Guided tours

Are you curious about life in the Carmelite monastery?

Do you want to know more about the history of this ancient site?

Take a tour and be inspired by the stories of one of our guides!

Guided tour of the Carmelites monastery



In the heart of Ghent, a green oasis is part of a special place. With almost four centuries of history, the Carmelite Fathers form one of the oldest monastic communities in the city.

During this guided tour, we discover the fascinating monastery garden and find out where Charles V's lions used to live. We also visit the church, the silent cloister halls, the beautiful library and the old catacombs.

We conclude with a taste of de Carmel's own gin and a visit to the shop.


  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price: 15 €, incl. guide and a taste of the gin
  • Min. 8 persons



€ 15 p.p.Discover this hidden gem in Ghent

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