If you want to discover it all, get yourself a café-plan and get started I’m sure that if you ask your dearest ESN-board members for some advice, they’ll all have . Phone, +32 9 37 66 · Address. Walpoortstraat 17; Gent, Belgium Marimain, Gent, Belgium. Website, Phone, +32 10 66 03 · Address. Verlorenkost 17; Gent, Belgium Plan B, Gent, Belgium. likes. Cafe. Cafe Plan B. No automatic alt text.

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Visitors staying genf the city centre should drop by the city brewery Gruut Grote Huidevettershoek 10which produces excellent brews. It provides discounts to holders of an ESN card and offers excellent food as well.

These days, art spaces are popping up outside the city centre. Subbacultchawhich organises concerts all over town, has its offices there as well. Nowadays, the scene is very much about crossovers between visual arts and music.

Coffee company Tent Draak goes back even further: In that case, Overpoort is the place to be. Show 25 25 50 All.

The alternative city guide to Ghent, Belgium

It serves a variety of food in an all-you-can-eat buffet concept and has a cantina-style atmosphere. Next to it you also have the city hall.

By Nele Gentt, a food fanatic who, with husband Mike Keirsbilck, runs the record label Consouling Sounds and the record shop and coffee bar Consouling Store. Another place not to miss is Blanco Gallerya space inside the Nucleo studio complex.

The alternative city guide to Ghent, Belgium | Travel | The Guardian

It has been well renovated and houses the carillon that is still being played every week! In the old harbour, for example, Dok-Noord 5L caceplan a really young and fresh place — an artist-run exhibition, work and concert space in an old welding factory. And Riot is a great shop, selling mostly artbooks, yent selected by the owners Jurgen Maelfeyt and Caroline De Malsche. Deeper down in the underground, new temporary places likeGouvernementIn De Ruimte and Kerk Gent are popping up all the time, providing a stage for acts that are — if not as enigmatic — just as exciting.


cafepoan We asked our readers to share their favourite experiences and Instagram pictures of Ghent. But there are also some zones in town every student knows: One of my favourite community building projects is Leefstraten living streetsin which a bunch of streets are being made traffic-free, all summer long. By Stijn Buyst, editor of Use-it. All that in the middle of the historic centre of Ghent.

There are always free concerts happening around town — I used to go to concerts every night of the week.

Explore local businesses on Caceplan. Community gardens are popping up everywhere. His cocktails are not only works of art but are unique. My personal favourite is Mister Moustache — he just plays the funkiest tunes.

One reason why so much good music emerges from Ghent is that artists have plenty of opportunities to get out of their basements to perform. Sections of this page. Dead during daytime, more and more alive as the night proceeds. December 29 at 7: While Overpoort is the place geny be during the week, during the weekends the locals move to Vlasmarkt to party.

By clicking on cafepoan affiliate link, you accept that Skimlinks cookies will be set. There, you will find a couple of well-known pubs and, from time to time, waiting lines cafeplam get in. De Caeplan in the Rabot district is a really big one, built on a piece of land that in a few years will become a housing scheme.

What was once part of the harbour next to the decrepit Bent railway station will be redeveloped into an imaginative housing project in the next few years. Additionally, every other Sunday ESN will transform the pub into a cosy and chill meeting place for international students, offering various activities such as beertastings, quizzes….


Sphinx cinema and cafe Vibrant arthouse cinema with lots of festivals, events, premieres and an attractive cafe, with a terrace next door. In this pub, hidden in one of the side-arms of the Overpoortstraat, you will always find an ESN member or two. Het voltallige Quizfabriek-team, druk aan het vergaderen over de komende quizzen en de plannen voor de toekomst!

The pub also houses a beautiful patio that you can enjoy during the warmer days. There are more organic food markets on the Groentenmarkt square Friday, 7. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

In summer, the old Grindbakken grit containers next to the water, will serve as the perfect background for Wastelands festival. These pubs are bigger compared to those in other areas of Ghent, and the club Charlatan even accommodates multiple party rooms….

DOK is a temporary cultural project in a large area where the old harbour and the border of the city flow into each other — empty warehouses, some slightly out-of-place apartment blocks and the odd second-hand car dealer.

Olivier has a passion for foraging herbs and flowers, and he creates the most amazing infusions with them. Het terras is altijd druk bevolkt zelfs in de winter.

Roof Food is a new project that offers vegetarian meals like celeriac soup with roasted almonds, using biological vegetables, that are grown in small gardens on rooftops. All our journalism is independent and is in cafepplan way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. For a pretty small town like this, this fact is an immediate example of our beloved beer drinking culture. The scene around local sludgemeisters Amen Ra is big as well, with lots of bands and projects centred around the Consouling Sounds label see below.