Like trying out new things to eat or drink? Here you will find entrepreneurs who are testing a catering concept for a while. The building is equipped with a professional kitchen and provides starters with the opportunity to try out their dream without significant investments.

Starting up a cocktail bar with a twist or an original lunch bar is a risky undertaking for many people. Ghent provides start-ups with a ‘laboratory’ where they can temporarily set up their business and receive their guests. Like broadening your culinary horizons? Then be sure to visit The Box in Dampoortstraat.

A changing neighbourhood

The Dampoort and DOK areas around the old port docks in the north of the city are changing rapidly. Shops and restaurants are popping up like mushrooms. Modern office buildings and trendy apartments are starting to emerge in this industrial heritage neighbourhood. This is the future place to be, and it is already a hotspot in Ghent!