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Het Groot Vleeshuis

Groentenmarkt 7, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 23 24
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The impressive medieval Great Butchers' hall houses the centre for the promotion of local East Flemish products. Discover the East Flanders' cuisine!
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  • Very good48%
  • Average27%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Groentenmarkt 7, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 23 24

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The building has a prime waterside position, but upon approach, you see stunning old timber ceilings inside and are automatically drawn in. Well worth the visit

Thank codym481
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The Old Meat Hall is now a place where you can buy and/or eat local food while enjoying a market and some street entertainement ! One of the best spots to try the famous Belgium fries in Ghent !

Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The structure was the ancient meat hall of Ghent. Major renovation works had been made and now it looked better both from outside but more decent internally with many small shops and restaurants. Worth to come and stroll around the structure during your visit to...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

This place sells all the local food. Very good to bring tourists on a sightseeing and tasting trip. I love the meat. All the food is available for purchase to bring back home and for consumption within the venue itself.

Thank Sandy5611
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This old building still has it's old charm on the outside but has now been turned into a restaurant and small shops inside. It is worth seeing because of it's history but just to take photos of the outside.

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Definitely a place to visit. This is the ancient meat-hall of Ghent. Nowadays you can enjoy local products and dream away in a different era just by looking and feeling the place.

Thank Rafael J
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A big old stone house placed on the bank of the canal,close to Groentenmarkt square.Very big but with not a very impressive architecture.Very close is an embarkment point for boat tours.

Thank zuv
Reviewed 3 August 2016

It is just across from the main square. It has a lot of things going on: pubs, food. It is also a historical building and as everything in Ghent it is amazing. Don't just pass by it.

Thank thor2705
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Allsorts going on, bars with heavy % beers, food in abundance, snails just outside to eat. Very busy hub just by Castle of the Counts.

Thank David H
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This building, the original, Great Butchers Hall dating back to the Fifteenth century occupies a prime position adjacent to the River Leie and facing onto Groentenmarkt Square. One of the main City bridges is close by. Fully restored, it is now a centre for the...More

Thank bsandrs
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