Sex services are legal in Ghent, same as the rest of the lovely Belgium, with brothels kind of being a grey zone, theoretically illegal but usually tolerated by the police. Practically everything is legal as long as it doesn’t cause anyone woman any harm, which is perfectly fine in my book, sensible. Some of the independent escorts in Ghent are obviously young students, like Marie (http://www.escortmarie.com/), which they admit right off the bat: I like that kind of openness.
Escort agencies in Ghent like Sofie Escorte & Privé (http://escorte-sofie.be/) that also operates as a private house where girls can receive customers get a bit more mysterious. Its site leaves you with only a short description of the agency girls (Sofia’s playful pussy cats) who all speak at least three languages. That comes certainly in handy when the body language part would not be over or not sufficient enough for straightforward communication.
As is the case for Brussels and Antwerp, also in Ghent many escort girls and agencies alike will advertise on local directory sites such as Oohlala.be (https://oohlala.be/). Another one in that area is Afspraakjes.com (www.afspraakjes.com/), which claims to be an erotic dating site, but most of the listed members/advertisers have clear commercial intentions. Basically most directory sites are just an enormous catalog of escorts and masseuses for you to pick from. There’s no limit as to what you can find if you look hard enough, local ladies, gorgeous Slavic girls on city tour, and curvy babes with African or Latin roots; it’s like a bag of gummy bears from Haribo. Average price for Ghent’s escorts is about €200 per hour.
Ghent is probably the only city in the world where girls are working from a protected heritage site. It’s truly fascinating how Ghent’s red light district with girls operating from close to 100 windows is located right next to the municipal dioceses, just south of downtown. The Glazen Straatje (Little Glass Street), nicknamed after its glass roof and officially called Pieter Vanderdoncktdoorgang resembles a blend of an Arabian market and Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Usually the price for a basic session with a window girl in Ghent will be €50 for 20 minutes. That’s more than enough time for most of us. Many girls working in the Glazen Straatje present themselves on a site especially dedicated to the ancient alley (thttps://www.pamela.gent/); also pretty unique for a red light district. Despite its renowned reputation for friendly and pretty girls there are unfortunately also some rumours suggesting pimping and exploitation of foreign girls in the Glazen Straatje. In its surrounding streets such as Belgradostraat there are some more window girls, brothels and peep shows operating. Another area for erotic entertainment is near the railway station Gent-Sint-Pieters in streets such as Sint-Denijslaan, Ganzendries and Smidsestraat, where you will find some more erotic bars and massage studios.