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Vooruit Arts Centre

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Address: Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 9 267 28 28
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Vooruit is a vibrant live performing arts center located in a 100 years old...

Vooruit is a vibrant live performing arts center located in a 100 years old monument in the heart of Ghent. Since 1982, we have been offering countless cultural events like concerts, podium performances, parties, book presentations, debates...

Vooruit is a significant meeting place for a very diverse public.

Contributing to this is our popular Cafe with patio, where anyone can come enjoy a (vegetarian) meal or drink, meet for a chat, or catch up on some work.

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Good food

We only had diner here but that was great! The vegetarian option was good! They managed to prepare the tofu very good, flavour was nice, something I find hard to manage :). We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
welliez
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had diner here but that was great! The vegetarian option was good! They managed to prepare the tofu very good, flavour was nice, something I find hard to manage :). We recommend this place if you want a kind of healthy food that tastes great and has an okay price!

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Vooruit is great. Lovely location, good drinks, super nice staff and you can just stay there for several hours without feeling like you overstayed your welcome. Also the food is fantastic, even for vegetarians. Definately go there!

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Vienna, Austria
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have a seat at one of the colorful chairs outside on the "Terras" and have a beer, or coffee there, you will enjoy it! It is all about the place there, really nice!

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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch. Price isn't bad, portions are allright. Their system is to pick up your own food which works great and does something for the price. Food is OK but nothing special. Building / interior is great though!

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Thank Sjakie S
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

We read and were told that you had not been to Ghent unless you had been here. We first went (on Sunday early evening) just for a beer and peek, hoping to find the fabled terrace. Beer (their own white) was good and cheap. Large cafe space with diners outnumbered by people (mostly students with laptops) taking advantage of free... More 

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1 Thank Mike K
Antwerp, Belgium
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91 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This art temple is worth visiting. More than a century ago this building was designed as a milestone for the future and the working class. Today this theater with café and meeting rooms throws you back in history with stunning art nouveau architecture. Try to pick up an arty perfomance at the ticket desk. It will make your experience even... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We just stayed across the road in Backstay Hostel, so it was a "must see" in our list. Unfortunately at the time of our visit we didn't find any concerts, but went to the bar a couple of times. Simple, good food and fantastic beers!

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1 Thank Margit D
Ghent, Belgium
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84 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Vooruit is a reference landmark in Ghent, not only for its incredibly beautiful architecture and history but also for all the arts events taking place and have taken place over its history. It also has a great bar where people relax and talk with each other. It is not a fancy/loungy bar but a place to go to with friends... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

When we visited the inside was being renovated. This was no problem however, as the outdoor terrace is surely the coolest place in Ghent to enjoy a drink, snack or meal.

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Ghent, Belgium
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Vooruit was a socialist centre for art and affordable food for the working class. Now it has become more of a 'caviar socialist' institute with lot's of art and trendy people. It's a good place to feel the vibe of the city, but as a café in general I would not recommend it. There is better food in town,... More 

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