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Guidebook for Gent

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Guidebook for Gent

Food Scene
honest coffee, excellence in all different styles
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OR Coffee
7 Dok-Noord
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honest coffee, excellence in all different styles
honest coffee, excellence in all different styles
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Or Coffee
26 Walpoortstraat
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honest coffee, excellence in all different styles
vegan coffee shop. Great coffee.
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Full Circle Coffee
5 Zuidstationstraat
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vegan coffee shop. Great coffee.
loved by hipsters
Peaberry Coffeebar
24 Limburgstraat
loved by hipsters
the crowdiest
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Café Labath
1 Oude Houtlei
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the crowdiest
not the best decoration but said to be the best coffee
Take Five Espresso
10 Voldersstraat
not the best decoration but said to be the best coffee
(our studio did the branding for this one). Great sandwiches, crowdy hipster Ghent incrowd. Coffees really good too.
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Moor & Moor
7 Jakobijnenstraat
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(our studio did the branding for this one). Great sandwiches, crowdy hipster Ghent incrowd. Coffees really good too.
One of the first coffee shops in town. Very crowdy, if you want lunch or breakfast in the weekend, we recommend to make a reservation. Not in centre of town, but a very lively neighbourhood.
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clouds in my coffee
104 Dendermondsesteenweg
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One of the first coffee shops in town. Very crowdy, if you want lunch or breakfast in the weekend, we recommend to make a reservation. Not in centre of town, but a very lively neighbourhood.
Very crowdy, if you want lunch or breakfast in the weekend, we recommend to make a reservation. Not in centre of town, but a very lively neighbourhood.
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Wald - breakfast, lunch, brunch, aperitivo & dinner
39/001 Dendermondsesteenweg
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Very crowdy, if you want lunch or breakfast in the weekend, we recommend to make a reservation. Not in centre of town, but a very lively neighbourhood.
Vegan cakes. Hipsterish.
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Madam Bakster
142 Brabantdam
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Vegan cakes. Hipsterish.
Another one of the originals in the Ghent coffee scene. Great coffee. Nice terrace. Fun fact: the drawings inside of the nice decor are done by Panamarenko, one of Belgium’s most important artists. I’d recommend a reservation here too.
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Simon Says
8 Sluizeken
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Another one of the originals in the Ghent coffee scene. Great coffee. Nice terrace. Fun fact: the drawings inside of the nice decor are done by Panamarenko, one of Belgium’s most important artists. I’d recommend a reservation here too.
vegan street food. On an old industrial site turned into a shopping area (the biggest design store in town, Directeurswoning is there too) and office area. Our offices are on that site too.
V-BOX
7 Dok-Noord
vegan street food. On an old industrial site turned into a shopping area (the biggest design store in town, Directeurswoning is there too) and office area. Our offices are on that site too.
Food Hall Dok Noord: same location as Vbox. It only opened a couple of months back but has a good pizzeria, locally brewed beers, great tosti’s, and a bbq restaurant
Dok-Noord
Food Hall Dok Noord: same location as Vbox. It only opened a couple of months back but has a good pizzeria, locally brewed beers, great tosti’s, and a bbq restaurant
Undoubtedly the best cakes in town. However: busy.
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Julie's House
13 Kraanlei
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Undoubtedly the best cakes in town. However: busy.
great pizza. Don’t take reservations.
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Otomat Gent
3 Kleine Vismarkt
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great pizza. Don’t take reservations.
the best in the high end segment. Must-do if you’re a foodie. Make a reservation.
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PUBLIEK
39 Ham
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the best in the high end segment. Must-do if you’re a foodie. Make a reservation.
popular since day one. Make a reservation.
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Alberte
78 Dendermondsesteenweg
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popular since day one. Make a reservation.
excellent pizza. Make a reservation.
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Eat Love Pizza
10 Ajuinlei
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excellent pizza. Make a reservation.
easy but good. Meat and veggie balls. Perfect family deal. No reservation needed.
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Balls & Glory
6 Jakobijnenstraat
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easy but good. Meat and veggie balls. Perfect family deal. No reservation needed.
Belgium is fries. This is by far the best one in town. However, queues can be up to an hour...
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De Frietketel
89 Papegaaistraat
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Belgium is fries. This is by far the best one in town. However, queues can be up to an hour...
excellent alternative to Frietketel
Frituur Tartaar
3 Heilige-Geeststraat
excellent alternative to Frietketel
vegetarian and vegan oldtimer. Quick bite.
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Greenway Gent
42 Nederkouter
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vegetarian and vegan oldtimer. Quick bite.
simple, honest and cheap. The owner’s a great guy too.
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Lokaal
100 Brabantdam
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simple, honest and cheap. The owner’s a great guy too.
you can walk from our house to one of the best bakeries in town. They combine excellent bread, pastries with brocante (really!) but are a must-visit.
Bakkerij bernard
487 Brusselsesteenweg
you can walk from our house to one of the best bakeries in town. They combine excellent bread, pastries with brocante (really!) but are a must-visit.
You’ll pay more at these shops, you'll get better chocolates.
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Yuzu
11/A Walpoortstraat
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You’ll pay more at these shops, you'll get better chocolates.
