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Great Butchers' Hall

Groot Vleeshuis Gent Groot Vleeshuis Gent

Great Butchers' Hall

Great Butchers' Hall

Great Butchers' Hall

Great Butchers' Hall

The Great Butchers' Hall dates back to the 15th century, when meat halls were indoor market places with centralised sales to monitor the freshness and quality of the meat.
The building has a remarkable and splendid open wooden truss roof. If you look up, the sight of Ghent’s special Ganda Hams hanging there will whet your appetite.
The impressive medieval and covered Great Butchers’ hall houses the centre for the promotion of local East Flemish products. The ideal base to discover the East Flanders’ cuisine, from appetizer to dessert. Also arrangements for groups.

Opening hours

  • T 23/10  >
  • F 24/10  >
  • S 25/10  >
  • S 26/10  >
  • M 27/10 closed
  • T 28/10  >
  • W 29/10  >
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Groot Vleeshuis

Groentenmarkt 7
9000 Gent
Tel.: +32-92232324
Op het stadsplan: C2


Visitor’s guide Ghent

Visitor’s guide Ghent

1,000 years against the current

  • Gastronomie

Public transport


Afstand: 150m

In the neighbourhood


Tierenteyn mosterd Gent © Rudy Carlier
Tierenteyn, a tasty tradition that packs a punch.
Gandaham Gent
Depending on the size of the hams the production process can take anything from nine to fourteen months.
Temmerman Gent
A tiny store with deliciously old-fashioned sweets and other popular Ghent delicacies such as ‘mokken’ and ‘knopkes’ (cookies) and cuberdons (raspberry-flavoured sweets).