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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 - 1:00 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

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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Art Nouveau back to the future

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Arnaud d
Antwerp, Belgium

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Antwerp, Belgium
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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!

Thank Margit D
Ghent, Belgium
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84 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

Thank Mum2001
Ghent, Belgium
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank Panawe
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107 reviews
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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.

Thank Christophe P
Varna, Bulgaria
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 86 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 

Thank Georgina G

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