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Guidebook for Gent

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Guidebook for Gent

Food Scene
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!
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.
You’ll pay more at this chocolate shop, but you'll get better chocolates.
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Joost Arijs
24 Vlaanderenstraat
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You’ll pay more at this chocolate shop, but you'll get better chocolates.
You’ll pay more at this chocolate shop, but you'll get better chocolates.
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Yuzu
11/A Walpoortstraat
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You’ll pay more at this chocolate shop, but you'll get better chocolates.
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.
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.
vegetarian and vegan oldtimer. Quick bite.
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Greenway Gent
42 Nederkouter
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vegetarian and vegan oldtimer. Quick bite.
excellent alternative to Frietketel
Frituur Tartaar
3 Heilige-Geeststraat
excellent alternative to Frietketel
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...
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.
excellent pizza. Make a reservation.
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Eat Love Pizza
10 Ajuinlei
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excellent pizza. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 cakes. Hipsterish.
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Madam Bakster
142 Brabantdam
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Vegan cakes. Hipsterish.
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.
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.
(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.
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
the crowdiest
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Café Labath
1 Oude Houtlei
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the crowdiest
loved by hipsters
Peaberry Coffeebar
24 Limburgstraat
loved by hipsters
Breakfast en lunch
BARBIET
3 Baudelostraat
Breakfast en lunch
vegan coffee shop. Great coffee.
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Full Circle Coffee
5 Zuidstationstraat
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vegan coffee shop. Great coffee.
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
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
Drinks & Nightlife
excellent wine bar
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ONA
71 Nederkouter
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excellent wine bar
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
Sightseeing
Centre town, world view.
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Graslei
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Centre town, world view.
Also known as Het Glazen Straatje. Probably the best looking prostitute street in the world.
Pieter Vanderdoncktdoorgang
Also known as Het Glazen Straatje. Probably the best looking prostitute street in the world.
Iconic landmark
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Belfort van Gent
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Iconic landmark
Iconic art deco building
Boekentoren
9 Rozier
Iconic art deco building
Parks & Nature
The cutest nature reserve around.
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Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen
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The cutest nature reserve around.
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 :-)
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.
Arts & Culture
Absolute institute. check their programme.
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Vooruit
23 Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat
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Absolute institute. check their programme.
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STAM - Stadsmuseum Gent
2 Godshuizenlaan
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Heritage
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Huis van Alijn
65 Kraanlei
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Heritage
Art by and about mentally ill.
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Museum Dr. Guislain
43 Jozef Guislainstraat
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Art by and about mentally ill.
Beaux Arts
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Museum voor Schone Kunsten
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Beaux Arts
Check out the exhibitions.
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Design Museum Gent
5 Jan Breydelstraat
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Check out the exhibitions.
Contemporary art.
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Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst
1 Jan Hoetplein
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Contemporary art.
Essentials
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.
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
Fanciest laundrette around.
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WASBAR
37 Korenmarkt
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Fanciest laundrette around.
For everyday buys. Not open on Sundays.
Colruyt Ghent
197 Drongensesteenweg
For everyday buys. Not open on Sundays.
Shopping
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.
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.
cosy plant shop
Little green stories
82 Sint-Jacobsnieuwstraat
cosy plant shop
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
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
the only decent sneaker store in town
Dope
74 Onderbergen
the only decent sneaker store in town
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.
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
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.
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