in time for the bells that sound “lights out.” And as a bonus, we were able to witness the dimming of three special streetlights that celebrate the birth of a new baby in Ghent—unforgettable! Even my jaded teens enjoyed the experience. Thanks, Ben! We’ll be back next time we’re in Ghent for sure!
Written 20 June 2023
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Your fantastic review really made my day. Ghent is gorgeous at night indeed, thanks to our twice awarded light plan. On top of that, the 3 street lights on Sint-Veerleplein aka 'ai nati oggi' by conceptual artist Alberto Garruti flashed at the right moment: a welcome present for a new born baby in Ghent. Believe me: this was not scripted. Pure coincidence and something you will remember. And it was already the second time for me on a night tour. I'm glad you also liked the end of the light plan on Saint Michael's Bridge at midnight. Warm regards, Ben from Ben's Ghent Official certified guide
Written 22 June 2023
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Doug
Anchorage14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Our group of 6 was fortunate to book a tour with Ben last-minute. He is absolutely wonderful and a great ambassador for this historic town. He was so gracious with his time and extensive knowledge of the history of Ghent, as our 2 hour tour ended 4 hours later over a beer and great conversation. We would have missed out on so much of what this town has to offer if we had attempted to take in Ghent on our own. Thank you Ben!
Written 7 June 2023
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Thank you so much for your magnificent review. It was a pleasure having you on my tour. I'm glad I could help you getting the most out of Ghent and its rich history, culture, architecture and entertainment. Not to mention all the gripping stories. Warm regards, Ben Ben's Ghent Official certified guide
Written 17 June 2023
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Sally G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
The tour was a great way to get oriented in ghent. I loved all the history and stories that Ben had to offer us. A definite highlight of our stay.
Written 23 April 2023
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Thank you so much for your fantastic review. I'm delighted that you consider my tour a true highlight of your stay in Ghent. Reviews like yours keep me going. Warm regards, Ben Ben's Ghent
Written 25 April 2023
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Howard
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
I approached Ben a few months ago as I was planning to propose to my girlfriend in Ghent and thought a private, walking tour would help create the perfect moment. From the second I reached out to Ben, he was fair on pricing and very flexible (I even changed my mind on where I wanted to propose the day before the tour!).

Ben was super knowledgable of the history of Ghent but also gave some great restaurant recommendations for after the tour. Ben ended our tour on Lievebrug bridge which was perfect for the proposal. Ben was in great spirits throughout the tour and very passionate about Ghent. Would highly recommend a tour with Ben to anyone visiting Ghent (especially a custom tour!).
Written 23 April 2023
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Hi Howard, I cannot express how happy I am with your gorgeous review. This was by far the most original request ever for a customized tour: a proposal for a wedding. Imagine that! I'm glad you trusted me completely from the very moment you contacted me several months ago. We had lots and lots of WhatsApp conversations about the best bridge where the big moment was supposed to happen. And sure, it was a last moment decision indeed, but intimate Lievebrug was the best possible choice in hindsight. Because it's slightly off the beaten track, far away from the tourist crowds of Saint Michael's Bridge with unwanted attention. I must say: I was really touched when she said yes and got emotional after you proposed on your knees with the wedding ring. That must have been such a relief for you. Like in: Yes! Mission accomplished! I wish you all the best as a married couple. Warm regards, Ben from Ben's Ghent
Written 25 April 2023
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Bart D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Fun Friendly and tasty. We discovered many local delicacies and Ben told us interesting stories about Ghents history
Written 15 April 2023
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Thank you so much for your delicious review of my combined highlights and tasting tour. I'm glad you enjoyed the sweet Ghent sins and the savoury East Flemish tapas. Furthermore: Ghent's history is a treasure trove brimmed with compelling stories. Warm regards, Ben Ben's Ghent
Written 16 April 2023
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