There is life after the Gentse Feesten: ten enjoyable things that remain open

Still not enough of the festivities or the evening in Gent? At these ten places, you can get your inexhaustible inner party animal exhausts, or just obtain the short nights.

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Option a: charging the Batteries

You have all danskriebels and sprankeltjes energy over the past ten days eliminated? Then you have now might not make much sense to recreate the nightlife in diving. This Ghent places to allow you to quietly catch my breath.

Madame Bakster

The name of this oh so sweet thing reveals it all: here you will find masses of pastries. And that is completely guiltfree, because everything you eat or drink, is 100% vegetable. Freshly ground coffee sipping and yourself volproppen with cake, there can be less carefree look.

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Simon Says

This coffee shop, where the walls are covered with works by Panamarenko, every now and then the best onbijtplek of Ghent called. There are the cakes, the homemade jam and the warm welcome by the owners no doubt for something in between.

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If uitbollen for you is not necessarily equal need to be somewhere sitting and not more rechtkomen, DOK might be a fine place for you! On this creative meeting place are various relaxing activities such as a flea market and a skatefestival on the calendar, but you can also just very nice place to sit and have a drink. And if you are then again ready for the somewhat harder uitgaanswerk: there are also a number of (small) parties in the planning.

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Den Hoek Af

From breakfast to aperitivotijd you are welcome in Den Hoef, a fine bar with spacious terrace. You can have fresh juices, homemade iced teas and good coffee, and also the hunger is thought with a simple, but decent map.

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In this accessible wine, you will become acquainted with natural and organic wines from smaller wineries from all over Europe. You need not be a connoisseur in order to enjoy the offerings of the month, possibly with some characterful charcuterie there. An absolute relief after the cups festivalbier.

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Option two: The party never stops

Is for days and days hanging out at the Gentse Feesten, for you the ideal taste on more? Then you would get these days on a lot of closed doors can shut in Ghent, because several well-known cases remain temporarily to recover from the festivities. These places are open and welcome any night-owls with open arms.


Drinking Cocktails in style? You can always reserve a space in Jiggers’, one of the best bars in Belgium. You expect only the best of the best, in combination with driven bartenders and surprising flavour combinations. And all in a private, cozy setting.

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Bar Bricolage

The summer bar Bar Bricolage has the past few days what otherwise addressed than concullega’s: they closed the doors just during the Gentse Feesten, and are now fully refreshed (or not, judging by the katerbrunch that they had planned at the start. A visit guarantees a ongeknutseld great day or evening, possibly under the guidance of a concert or a dance move, too.


Café Video

The ‘beestig kot’ Café Video just stays open. There are often concerts and at the weekend, firmly danced. Relax and enjoy a drink there – nice weather on the terrace, but we dare to bet that you from a particular hour will be carried away by the exuberant atmosphere that often hangs.

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Minor Swing

Close? Minor Swing think not there yet. The jazz café is never far and do not want that to change because there simply happen to be something stormy is passed as the Gentse Feesten. The wine is really delicious, with a plate of cheese you get real Tierenteyn and the barman offers a fine selection of spirits. You need a little luck to have a place to find, but if you succeed, you are assured of a great evening filled with good (live) music.

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Terrace Forward

You will find not every weekend is a party in the front, but you will find there are guaranteed to do tons of cozy ambiance. Who knows, you make new friends-for-a-night that you are on a trip take it to a next spot. Everything is possible in the Forward, or however many.

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Your desire is not found in this selection? Foursquare-user Andrew Vassallo made a very extensive list of things that are open now that the Gentse Feesten will end.

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