During the weekly arts and crafts market on Groentenmarkt square, you will not find any industrially manufactured mass products. This is where real craftsmen sell the goods that they designed with so much love. You can also enjoy oysters and a glass of champagne. You can visit the crafts market on Saturdays and Sundays. The arts market takes place on Sundays. During the Ghent Festivities in July, the crafts market is replaced by the arts market “Gents openluchtatelier” (Ghent open air studio) at the same location.

About this square…

The pump in the middle of Groentenmarkt square was installed in the 19th century for the vegetables merchants selling their goods on the square. That's where the square got its name. Nowadays, it’s the place to be for foodies.

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