Jan van Gent is also a bird, yes, but you will not find it here. I discovered this spot while eating at De Papegaai (check De Papegaai article) and what tastes good after some delicious fattening fast food? How right you are, a lovely pint does the trick. I recently got my ‘meal’ at Papegaai and ate it at Jan Van Gent. They were totally cool with that, so they are really cool, no?
If you do not know a lot of Belgian beers, you can now read and learn what each beer is about on the ordering list. Like you would choose a wine based on its origin. Definitely a smart move, even for me to try out new things.
Only some meters away, you have all you need in one place for a splendid evening. This café has big windows, for a clear view on what’s happening (I am kind of big on watching ) outside.
The charming checkerboard floor gives this establishment a special nudge, which I love. In the back there is a big terrace with nice colorful lights and heated sofas! there is also a fussball table.
Jan Van Gent also organizes lots of happenings, like an improv evening or just a nice party. Sometimes quiet, sometimes loud, check whatever evening you are here what night it is.