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Address: Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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+32 9 267 28 28
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 01:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Vooruit is a vibrant live performing arts center located in a 100 years old...

Vooruit is a vibrant live performing arts center located in a 100 years old monument in the heart of Ghent. Since 1982, we have been offering countless cultural events like concerts, podium performances, parties, book presentations, debates...

Vooruit is a significant meeting place for a very diverse public.

Contributing to this is our popular Cafe with patio, where anyone can come enjoy a (vegetarian) meal or drink, meet for a chat, or catch up on some work.

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Great place to hang out. And you might catch a gig.

Ended up spending a lot of time here! It became our base. It works at all times of day and night and is constantly busy with people of all ages having coffee, beers, reading... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Rose T
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Ended up spending a lot of time here! It became our base. It works at all times of day and night and is constantly busy with people of all ages having coffee, beers, reading papers or on their laptops. A proper community hub, which is a rare find. The food was great, and a good price. Ended up in a... More 

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Thank Rose T
Bolton, United Kingdom
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384 reviews
323 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This wasn't on my list of things to see but I passed it when visiting elsewhere. It does not look the same as the photos on here as the two side steeples don't seem to be as high as in the photo. As a building I found it looked ordinary and didn't even bother to take any pictures of it.... More 

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zomergem
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

An old building very well renovated in the typical art deco style of the end of the 19th century....

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1 Thank PietDS
Cairns, Australia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Always interesting events going on! Good atmosphere, everyone is friendly, clean venue. Adds historic value to the city, even when there are no events happening that day. The cafe is always buzzing too.

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Thank Barbara D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The perfect place for escape . But an summer more ideal place for work. Specially terrace . Beers , wine, coffee , and thee. Everything for everyone

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Thank zain r
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to go see concerts. Very nice architecture and very cosy place to be. Nice café as well. Historical place.

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1 Thank Rafael J
Ghent, Belgium
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you ask most Ghentians they will recommend De Vooruit. It's a place where you will find a lot of the locals: artists, intellectuals, workers and especially students. If you are here in the summer, I would really recommend their open air cafe. It is a very nice, cosy and hip place to enjoy the sun and the summer nights.... More 

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1 Thank Jounski
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

It is a charming venue with a very beautiful theater and nice open air cafe and there is always an interesting events happening here.

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Thank Nanda M
Digne les Bains, France
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

De Vooruit like we call it in Ghent, is a place where you will see people from all intellectual levels. Students, workers, Lawyers, Artists and many others. You can eat a good Spaghetti or a vegetarian dish together with good local beer. De Vooruit in Ghent is organizing every year a lot of cultural events. Concerts, symposia, exhibitions and many... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We hope that the Centre will come to life again when the students return to the city because this last weekend in August, it was a Ghost Town -- tired and dusty, no one there, nothing open. We appreciate the special architecture and the interesting neighbourhood but we presume everyone was on holiday on the final weekend of August because... More 

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