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. The place is now recently updated and is now even more cosy than ever. They removed some chairs in favor of some couches, big fan.
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.