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) #476 of 741 Restaurants in Ghent $$ - $$$
Kalversteeg 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 486 83 86 48
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good24%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible15%
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Kalversteeg 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed November 1, 2015

Found this little gem by accident. Its open in the afternoon. All I can say its unique Its looks like a scrap yard both inside and out but when inside you see many old items. Its a bit like those computer games where you have...More

2  Thank paul s
Reviewed August 18, 2015

After some administrative problems, the well known place 't Velootje is again fully open to the public.. Do not ask to eat something, it is not a restaurant,it is a verry tipical special Estaminé, or local Pub, situated in a building who was build before...More

1  Thank Claude P
Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I came here by chance whilst waiting for a restaurant to open. It is a very interesting places, and Lieven is definitely somebody who enjoys what he does! We couldn't go inside due to "Health and Safety" reasons, but we could look...More

1  Thank Matt H
Reviewed May 21, 2015

This bar really has to be seen to be believed. Very pleasant and welcoming owners and and we all sat outside and had a good chat over a beer (which cost 4 euros, in plastic glasses) You can not go inside of this pub as...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed December 17, 2014

a few of us were wondering through the little streets of Ghent, trying to find a place to get warm..and being in Belgium, a little something to drink.. We walked past this place, that looked like a scrap hard, that had a little whole in...More

Thank sunet v
Reviewed May 8, 2014

We happened to find this while wandering around and following some people inside. From the outside it looks like your usual Belgian bar until you head inside, once your eyes have adjusted to the dim candle light your jaw drops as you take in the...More

Thank Tracy D
Reviewed April 23, 2014

I enjoyed my evening at Velootje; the beer was tasty and the owner is a character. However, I can't help wondering whether the organised chaos, the dark, smoky room, the anecdotes about health and safety and fire hazards etc are all part of a piece...More

1  Thank Flintmills
Reviewed January 21, 2014

It isn't what it appears to be. This is what I can say. The owner was the most disgusting and unfriendly host that I have ever met. You would expect at a totally different place and host when you enter, but not so. The host...More

1  Thank Andrei397
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Seriously... this is the most interesting bar / bike museum I have ever been to in all of my travels. The bar is filled with old bicycles hanging from the ceiling and old lamps on the tables. Don't mind that the entire place is filled...More

1  Thank JayRud911
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We love ancient bicycles, bicycle history, crazy bicycles, and general geekiness. Mr. Lieven has a relaxed personality with visitors and his pub (at present somewhat condensed) boasts an amazing collection of bicycles, train lamps, and other items in an appealingly eccentric atmosphere. Very first time...More

Thank val g
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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  • Address: Kalversteeg 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 486 83 86 48
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