Perfect hang out spot
Why locals love it
In the Summer everyone likes to hang out at the Graslei/Korenlei. Buy some drinks and snacks at the supermarket and you're all set to relax there.
(But make sure to clean up your trash when you're gone because that sometimes is a problem)
There is a hostel near called The Uppelink. They do free walking tours and they're great to get some history and facts about Ghent.
GrasleiGraslei, 9000 Gent, België