Practical info

Here is everything you need to know when preparing a visit to NTGent. How to get to one of our venues, how we make them accessible for you and where to go when you want to have drink (or bite).

How to get there

Where should you be?

Where should you be?

Public transport

NTGent's venues are easy to reach by public transport.

NTGent's venues are easy to reach by public transport.

NTGent’s venues are easy to reach by public transport. Look for the simplest route on the route-planner provided by De Lijn. Trams run until about 11 pm every day and after that the bus will take you home up to 1 in the morning. 

Find out how to get there through delijn.be

Bicycle

Use the Stad Gent’s bicycle route-planner to find the simplest route.

Use the Stad Gent’s bicycle route-planner to find the simplest route.

For those who live in Ghent, the various NTGent venues are extremely easy to reach by bicycle. Use the Stad Gent’s bicycle route-planner to find the simplest route from your starting point to the venue: fietsrouteplanner.gentfietst.be

There are several covered bicycle parks at various places in Ghent:

- near the main theatre: the Korenmarkt bicycle park under Sint-Michielsbrug has room for 210 bikes. You enter from Pakhuisstraat next to the former post office building. The Braunplein bicycle park below the market hall (Stadshal) has room for 80 bikes.

- near the Minardschouwburg: at Vooruit in Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat there is a covered and guarded bicycle park for 400 bikes on two levels.

Will you come by car? Be sure to check the low-emition zone.

​Low-emission zone in Ghent from January 2020 onwards.

​Low-emission zone in Ghent from January 2020 onwards.

To improve air quality, Ghent’s inner city (the area within the ring road) will become a low-emission zone on 1 January 2020. Only vehicles that meet the conditions for admission will be allowed into this zone. Avoid being fined and always check your vehicle before coming to Ghent.

Check whether your vehicle is allowed to enter the low-emission zone.
Not allowed? Answer all the online questions and request the appropriate access for your vehicle right away. Check your vehicle.

Foreign number plates must be registered.  Permitted vehicles with a foreign number plate must be registered. You can register your vehicle via this online tool. Always check your vehicle in advance to avoid a fine!

ATTENTION: Beware of certain commercial companies that offer you a service/sticker against payment. This service has no legal value and City of Ghent is not in any way involved. 

Your vehicle is not allowed. There are several possibilities if your vehicle is not automatically allowed to enter the low-emission zone. Some vehicles have to be registered (only once, free of charge) while other vehicles require you to buy a paid permit or LEZ day pass.

Read more about the Low-emission zone in Ghent on the webpage of stad.gent.

Where to park

Check your closest car parks.

Check your closest car parks.

For the main NTGent theatre, Arca and Minnemeers, these are the closest car parks:

Car Park 1: Vrijdagmarkt
Car Park 2: Reep
Car Park 7: Sint-Michiels

For the Minardschouwburg, the best car parks are:

Car Park 10: Sint-Pietersplein
Car Park 3: Zuid
Car Park 5: Kouter

Roadworks and traffic plan

There are currently lots of roadworks in and around Ghent. The most important roadworks can be found on a map on the Stad Gent website. It’s a good idea to check it before starting out in your car:

https://stad.gent/mobiliteit

A traffic plan has been in force in Ghent since April 2017. Google Maps, Waze, OpenStreetMap and other route-planners take it into account.

Roadworks and traffic plan

There are currently lots of roadworks in and around Ghent.

There are currently lots of roadworks in and around Ghent.

The most important roadworks can be found on a map on the Stad Gent website. It’s a good idea to check it before starting out in your car:

https://stad.gent/mobiliteit

A traffic plan has been in force in Ghent since April 2017. Google Maps, Waze, OpenStreetMap and other route-planners take it into account.