Chocolaterie Van Hoorebeke
Chocolaterie Van Hoorebeke
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Jedda1
Plano, TX545 contributions
Apr 2022
Bit more exclusive near St. Baafs Cathedral which houses the Ghent Altar piece. This was chocolate to die for! Pralines were exceptional and we also bought several dark chocolate bar varieties. There's no shortage of chocolaterie's in Ghent, but this was at top of the list!
Written April 19, 2022
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TexasGirl13
Christiansted, St. Croix86 contributions
May 2019
This little chocolate shop was recommended to us by a tour guide. Ghent was our first stop in Belgium so this was my first opportunity to try Belgian chocolate. It was a little a little pricey - we got a box of mixed chocolates and a bar for 27 Euro - but it was worth it! We brought the box home with us and managed to limit ourselves to only one piece per night. Loved the different flavors! Very inventive and really like nothing I'd ever had!
Written August 10, 2019
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Fitiany
Amman, Jordan334 contributions
Sep 2017 • Business
This chocolaterie offers a very special freshly prepared chocolate that make a very special gift to take home
Written September 27, 2017
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Paige E
Denver, CO13 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
Yes, the chocolate is amazing and it's the 4.8 star review on Google that had me seek out this establishment. I arrived early afternoon to purchase my souvenir gifts to take home with me and there were 2 ladies working. I waited my turn and I asked questions about the chocolates and still was figuring out if I should buy a pre-arranged box or pick out specific chocolates. After deciding on wanting to buy the 15euro "picking out your own chocolates" option, I patiently waited for another turn. As you know, in Europe there is no queue - it's every "man for himself". I waited and was passed over 4 times - with parties who had entered the store after me. Neither salesperson really cared - refusing to make eye contact with me and I really didn't understand why this was happening. I am a very laid back traveler and not rude or demanding, so I just didn't understand WHY. I was finally only helped with the salesperson went to help a couple and the man said to help me because I had been there waiting before them. This store is located in a VERY touristy spot - if you don't like tourists, don't have a job serving them. I don't like writing bad reviews and never go out of my way to do this, but this treatment left me feeling really mad.
Written May 3, 2018
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blindbutforroses
Fayetteville, NC1 contribution
Oct 2016 • Solo
I visited the chocolaterie "Cedric Den Hoorebeke" while I was in Ghent. The chocolates were delicious, though a little more expensive than other shops I've been to and not too much variety (still worth it I think). However, the lady working was not the friendliest. She didn't take time to explain the chocolates to me rather she quickly named off all the types they had on display leaving me in a daze. I felt like she wanted me to make my choice as quickly as possible and leave as to not waste her precious time (even though I was the only one in the shop)...Maybe I caught her on an off day or maybe she doesn't like Americans. Either way I didn't feel so welcomed.
Written October 31, 2016
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Denise H
2 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
I purchased chocolates from three different companies in Belgium. The other two companies were mentioned in the guide books, but I popped into this one after seeing the cellar through the window. The chocolates were the very best I have ever tasted. If you visit Ghent, you must try their candy.
Written May 31, 2016
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Sylvia DrSoul Fernandez
San Juan, Puerto Rico9,505 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
I have been here 2 weeks and every chocolate I have tasted has been delicious, from the one in the supermarket to the ones bought in chocolatiers like this one! In some chocolatiers they even offer you a free sample to get you more interested in their quality chocolates! Today I just bought one here because I have already bought and eaten so much chocolate!!! It was delicious!!
Written September 22, 2019
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RobertMacPherson
Atlanta, GA3 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We tried other chocolate on our trip to Belgium, but this was the absolute best! We visited this place two times, and both times we had the best experience. Those who helped us at the counter were extremely friendly, and the second time we were there we got to meet one of the owners and her son. We were impressed with how nice everyone was, and we were able to have a wonderful conversation with the owner. We highly recommend going here! It really is a must if you are in Gent.
Written August 6, 2018
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Nancy H
Mount Dora, FL394 contributions
Apr 2018
Our excursion included a visit to this famous chocolatier where we saw a demonstration of chocolate making from start to finish. The gracious head chocolatier allowed us to sample many of their products which were so delicious. They have been making candies for generations. Great stop!
Written May 22, 2018
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The_Concierge_8
Trinidad and Tobago3,244 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
With only one staff member filling boxes and cashing, it can be a wait.

If you’re behind someone ordering a mixed box or two, you'll need to exercise patience as folks take their time with choosing each piece by type or filling to fill their boxes which are also then weighed.

The lady filling is quite efficient in calling out the flavours and making suggestions based on whether you prefer milk or dark, but the process does take time.

If you see a line and don’t have much time on your hands, then it’s not a stop for you.

The chocolate here is divine! Back from our trip, our box is being savoured slowly and it remains the most enjoyable, decadent souvenir of our visit to Gent!
Written May 17, 2018
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