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Unusual Things to do In Ghent – Dancing in the Street

This tour start at the Artevelde statue at Vrijdagmarkt (0)
from/per person 25
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  • Child Friendly
  • Groups only
  • Private Tour Optional
  • Tour guide


Unusual Things to do in Ghent – Dancing in the Street

It is without a doubt one of the coolest places in Belgium. Therefore it is no surprise that you will find some unusual things to do in Ghent. Running and dancing (“rancing”) in the street for example and creating a party as you slowly scratch the surface of this eclectic city. Ghent lies at the confluence of the rivers Lys (Leie) and Scheldt (Schelde) and is the capital of the Flemish province of East Flanders. With 1 hour or less to other major Belgian cities by train, Ghent makes an ideal day trip from Brussels, Bruges or Antwerp.

Unusual things to do in Ghent - dancing in the street definitely gets attention

Passers-by checking what is happening at Hoofdbrug Ghent


Known for its medieval centre, modern architecture, a place to be for art and music and with delicious food that will spoil your taste buds, you are in for a real treat and adventure as you embark on this special journey with us.?This is not your ordinary sightseeing tour! Put your silliest outfit on and get into those running shoes, so you can meet your equally eccentric tour guide.

On this tour of Ghent, you pass by must-sees and top attractions, such as Prinsenhof, Patershol, Saint-Bavo Cathedral, Graslei and Korenlei to name a few. But also hidden gems outside the city centre are explored. For that reason, you run from A to B so you can cover more ground. Don’t be misled when you read “running” as this tour is for all fitness levels. Therefore, we adjust the pace to the group and go with the flow. It is also okay to jog or walk. The most important thing is for you to have fun!

About this tour

Following a brief introduction, we start with a warm-up to music, which varies from Golden Oldies to modern pop and anything in between. We also offer themed music, for instance, Eurovision or “Foute Muziek” for Flemish participants, and you can also have your playlist if you let us know well in advance. After the basics are sorted, we are off to bring some additional colour to this vibrant city and get this party started.

When unusual things happen in Ghent, passers-by get curious

When unusual things happen in Ghent, passers-by get curious

There is no fixed itinerary and our dance stops are random and whenever we feel like building a little dance party or talking about a Ghent landmark. Passers-by can join or watch if they want, which makes it even more fun as we aim to put a smile on your and other’s face. It is normal to be shy at first, as this tour will bring you out of your comfort zone. But you are unique, so show the world what you are made of! Today it is your time to shine and share your silliest self.

If you are looking for unusual things to do in Ghent, have a passion for music, running and dancing, want to see the Ghent sights in a unique setting and don’t want to wait until the Ghent Festival (Gentse Feesten) in July to start a party, then book today, so you can dance your socks off tomorrow.

Running and Dancing (“Rancing”) Experience – What to expect


  • Time: Daily at 10 am, 3 pm and 6 pm
  • Meeting Point: Jacob van Artevelde monument (Vrijdagmarkt)
  • Duration: 1 hour (this includes a warm-up and stretching afterwards)
  • Distance: 2-5 km
  • Book latest 48 hours in advance (for our guide to prepare the tour)
  • Min. 4 participants
  • Max. 25 participants
  • Children allowed (10+) under parent supervision
  • It is possible to store luggage / take a shower if you come for a day trip


  • Ghent Landmarks
  • Hidden Gems
  • Guide
  • Music (Contact us if you want to use your playlist)
  • Fun

Enquiries and Contact Information

If you are a family, group of friends, want to organise a hen or stag do, a birthday party or simply want to have fun and dress-up, please fill out the contact form or call +44 (0) 7783 152151 for more information. For parties of 10 and more, we have special group rates available. We look forward to creating some unforgettable, crazy memories.


All year round
Monday10:00 am, 3:00 pm or 6:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am, 3:00 pm or 6:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am, 3:00 pm or 6:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am, 3:00 pm or 6:00 pm
Friday10:00 am, 3:00 pm or 6:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am, 3:00 pm or 6:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am, 3:00 pm or 6:00 pm
Last Admission6:00 pm