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Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant

$$ - $$$, , European
Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 06 80
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good45%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ham” (4 reviews)
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Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With well over 400 beers, this is a one stop for Belgium's selected alcohol when visiting Gent. When you do visit, you must also try their own specialty beer, Klokke Roeland, which supposedly is so strong they will serve on two a day to any...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb selection of beers in a well located bar that has great views over the river. The Klokke Roeland beer is the signature beer and so strong they won't serve you more than 3! You'll probably have fallen over by then anyway!!

Thank AndyMadd28
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Just stopped by for beer after hotel concierge recommened Bierhuis for drinks. Very cosy place and helpful service staff to help with the right beer selection. Amazing beer menu!

Thank NG1970
Reviewed 16 October 2017

After taking a boat tour, we checked out this beer bar. We had Klock Roeland, which contains 11% of alcohol! This bar does not betray your expectation for Belgium :) If hungry, you can have a meal from the neighboring restaurant (and you can play...More

Thank pusapusa
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

A really nice place next to the canal with a ridiculously large selection of beers. The staff were very helpful with recommendations and very friendly. I didn't care for the choice of music though.

Thank Laurel F
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Certainly one of the more eclectic or maybe quirky places we stopped at as we made the rounds of Ghent. The beer is great and it has a wonderful location overlooking the river leie. In the bar/pub area there is much in the way of...More

Thank Marc G
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This place has a huge variety of great beers to serve. But the best one out of all of them is Klokke Roeland beer which has 11% of alcohol and is served maximum 3 times to a single person - it is brewed to go...More

Thank Wlaki89
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We sat outside until nearly midnight on our final night of our stay here. Reasonable beer list at reasonable prices. best to get served was to go to the bar to be honest but hey ho. Nice, cosy atmosphere inside the bar with bric-a-brac abounding....More

Thank david n
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Great choice of beers - you start on one level and gently progress to the next and the next and the next and next and next and you fall over!

Thank Southcoasters
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The Water House on the Bierkant looks like the dope destination for beer tourism in Ghent. Beer selection is quite good (though almost exclusively Belgian) but the service was awful (unfriendly, nervous, bored) both times we went there. Shame.

Thank Michał S
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Sam A
24 November 2015|
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Response from Walb0 | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my knowledge I believe you can book a table because there is an upstairs area and a restaurant to the side owned by the same people it' a great place to have drinks. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 225 06 80
Mainly a beer heaven with some food to help it down, alongside the canal
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