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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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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
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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Great, honest food.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Christophe P
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Knokke-Heist, Belgium

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Ghent, Belgium
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

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Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 97 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful building and a great atmosphere inside. They also have nice terrace which is great when it's sunny but usually quite busy so you might have to wait for a table.

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Additional Information about Vooruit Arts Centre

Address: Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 9 267 28 28
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 am

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