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Getting here

Finding your way to and around the GUM & Botanical Garden
The GUM and Botanical Garden are located around the corner from the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art (S.M.A.K.) and Museum of Fine Arts (MSK), next to Citadel Park in Ghent. This is a short 10-minute walk from Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station, 5 to 10 minutes by bike from the Belfort and 5 minutes from the E40 and E17 (Gent Centrum exit).
GUM - Ghent University Museum
Ledeganckstraat 35
9000 Ghent - Belgium
VAT BTW BE248.015.142
IBAN BE59 3900 9658 0026
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On foot

It is a 10-minute walk from Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station to the GUM. Follow Koningin Astridlaan to Citadel Park. Walk through or along the edge of Citadel Park to the ICC. When you get there, cross over Emile Clauslaan. On your right, you will find the entrance to the Botanical Garden where the museum is located. If you would rather not walk through Citadel Park, you can also walk around it by turning into Fortlaan at the end of Koningin Astridlaan. The Botanical Garden path will take you to the entrance of the museum.

Tip: Plan your route using Google Maps.

By bicycle

Cycling to the museum will make your intellectually challenging day a lot healthier for you and the climate as well. Plan your route using  fietsrouteplanner.gentfiets.be or Google Maps. At the museum, you can use the bicycle parking facilities in Ledeganckstraat. The Botanical Garden itself is not accessible to bicycles.

By public transport

The GUM is easy to reach by train or bus. If you are coming by train, you can plan your route using nmbs.be. The nearest station is Gent-Sint-Pieters.

You can plan your journey to the museum by bus at delijn.be.

The nearest bus stop is Gent Ledeganckstraat (2 min.) that is served by bus lines 34, 35, 36, 55, 57, 58, 65, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77 and 78. You can also use Google Maps to plan your entire route.

By car

From Antwerp/Kortrijk

You can drive to the GUM by taking the E17 towards Gent Centrum, following the ‘Alle richtingen’ (‘All directions’) signs.

  • After taking the exit (Ledeberg), bear left onto Sint-Lievenslaan.

  • Drive over Terplaetenbrug bridge and bear right to continue on Charles de Kerchovelaan/the R40.

  • At the traffic lights, turn right onto Kunstlaan and continue to Sint-Pietersplein.

  • There is an underground car park here within 10 minute’s of the GUM.

The quickest way to walk from Sint-Pietersplein to the GUM is along Overpoortstraat. Then cross Heuvelpoort and turn right onto Hofbouwlaan. Follow this road until you see the entrance to the Botanical Garden on your left. The Botanical Garden path will take you to the entrance of the museum.

From Brussels/Ostend

Follow the E40 towards Ghent.

  • In Zwijnaarde, take the E17 towards Antwerp.

  • Take the Gent Centrum exit and follow ‘Alle richtingen’ (‘All directions’).

  • After taking the exit (Ledeberg), bear left onto Sint-Lievenslaan.

  • Drive across the Terplaetenbrug bridge and bear right to continue on Charles de Kerchovelaan/the R40.

  • At the traffic lights, turn right onto Kunstlaan and continue to Sint-Pietersplein.

  • Here, you can use the underground car park from which it is a 10-minute walk to the GUM.

The quickest way to walk from Sint-Pietersplein to the GUM is along Overpoortstraat. Then cross Heuvelpoort and turn right onto Hofbouwlaan. Follow this road until you see the entrance to the Botanical Garden on your left. The Botanical Garden path will take you to the entrance of the museum.

LEZ (Low Emission Zone)

The GUM and Botanical Garden are located outside the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) of the City of Ghent. However, the Gent-Sint-Pieters car park is within the LEZ. More info can be found here.

By electric taxi

At www.elektrischetaxis.be, you will find all Ghent taxi companies that offer electric taxis. Although they are no more expensive than an ordinary taxi, they cause a lot less pollution. You can also call them on +32 (0)9 222 22 22.

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