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Velootje

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Kalversteeg 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 486 83 86 48
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18:00 - 01:00
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Sun 18:00 - 00:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This place is superb. A real opener. You want to see bikes? He has them, you want to see a thin cat? He has one. You want to see absolutely any random peice of furniture all in one place? He has it.... yes he charges 6 euros a beer but it's an experience... we were sat with a random German... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1,240 reviews
558 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

... if you are happy to pay 6 Euros for an unknown beer (in the sense that there is no beer list and the owner (?) simply offered us a strong beer or not. We went for a "not" and were offered a blonde (which was at best good). Inside, it is to be honest dirty. Fascinating as the bicycle... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

THIS IS NOT A RESTRAUNT A friend recommended this place and it was a real eye opener, the place is full of old bikes, hanging from the ceiling, fixed to the walls and free standing. Not much in the way of seating as lots covered in junk. The bottled beer that we drank served by the the eccentric owner in... More 

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1 Thank BobG1951
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Always an experience. Warmish welcome but that is all part of the attraction. Great a few beers in one of the quirkiest places on the planet.

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Thank Doug T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

The place is dirty and unhygienic. They don't show the prices of anything, but you think "well, it's bad beer in an obviously illegal place, it can't be that much." When the moment of paying arrives the owner wants to charge you 6 euro for the same beers that would cost 3 euro in any nice place in the city.... More 

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1 Thank Gustavo F
Ghent, Belgium
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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!

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1 Thank charlesleflamand
Ghent, Belgium
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Looks and feels like a great place, but the owner is a real crook as there is no price list. The beers are way overpriced, 6 euro's for a beer that's worth 2,5 - 3€ in another pub. Really disappointing!!!

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Thank 803lkd
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Found this little gem by accident. Its open in the afternoon. All I can say its unique Its looks like a scrap yard both inside and out but when inside you see many old items. Its a bit like those computer games where you have to find certain items on the screen. But are hiddin among tat and other objects.... More 

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2 Thank paul s
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

After some administrative problems, the well known place 't Velootje is again fully open to the public.. Do not ask to eat something, it is not a restaurant,it is a verry tipical special Estaminé, or local Pub, situated in a building who was build before the emperor Carolus Quintus was born, in Ghent, so more than 535 ears ago. The... More 

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1 Thank Claude P
Auckland, New Zealand
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102 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

My wife and I came here by chance whilst waiting for a restaurant to open. It is a very interesting places, and Lieven is definitely somebody who enjoys what he does! We couldn't go inside due to "Health and Safety" reasons, but we could look in and it's easy to see why - so much stuff everywhere! We sat outside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
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Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 00:00
Monday
18:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 01:00
Thursday
18:00 - 01:00
Friday
18:00 - 01:00
Saturday
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalversteeg 2, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 486 83 86 48

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?