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Address: Groentenmarkt 7, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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+32 9 223 23 24
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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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!

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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 December 2016
Rafael J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Rafael J
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank zuv
Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank thor2705
Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank David H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 498 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

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Thank Luuk S
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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).

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Thank EllenChr
Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This building on Groentenmarkt looks interesting from the outside, but apart from a few parma type hams hanging from the beams, it is really quite disappointing.

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