Japanese Restaurant Amatsu is located right in the middle of the City Center, at Hoogpoort 29, Ghent (postal code 9000).

We are located in a Pedestrian Area with easy access by bus, tram and from many Parking Garages in the City Center of Ghent. Parking in Parking Garage is convenient and accessible in Ghent.

When using your GPS to drive to Ghent, please note that the roads in the City Center were changed significantly in April 2017 with the co-called Circulation Plan. Google Maps is up to date with the changes. To check if your GPS is up to date you can compare with Google Maps the route in Ghent by car from “Ramen” to “Kouter”.

At the Website of Ghent Mobility you can find more information about the Circulation plan.


For a higher resolution map, please click Map of Ghent Parking

Parking Garage

The City Center of Ghent, inside the Circular Inner City Road (R40/N430), is organized into 4 separate sectors. For visitors a sector is only accessible from the Circular Inner City Road. The Parking Garages are well divided among the sectors. For regular visitors of Ghent this means that it is now better to take the first Parking Garage with available space instead of driving around to find the closest or nicest one.

In the middle of the 4 sectors is the Pedestrian area : the heart of Ghent with the shopping area and restaurants/cafes, where our restaurant is located. Access to the Pedestrian area by car is only allowed with a special permit, and access is controlled by a Camera System 24/7.

The Parking Garages mentioned below are within 10 minutes walk from our restaurant. Please note that many one-way roads make it difficult to return to a Parking Garage once you have passed. The arrows specify if you can drive between the Parking Garages (<—>) without returning to the Circular Inner City road or it is one-way (—>).

Parking Garages in the City Center of Ghent, organized by access road to the City Center :

1) Highway E17 exit “Gent-Centrum” :  Zuid  —>  Reep  <—>  Vrijdagsmarkt

2) Kortrijksepoortstraat :  Savaanstraat  <—>  Kouter  —>  Center  —>  Zuid

3) Bernard Spaelaan / Hoogstraat :  St-Michiels  <—>  Ramen

4) Dampoortstraat / Brusselsepoortstraat :  Reep  <—>  Vrijdagsmarkt

5) Tolhuislaan / Sleepstraat :  Vrijdagsmarkt


Public Transport

Tram/Bus company “De Lijn is the only provider of public transport in Ghent. On their website you can plan your trip. Many Bus/Tram Stop are within 5 minutes walking distance to our restaurant.

Bus stop : Korenmarkt, Stadhuis, Sint-Jacob.

Tram stop : Korenmarkt, Gravensteen


Park and Ride

Ghent offers many Park & Rides outside of the Circular Inner City Road R40/N430. All P+R are free of charge except “Sint-Pieters Station” and “Galveston”.

On the Map of Ghent Parking you can see whether the P+R is connected to the City Center by a Bus, Tram, or (free) Shuttle. On the Dutch site for P+R  Information you can find more detailed information per P+R by clicking on the “fiches”.


Street Parking

There are limited parking slots for Visitors along the streets in the City Center, most being designated for Residents (“BEWONERS”). Street parking is usually free of charge on Sunday only. Street parking is enforced day and night by many City Vehicles driving around with cameras. We recommend the use of Parking Garages.