Nick Provoost

Ghent

Spotter since 2010

My spots (26)

St Peter's Abbey – The Ghent vineyards

"St Peter's Abbey" in Ghent is one of the city's two beer-producing abbeys. I find it the perfect place to chill out and try many kinds of Belgian beer.

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Art & culture
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Relaxing

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Nick

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Bar Jan Cremer – Coffee, bagels, chai and peanuts

"Bar Jan Cremer" in Ghent has a variety of cold and warm drinks, and some snacks. I like it as a cafe/bar to relax after a visit to Sint-Pieter Abbey!

bars
Bars
coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
snacks
Snacks

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Nick

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Lousbergmarkt – Foodie paradise

"Lousbergmarkt" is a quality Ghent grocery store. They have cheese traditionally, but I come here for the organic fruit as well. This market has everything

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
restaurants
Restaurants
shopping
Shopping
snacks
Snacks

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Nick

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STAM – Ghent city museum

"STAM" is Ghent's city museum. It's located in the old abbey. I must say, if you haven't been to this museum, you haven't been in Ghent!

arts&culture
Art & culture

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Nick

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Eetkaffee Multatuli – Fair food

"Eetkaffee Multatuli" in Ghent is a true hidden gem of a spot. Please, keep quiet about this restaurant as I don't want it to become more popular!

bars
Bars
coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
restaurants
Restaurants

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Nick

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Noodlebar Ramen – Fresh - cosy - no-nonsense

"Noodlebar Ramen" is a fresh, cozy and no-nonsense noodle restaurant in Ghent. The owner has published several books on street food. I come here for lunch.

restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

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Nick

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Tartes de Françoise – Homemade cakes and quiches

"Tartes de Françoise" in Ghent makes simple, honest, homemade cakes and tarts. Its only disadvantage is that this bakery is only take-away, and not eat-in.

shopping
Shopping
snacks
Snacks

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Nick

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Roots – Living room cuisine #2

"Roots" is a restaurant in Ghent with pure food, local, honest and refined. I prefer these small-scare restaurants with direct contact with the kitchen...

restaurants
Restaurants

By

Nick

Provoost

About me

About me
I finished my studies in international relations at Ghent University in 2002. After one more year of studies in Louvain-la-neuve (close to Brussels), I left to work in Vienna for 3 years. In 2006 I was happy to move back to my beloved Ghent. I’m currently employed at University College Ghent, where I’m involved in international projects, hosting of Erasmus students, etc.

In my free time I love to travel, to cook (mainly Belgian, Italian and Asian dishes), to explore the city, to visit restaurants, bars, theater, concerts, etc. If it comes to sports I try to swim and to do yoga on a regular basis.

Why Ghent?
With less than 300.000 inhabitants Ghent is not a huge city, but still it offers everything you need and expect from a city.

Ghent is permanently developing, without losing its historical past. It combines old and new architecture. Old buildings get a modern touch and a new function. The students bring in a vivid atmosphere. Here you don’t find a university campus, but the university buildings and the colleges are spread everywhere in town.

The people of Ghent can be quite stubborn, but not really narrow minded. It’s a great city to live in and a great city to explore as a tourist!

Where else can you find me online?
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Check out the interview with me on the Spotted by Local's blog
I also run a company which offers free guided tours in Ghent, iTours.be. You're more than welcome to join one of our tours!

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