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Het Velootje

Kalversteeg 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 486 83 86 48
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Major scam

The owner charges 6 euros for a cheap beer or a soda served in a very dirty glass. His place is... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2016
charlesleflamand
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Ghent, Belgium
via mobile
One-of-a-kind.

This place is perhaps the very definition of a real, old school "local bar". The place is tiny and... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2016
Frederik D
,
Kruishoutem, Belgium
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22 May 2016
“Major scam”
12 Mar 2016
“One-of-a-kind.”
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Kalversteeg 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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+32 486 83 86 48
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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

The owner charges 6 euros for a cheap beer or a soda served in a very dirty glass. His place is extremely unhygienic. Stay away!

1  Thank charlesleflamand
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

This place is perhaps the very definition of a real, old school "local bar". The place is tiny and mostly filled with junk - you're kept discovering every minute you're inside. The owner, Lieven, who seemingly was wearing his pyjama pants, has some superb beers...More

Thank Frederik D
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

This used to be a bar, but it got closed down since it no longer complies with regulations. Now, the owner welcomes anyone in his home to drink whatever beer he can get hold on (there is but one choice). Please don't bother visiting. His...More

2  Thank Pieterjan V
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Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

This virtual hole in the wall is a must if you like to leave the beaten path. There are four seats left in this "tavern" which is really an old man inviting friends to his "home" for a drink. Might not be the best beer,...More

Thank Skye C
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

We were first introduced to this bar years ago while being taken round Ghent by a local. At that time you could get near the back of the bar! As the years have gone by space inside has decreased. The incredibly eccentric owner is a...More

Thank SarahC0805
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

This isn't for everyone. A tiny bar tucked away down a side street with no signs to tell you if you are in the right place. The owner served us up a plastic glass of warm, mediocre beer and sat us at a table surrounded...More

Thank libraryhelen
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