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Het Groot Vleeshuis

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The impressive medieval Great Butchers' hall houses the centre for the promotion of local East Flemish products. Discover the East Flanders' cuisine!
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Groentenmarkt 7, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 23 24
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved this ancient butchers hall. It has been conserved with a light touch both inside and out. The inside of the roof is magnificent and the cured hams hanging from the beams are a nice touch. Inside is a modern glass capsule of a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Soupdragon56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only 1 gluten free option on the menu and they had run out of it when we were there. Lots of traditional dishes to try if you can eat gluten. My partner enjoyed the horse sausage. The building is quite nice and the hams hanging...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank diddyk2017
Reviewed August 11, 2019

Impressive building, impressive story, impressive that they still hang and age butts hanging from the rafters, but would any locals really come here.... I do not know. It was on our tour and no one was in the place buying anything. But, it was mid-morning,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank differentname
Vleeshuis, Manager at Het Groot Vleeshuis, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your review and yes, we have also locals coming every day and eating in the restaurant or buying in the shop. Our local products are loved by everyone : tourists and locals! ;)

Reviewed August 5, 2019

This fascinating historic building has different views within Ghent, including from across the water. Today its rafters are hanging with hams and there is a restaurant plus different artists' work on display from ceramics to photography.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

My wife and I took a day trip to Ghent during out visit to Brussels last summer. We walked all around the old part of the city center admiring the architecture of the gothic buildings. We went through Het Groot Vleeshuis to see the local...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

Great place to buy lovely local produce! Came away laden down with artisinal beers, jams, chocolates and honey

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank tryanythingonce
Reviewed July 7, 2019

Our guide from the free walking tour suggested this place for lunch & whilst it's a lovely venue, I was disappointed as there was only one vegetarian choice on the menu, which I didn't fancy, so had to opt for an omelette. Having said that,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Louiseoxf
Vleeshuis, Manager at Het Groot Vleeshuis, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Thanks for your review, as a Promotional centre for regional products we focus on local producers. That is why we don't have a lot of vegetarian choices. Sorry for that. But there is always an offer in which one can find his own preference.

Reviewed April 20, 2019

The former covered market place or meat hall looked much prettier inside. Apart from the cafe, there were exhibitions held internally. Worth to have a look.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed January 25, 2019

Het Groot Vleeshuis is an unusual place. We looked at it from the outside, from a distance and it looked like an abandoned set of buildings. We thought it made quite a bad impression on the beautiful surrounding area. Perhaps there is a need to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed September 5, 2018

The "Groot Vleeshuis" is a former covered marketplace, especially for meat. Now there are inside and outside restaurants. Look inside.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank berendino
Vleeshuis, Manager at Het Groot Vleeshuis, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thanks for your positive reaction!

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November 8, 2018|
Response from Chantal G |
Dear sir our Butchers' Hall is located in the centre of Ghent, nearby the Graslei where the boats are. Kind regards, Chantal
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