We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Groentenmarkt 7, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 9 223 23 24
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

The impressive medieval Great Butchers' hall houses the centre for the...

The impressive medieval Great Butchers' hall houses the centre for the promotion of local East Flemish products. Discover the East Flanders' cuisine!

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Guided Boat Trip in Ghent
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 134 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
  • 18
    Very good
  • 11
  • 4
  • 2

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... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Bolton, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Ghent

Add Photo Write a Review

134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 38: English reviews
Bolton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
383 reviews
323 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
493 reviews
262 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
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
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
1,316 reviews
1,127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 498 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
1,426 reviews
1,078 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
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
Fareham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
200 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1,277 reviews
741 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
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 promotion of local products. Internally, there is a splendid wooden roof and this is decorated... More 

Thank bsandrs
Terneuzen, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
282 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

a very old building complete restored and it looks really great inside you will see a lot of small shops with local products great to get a wine and some fingerfoods and discover how they build this building hunders of years ago

Thank Jean-Paul D
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The building itself looks great from the outside. Inside it's just one bar and a tourist shop. You can walk inside for free but it's not worth looking around.

Thank Luuk S
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
974 reviews
462 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

It looks very nice from the outside. On the inside you can see how it has been a place for food for ages. It's not the place I would eat, but a perfect place for a belgium beer - especially if the weather is a bit cold (as it was when we visited).

Thank EllenChr
Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Level Contributor
72 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Used to be a very trendy and famous slaughter house back in the old days yet now its not , but its a very charming building

Thank Sharkawy55

Travellers who viewed Het Groot Vleeshuis also viewed

Ghent, East Flanders Province
Ghent, East Flanders Province
Ghent, East Flanders Province
Ghent, East Flanders Province

Been to Het Groot Vleeshuis? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Het Groot Vleeshuis staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?