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Address: Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 9 267 28 28
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 01:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 02:00

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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The old headquarters of the Ghent socialists.

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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365 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank jordanellie41
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank PietDS
Cairns, Australia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Barbara D
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

Thank zain r
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480 reviews
257 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Rafael J
Ghent, Belgium
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Jounski
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Digne les Bains, France
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank paulvereecke
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank BFL55
Antwerp, Belgium
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71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Sit outside and just enjoy this very unique location, close to some of the university buildings. Inside is the old café (with petanque lane indoors!) and one flight of stairs and you're in the eatery. My colleague and I had both fairly appetizing pasta dishes and a glass of wine each. Ghent is one of those cities that surprises me... More 

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