Historic houses such as the Castle of the Counts or St. Peter’s Abbey are beautiful locations with magical corridors, towers with endless winding stairs, high-ceilinged rooms and exquisite gardens. They haven’t been inhabited for centuries.
And yet, they are not empty or abandoned buildings. To this day, they are bustling with activity. There are great exhibitions covering a wide range of topics, scavenger hunts, fancy dress parties and workshops. Children (and their teachers) are in for quite a treat.
The ghosts of former inhabitants still roam the halls. Sometimes you can see things through their eyes for a few hours. Just imagine ... the whole class sitting at old-fashioned desks, quill in hand, surrounded by creaking bookcases and crazy miniatures. 'Historic Houses Ghent' has a heart for children, and children love historic houses. Especially for them, our team gladly translates historic heritage to the modern world in a creative manner. This way, we try to warm a new generation of young people up to history and culture.