Whiskies, cognacs and sandwiches ‘mee uufflakke’ (brawn). The regular haunt of many local councillors who go and enjoy a pint there after council meetings.
This 15th-century house was built during the same period as Sint-Jorishof around the corner. The Den Turk house was the base of the young St George’s guild (Sint-Jorisgilde). The façade is made of sand lime, which was often used for prestigious buildings in 15th- and 16th-century Ghent. The popular café Den Turk claims to be the oldest café in Ghent, and many councillors and civil servants like to pop in for a drink after their council meetings.