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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
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Vooruit is a vibrant live performing arts center located in a 100 years old...

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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A place to meet the locals

If you ask most Ghentians they will recommend De Vooruit. It's a place where you will find a lot of the locals: artists, intellectuals, workers and especially students. If you are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jounski
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Ghent, Belgium

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you ask most Ghentians they will recommend De Vooruit. It's a place where you will find a lot of the locals: artists, intellectuals, workers and especially students. If you are here in the summer, I would really recommend their open air cafe. It is a very nice, cosy and hip place to enjoy the sun and the summer nights.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

It is a charming venue with a very beautiful theater and nice open air cafe and there is always an interesting events happening here.

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Digne les Bains, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

De Vooruit like we call it in Ghent, is a place where you will see people from all intellectual levels. Students, workers, Lawyers, Artists and many others. You can eat a good Spaghetti or a vegetarian dish together with good local beer. De Vooruit in Ghent is organizing every year a lot of cultural events. Concerts, symposia, exhibitions and many... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We hope that the Centre will come to life again when the students return to the city because this last weekend in August, it was a Ghost Town -- tired and dusty, no one there, nothing open. We appreciate the special architecture and the interesting neighbourhood but we presume everyone was on holiday on the final weekend of August because... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Sit outside and just enjoy this very unique location, close to some of the university buildings. Inside is the old café (with petanque lane indoors!) and one flight of stairs and you're in the eatery. My colleague and I had both fairly appetizing pasta dishes and a glass of wine each. Ghent is one of those cities that surprises me... More 

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Avelgem, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Wonderful building and architecture with a fascinating history. Very nice café and restaurant, incl. terrace, theater, etc. Best place in the world to read your paper while having a coffee. Also by far the best rock concert hall of the world in the basement.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Generally the vooruit is not the place you'd go with small kids. Thus we did. Had plenty of space around the tables to jump & crawl around😜👩‍👩‍👧‍👦. Good, less Common drinks and ok service. Go Vooruit, Gooo!

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palmerston north
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

The vooriut is a wonderful place to visit any time of the day or night. The food is good for lunch, the terrace if fabulous for a drink and the concert halls are great.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

This beautiful building used to be a Trade Union headquarters, and now houses a theatre and gallery space. On its ground floor, however, there is a huge art deco cafe - much used by locals ad serving tasty food as well as a wide range of beers. It's very popular with young Ghentians we found on the Sunday afternoon we... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

It's a beautiful historical building where everyone can come and drink an look around at ease. Food is awfull, only drinks are ok, a lot of fair trade and bio stuff

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Vooruit, Digital marketeer at Vooruit Arts Centre, responded to this review

Hi Johan! Too bad you didn't really like the food. Anything in particular that we can improve? Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards More 

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