We are here for the Gentse Feesten, a twentyfour hour, ten day long free music festival catering for every taste and to be found in every street and square.
Gent is transformed. There is a rock stage built over one of the canals.
We decide to explore but can only access these city waterways using our little folding boat.
The waterpolice look incredulous and stop us but let us go on our way with a wave.
Gent is heaving with very good humoured crowds.