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 analysed.
The Belgian cooperative movement was founded in Ghent.