If you want to discover it all, get yourself a café-plan and get started I’m sure that if you ask your dearest ESN-board members for some advice, they’ll all have . Phone, +32 9 37 66 · Address. Walpoortstraat 17; Gent, Belgium Marimain, Gent, Belgium. Website, Phone, +32 10 66 03 · Address. Verlorenkost 17; Gent, Belgium Plan B, Gent, Belgium. likes. Cafe. Cafe Plan B. No automatic alt text.
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One of my favourite community building projects is Leefstraten living streetsin which a bunch of streets are being made traffic-free, all summer long. But hip developments aside, Ghent has retained its strong character, and a lot of the new spots are the same old places but with new, young owners. Dead during daytime, more and more alive as the night proceeds. In this pub, hidden in one of the side-arms of the Overpoortstraat, you will always find an ESN member or two.
In general it is associated with the cool and hipster people of the town. The scheme let us set up our first print shop there four years ago.
The music they play is varied: Coffee company De Draak goes back even further: De Quizfabriek is feeling delighted with Kim Masselin and 4 others at Marimain. Visitors staying in the city centre should drop by the city brewery Gruut Grote Huidevettershoek 10which produces excellent brews.
My personal favourite is Mister Moustache — he just plays the funkiest tunes. The links are powered by Skimlinks. Another project is De Stadstuin the city gardennear the Handelsdok canal.
Het Lepelblad Onderbergen 40 is my favourite for lunch, with a hearty kitchen and a homely feel. What was once part of the harbour next to the decrepit Dampoort railway station will be redeveloped into an imaginative housing project in the next few years.
Concerts come with exhibitions and vice-versa.
It has been well renovated and houses the carillon that is still being played every week! Cafpelan there are also some zones in town every student knows:. These days, art spaces are popping up outside the city centre.
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But there are also a few classics that I just have to return to now and then. Another idea is to rent a boat from Minerva near Coupure and cruise along the Leie with some friends. The pub also houses a beautiful patio that you can enjoy during the warmer days. It serves a variety of food in an all-you-can-eat buffet concept and has a cantina-style atmosphere.
By Stijn Buyst, editor of Use-it. Democrazy takes care of the live music shows, and you can also find SECONDRoom Ghent there, a gallery concept where cutting cafeplsn contemporary artists show their work.
Subbacultchawhich organises concerts all over town, has its offices there as well.
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All that in the middle of the historic centre of Ghent. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. In the old harbour, for example, Dok-Noord 5L is a really young and fresh place — an artist-run exhibition, work and concert space in an old welding factory.
And when a new restaurant opens, it is often run by young chefs who prefer not to go after a Michelin star because of all the fuss that involves. De warmtelampjes gloeien al vurig rood in Hugo van Heddeghem was drinking bier at Marimain. DOK is a temporary cultural project in a large area where the old harbour and the border of the city flow into each other — empty warehouses, some slightly out-of-place apartment blocks and the odd second-hand car dealer.
These pubs are bigger compared to those in other areas of Ghent, and the club Charlatan even accommodates multiple party rooms…. Robin De Goederen is drinking bier at Marimain. This genh contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase.
It works both ways: Drinking coffee becomes a personalised experience. Deeper down in the underground, cafepoan temporary places likeGouvernementIn De Ruimte and Kerk Gent are popping up all the time, providing a stage for acts that are — if not as enigmatic — just as exciting.