Experience an Enchanted Winter at Van der Valk Hotel Ghent

Van der Valk Winter 2023

The fresh autumn breeze gradually gives way to the cool breath of winter and the streets of Ghent transform into an enchanting winter wonderland. Winter is the ideal season to enjoy atmospheric city walks and enchanting forest explorations, followed by a heart-warming cup of chocolate milk, coffee or tea in a cosy café in Ghent. Discover all the magical facets Ghent has to offer during the winter season.

An enchanting winter at Van der Valk Hotel Ghent

Step into the enchanting winter world of Van der Valk Hotel Gent, where we envelop you in luxury and hospitality. Our hotel is the perfect base from which to discover beautiful Ghent, where the old city trees are covered in a glistening layer of snow. Get carried away by historical sights such as Graslei, Korenlei, Gravensteen and The Mystic Lamb. Don't forget to enjoy the atmospheric terraces, winter markets and cosy shopping streets. Nature lovers will enjoy plenty of winter walks in the nearby natural surroundings of Ghent. In essence, Ghent offers a wealth of activities to create unforgettable winter memories, just think of the Ghent winter festivals where you will be immersed in a magical Christmas atmosphere.

Curious about Van der Valk Hotel Gent's winter offers? Discover them here:

Explore our winter offers

Heart of Winter Package

Pamper yourself, your family or friends during the cold winter months with our Hartje Winter Package. Enjoy an extensive breakfast buffet, a three-course dinner in our restaurant Cocotte, comfortable accommodation and all the beauty Ghent has to offer during the winter months. Book now and experience a magical winter in Ghent.

Winter activities

Ice Skating Package

The cold days become and feast with our ice skating package, let the winter fun begin! Enjoy an enchanting overnight stay in one of our stylish rooms, including a delicious breakfast buffet to start the day off right. And that's not all! With our skating package, you will also receive an admission ticket to the Kristallijn atmospheric skating rink.

Christmas & New Year

Holidays in Ghent

Experience the sparkling holidays in Ghent and be surprised by all the beauty and delicacies Van der Valk Hotel Gent has to offer. Have a culinary dinner in our à la carte restaurant Cocotte or go for a Japanese inspired dinner in Mr. Sato on the 10th floor of our hotel. You can also discover magical Ghent with its wonderful Christmas market during the holidays.

Tips for your winter stay in Ghent

Winter provides the perfect opportunity for atmospheric city walks, enchanting visits to museums, historic buildings and winter markets. In the evening, enjoy culinary delights in our à la carte restaurant, followed by a well-earned rest in our spa. Immerse yourself completely in the magical winter atmosphere of Ghent. Here are some recommendations to make your winter holiday even more special:

Pop-Up Winter Bar

Chalet Savoyard

During the winter months, our terrace is transformed into a cosy Pop-up Chalet Savoyard on the theme of the French Alps! Our outdoor bar will immerse both external guests and internal guests in a winter atmosphere with warming drinks & bites.

The bar is open 7/7 from 16h - 23h, and will winter until 28 January 2024.

From 7 December, Ghent city centre will be immersed in a magical and cosy winter atmosphere. You can enjoy cosy chalets, the Ferris wheel, the many food and drink stands, atmospheric decoration & entertainment in the city.