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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 - 2:00 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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Fun, no nonsens apero on the hip Vooruit terrace

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
kristof G
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Ghent, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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45 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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De Haan, Belgium
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147 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Visting thison a sunday afternoon with friends - students from Santiago de Chile- we were quite surprised there was a dance performance wit a lot of students. Just great, keep doing this please!!!!!!!!!

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

We only had diner here but that was great! The vegetarian option was good! They managed to prepare the tofu very good, flavour was nice, something I find hard to manage :). We recommend this place if you want a kind of healthy food that tastes great and has an okay price!

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

Vooruit is great. Lovely location, good drinks, super nice staff and you can just stay there for several hours without feeling like you overstayed your welcome. Also the food is fantastic, even for vegetarians. Definately go there!

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Vienna, Austria
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Have a seat at one of the colorful chairs outside on the "Terras" and have a beer, or coffee there, you will enjoy it! It is all about the place there, really nice!

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56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch. Price isn't bad, portions are allright. Their system is to pick up your own food which works great and does something for the price. Food is OK but nothing special. Building / interior is great though!

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London, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

We read and were told that you had not been to Ghent unless you had been here. We first went (on Sunday early evening) just for a beer and peek, hoping to find the fabled terrace. Beer (their own white) was good and cheap. Large cafe space with diners outnumbered by people (mostly students with laptops) taking advantage of free... More 

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