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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!
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good48%
  • Average27%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“hams” (8 reviews)
“old building” (8 reviews)
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Groentenmarkt 7, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Impressive big old building, free entry, in a nice cosy spot in the center of the old town. Worth stepping in.

Thank Jurgen B
Vleeshuis, Manager at Het Groot Vleeshuis, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thanks a lot for your review!

Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is a place to introduce local food items, incl. beer. We ordered two kinds of beer and a plate of cheeses and charcuteries. It's too bad that they do not name them and so we can't name them at shops! The business hours as...More

1  Thank pusapusa
Vleeshuis, Manager at Het Groot Vleeshuis, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for your reaction, we will name the products in the future as you suggested.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Lovely restaurant and gift shop with local produce at very reasonable prices. Ample space and fast service of quality food.

1  Thank johannesv729
Vleeshuis, Manager at Het Groot Vleeshuis, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you very much for your positive reaction.

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

It was easy to find this big, old building on my way to the Gravenstein Castle. Inside is a modern restaurant offering delicious foods. I took several pictures inside, focusing on the pigs' legs hanging up from the ceiling. They reminded me of many hams...More

1  Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 21 July 2017

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 CodyMav
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
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