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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Description: Vooruit is a vibrant live performing arts center located in a 100 years...
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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Fantastic venue, cafe and bar

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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Oostkamp, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Terrace looks promising. This is where they get our 2 points... Bar is self-service, also for food. Staff not very welcoming. The spaghetti we had was nothing to write home about. Precooked stuff, probably just heated in a microwave. Well, heated is not really correct, as it was lukewarm. Lots of vegetables in the sauce, but it all tasted bland... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The building is great and the café is good. When I was there I didn't find any events that suited me or perhaps I would have given them and extra star.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Love their bistro/cafe. Original concept Fair prices Local hangout Amazing interior still breathing the history of socialism in Flanders.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This beautiful art-deco building in the southern part of ghent is just one of the must visits in this amazing city.

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London, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Visited to see a concert. A good ten to fifteen minute walk from the centre of town and only a few euros in a taxi. Really lovely old music hall style building. I had been warned that the sound can be bad but I was relieved to find that this wasn't the case on the night we went. Buy tokens... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A must if you are in Ghent! The food is great in the cafe. I was there many times. The auditorium is incredible. I was there for two conferences. It is a location with much history so be sure to inquire.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great venue with excellent acoustics. The drink/ticket system was a bit confusing for us out-of-towners at first, but we got the gist pretty quickly.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My friend and I had meals here on two occasions, one lunch and a dinner. The food was lovely and freshly cooked, and very tasty. There is a good atmosphere in the place, good music. The building is beautifully preserved, the terrace modern and cool. Definitely a place to put on my list for the next time I visit Gent.

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