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“Filthy den - must visit” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Velootje

Velootje
Kalversteeg 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Ranked #230 of 537 Restaurants in Ghent
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Oxford,
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“Filthy den - must visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

It is difficult to give this place a rating. It isn't a restaurant. You pay over the odds for beer and a chat with the owner. His neighbour sued him because of all the dust. It's full of junk from churches and smoke from the stove. Certainly worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Weird but wonderfull...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Probably a the strangest bar I ever been too. I used to come here when I lived in Ghent. (16years ago)Bicycles every where big chandeliers on the table, gothic church music playing....
I still love this place and will be going again... Could do with a bit of a clear out, but still weird an wonderfull...De bric a brac is taking over...

But I don't think it is a restaurant... more a bar...

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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“Arrogant & expensive”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Dirty place with arrogant service and very expensive.

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“Must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011 via mobile

If you think you have seen everything according to bars and pubs you have to check this out! This is a one of a kind. Nowhere in the world you can find someting like this. Getting currious well you should because I can't describe it. You have to see it for your self. Just go in, take a seat, take a belguim beer and try to understand where you are and what happenend here.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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