Mini Swede Swing Weekend

A razzle dazzle weekend in Ghent...



Food, drinks & rarities

Espresso Bar Gustaf
Sint-Jacobsnieuwstraat 45, 9000 Gent
Gustaf is one of the smallest and cosiest coffeebars in Belgium.

Etablissement Max
Goudenleeuwplein 3, 9000 Gent
The oldest place in Ghent for eating stunning waffles, since 1839.

Donkersteeg 35, 9000 Gent
Great Coffee since 1937.

Meersenierstraat 16 & Walpoortstraat 2, 9000 Gent
A great coffeebar in the shadow of the Dulle Griet canon. 

Café Labath
Oude Houtlei 1, 9000 Gent
Espresso or slow dripped coffee, it’s up to you. They will let you choose between their own roast, or some nice suggestions written on the blackboard. Also tea-aficionados can get by in this place.

Simon Says
Sluizeken 8, 9000 Gent
Another nice place to spend your afternoon with coffee and cake. They claim to serve the best cappuccinos in town. Better check it out!

Dinner, lunch & rare in Ghent

Restobar Charlie
Oudburg 15, 9000 Gent
A Rock ’n Roll bar with special bar foods. At Charlie’s they take local products and give it a real fun twist.

Il Castello
Geldmunt 2, 9000 Gent
At the feet of Gravensteen (=the Castle of the Counts), Il Castello serves pizza for over 20 years.

Kraanlei 79, 9000 Gent
A tiny store with delicious old-fashioned sweets and other popular Ghent delicacies such as ‘mokken’ and ‘knopkes’ (=cookies) and cuberdons (=raspberry-flavoured sweets).

Walpoortstraat 11a, 9000 Gent
Ready for a different chocolate experience? This is the place to be!

Groentenmarkt 3, 9000 Gent
Ghent's traditional mustard maker Tierenteyn- Verlent was established in 1790. This shop has been running since 1860 and it retains its original interior of tall glass cabinets of apothecary and spice jars behind varnished timber counters. Mustard is still made using original techniques and only natural ingredients. One of the best mustards you can find.

Groot Vleeshuis
Groentenmarkt 7, 9000 Gent
This is the ideal base to discover the East Flanders’ cuisine, from appetizer to dessert.

Frituur Bij Sint Jacobs
Bij Sint Jacobs, 9000 Gent
Here you will find one of the nicest “frietkot” from Ghent. They are open till 5 am in the weekends.

Julie’s House
Kraanlei 13, 9000 Gent
They serve a daily choice of delicious brunches, artisanal pies and colorful homemade cupcakes.

Huize Colette
Belfortstraat 6, 9000 Gent
Chocolatier / coffee shop / second hand bookstore. A place for peace and quiet in the middle of the centre.

Vooruit Café
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, 9000 Gent
The Café at Vooruit is a lively place. It’s big and can be quite loud, but a great place for a drink or lunch.


Hot Club de Gand (sunday is Jazz Jam!)
Groentenmarkt 15b, 9000 Gent
A small true jazz bar all the way in the back of a narrow alley, always super cosy. Swing Jazz Jam every Sunday night.

Missy Sippy
Klein Turkije 16, 9000 Gent
This is a jazzbar that keeps the blues & swing alive with a lot of concerts and dj-sets!

Club Reserva
Jan Breydelstraat 32, 9000 Gent
Another bar of the same owners of the Hot Club de Gand. A little more classy, but with the same mission.

Hotsy Totsy (and you can play games!)
Hoogstraat 1, 9000 Gent
One of our finest Jazz bars. The interiour is a total vintage extravaganza with crazy pictures and paintings all over the walls. Often you can go here for live music.

Korenmarkt 19, 9000 Gent
One of the oldest jazz bars in Ghent, hosting live music on occasion.

Groentenmarkt 12, 9000 Gent
Neighbour to the well known Hot Club de Gand, Pol is selling all kinds of “jenevers”.

Vintage shopping

Broc en Bouche
Lange Kruisstraat 6, 9000 Gent
Vintage, retro and new stylish clothing by Belgian and foreign designers.

Galerie Design7 / Frederic Rozier
Nieuwpoort 7, 9000 Gent
A mix of design from the Thirties to the Nineties, from various countries, by different designers in various price categories.

Louise & Madeleine
Kraanlei 61, 9000 Gent
Hand-made gifts (jewellery, linens, ceramics, etc.) by Belgian and foreign designers. New fresh ideas with a hint of nostalgia for times past.

Olga's Retro
Korte Meer 23, 9000 Gent
Specialised in vintage snake and crocodile leather handbags from the Fifties onwards and secondhand handbags.

Zoot & Zoot shoe-boutique
Serpentstraat 8 & Hoogpoort 46a, 9000 Gent
Feminine, playful, upbeat, colourful and a little bit vintage: these are the keywords for the Zoot collection. Trendy brands such as Edith & Ella, Magdalena, Fever, Red Juliet, Pepa Loves, Tatty Devine ..."

Zsa Zsa Rouge
Serpentstraat 22, 9000 Gent
Gift and accessories shop with colourful and original bags, gadgets, clothes and pure kitsch.

Good to know

Doctor on call +32 9 236 50 00

General number: 112
Police: 101
Ambulance/Firebrigade: 112
Poison centre: +32 70 245 245

Main Police station
Antonius Triestlaan 12, 9000 Gent
+32 9 266 61 11 (24/7)

UZ Gent
De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent
+32 9 332 21 11

AZ Sint-Lucas
Tichelrei 1, 9000 Gent
+32 9 224 61 11

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