Ghent has a new “must” visit – Ghent in Motion, an exciting new audio-visual experience. It is located in one of the city’s oldest cellars dating from the 13th century, where visitors are immersed in the rich history of the city of Ghent. In less than half an hour you can discover all the treasures of this contemporary city in a medieval setting.
Ghent in Motion, as the project is called, is the result of 7 years of intense filming with the most advanced cameras and drones. It is described as the “best, most epic story ever” about the fantastic city of Ghent and its inhabitants. Ghent in Motion is located in the centre of Ghent close to the town hall. The Hoogpoort, where it is situated, is one of the very first stone streets of Ghent, where some facades and basements of the first stone houses have been preserved.
The cellar of Ghent in Motion is one of the first cellars in the city and dates from the 13th century. Butter and cheese were stored here, but especially beer. Water was too polluted to drink and to meet the high demand beer was stored in the cellars. The cellars also served as a prison, dungeon or hideout.
Today, the cellar is a dream location for an enchanting trip through the history of Ghent. Here you can experience “The hidden pearl of Flanders” and all its facets. The multimedia setup of Ghent in Motion emphasizes a high experience value and makes it accessible to everyone. The 25-minute audio-visual presentation shows the city from different angles including from the air.
Over the last 7 years, Ghent in Motion has made several videos of the city with drones each time with better drones, better cameras and better lenses. The cameras flew over the city for 30 days and the result is a breathtaking portrait of Ghent and a perfect tribute to its medieval architecture, contemporary buildings.
The unique history of Ghent extends over almost 14 centuries, an extraordinary story with ups and downs, of moats and beguinages, emperors and slingbearers, crafts and industries. The hidden treasures of the city are also presented. Some hidden in a network of underground passages, other behind innumerable doors. Medieval art, classical art, modern art … a glimpse of all those invaluable works.
Ghent in Motion stimulates the visitor to further explore the versatile, hospitable and vibrant city of Ghent. Michel Blanckaert, producer of Ghent in Motion, said “We have seen and filmed the city from different angles for the past 7 years. With Ghent in Motion we want to create an audiovisual experience with documentary and artistic value, something of National Geographic level I dare say, because everything was officially checked and assessed on historical value.”
Ghent in Motion – a must for everyone who lives in the city of Ghent or visits it for business or pleasure.
- Ghent in Motion
- Hoogpoort 57
- 9000 Ghent