You’ll pay more at these shops, you'll get better chocolates.
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Joost Arijs
24 Vlaanderenstraat
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You’ll pay more at these shops, you'll get better chocolates.
One of the friteries from the hood. Bike / short car drive distance.
De Goeie Goeste
163 Tweekapellenstraat
One of the friteries from the hood. Bike / short car drive distance.
Best friterie closeby. Looks everything a Belgian friterie should look like. Basic, but good!
Fritstop
753 Brusselsesteenweg
Best friterie closeby. Looks everything a Belgian friterie should look like. Basic, but good!
Breakfast & lunch
BARBIET
3 Baudelostraat
Breakfast & lunch
Drinks & Nightlife
top 100 of the world’s best bars
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Jigger's
16 Oudburg
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top 100 of the world’s best bars
excellent wine bar
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ONA
71 Nederkouter
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excellent wine bar
Parks & Nature
In only a five minute walk from our place you’re in the Gentbrugse Meersen, the biggest park in town. Perfect for running, walking and picnics.
Gentbrugse Meersen
In only a five minute walk from our place you’re in the Gentbrugse Meersen, the biggest park in town. Perfect for running, walking and picnics.
Big and free (though it could be you have to pay for the parking) outdoor area: swimming, slides, bar, and busy :-)
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Blaarmeersen
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Big and free (though it could be you have to pay for the parking) outdoor area: swimming, slides, bar, and busy :-)
The cutest nature reserve around.
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Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen
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The cutest nature reserve around.
Shopping
New in town but an excellent interior design collection. OPen on Sundays.
Atelier Ecru
18 Burgstraat
New in town but an excellent interior design collection. OPen on Sundays.
one owner with great taste (who’s name actually is Christophe and not Piet), and two great shops
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Piet Moodshop - homestore
94 Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat
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one owner with great taste (who’s name actually is Christophe and not Piet), and two great shops
one owner with great taste (who’s name actually is Christophe and not Piet), and two great shops
PIET Moodshop - workstore
one owner with great taste (who’s name actually is Christophe and not Piet), and two great shops
two shops. One for men, one for women, across the street from each other.
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Rewind Store
44 Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat
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two shops. One for men, one for women, across the street from each other.
the only decent sneaker store in town
Dope
74 Onderbergen
the only decent sneaker store in town
genious in selecting her collections, she’s been around for a very long time
Mieke
87 Burgstraat
genious in selecting her collections, she’s been around for a very long time
you’ll love the building and what they sell
TWIGGY - for him and her
3 Notarisstraat
you’ll love the building and what they sell
cosy plant shop
Little green stories
82 Sint-Jacobsnieuwstraat
cosy plant shop
Flower market on Sundays. A weekly event. Also, apero with oysters during the market.
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Kouter
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Flower market on Sundays. A weekly event. Also, apero with oysters during the market.
local, qualitative supermarket. Nice one to walk in. Open on Sundays until 6.30 PM
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CRU Gent
177 Kouter
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local, qualitative supermarket. Nice one to walk in. Open on Sundays until 6.30 PM
Local market on Sunday mornings. closeby and busy with good weather. Excellent for fruit and vegetables.
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Ledebergplein
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Local market on Sunday mornings. closeby and busy with good weather. Excellent for fruit and vegetables.
Most convenient supermarket nearby. Open until 8PM on Saturday, closed on Sunday.
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Delhaize Ledeberg
96 Driesstraat
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Most convenient supermarket nearby. Open until 8PM on Saturday, closed on Sunday.
Coffee & books (in an independent bookshop)
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Paard Van Troje
113 Kouter
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Coffee & books (in an independent bookshop)
Art & specialty books.
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Copyright Bookshop
8 Jakobijnenstraat
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Art & specialty books.
Entertainment & Activities
Bowling, minigolf, pool, snooker and huge lot of games.
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O'Learys Gent Event Center
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Bowling, minigolf, pool, snooker and huge lot of games.
Karting, but without the sound. Nice track. Make a reservation.
eKart
Karting, but without the sound. Nice track. Make a reservation.
One of the alternative movie houses.
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Studio Skoop
63 Sint-Annaplein
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One of the alternative movie houses.
One of the alternative movie houses.
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Sphinx Cinema and Cafe
3 Sint-Michielshelling
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One of the alternative movie houses.
The big one.
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Kinepolis Gent
12 Ter Platen
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The big one.
The best looking pool in Belgium.
Zwembad Van Eyck
The best looking pool in Belgium.
The best looking pool in Belgium.
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LAGO Gent Rozebroeken
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The best looking pool in Belgium.
Getting Around
Check out the website for public transport timetables.
De Lijn Gentbrugge
361 Brusselsesteenweg
Check out the website for public transport timetables.
Best cab in town. Got an app too. Be careful: very few übers around.
V-Tax
98 Wiedauwkaai
Best cab in town. Got an app too. Be careful: very few übers around.
De Fietsambassade Gent vzw
27 Voskenslaan
Essentials
For everyday buys.
Colruyt Ledeberg
69 Edmond Van Hoorebekestraat
For everyday buys.
Fanciest laundry around.
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WASBAR
37 Korenmarkt
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Fanciest laundry around.