Hidden Belgium: The old harbour workers’ canteen

Hidden Belgium: The old harbour workers’ canteen
Credit: Gaarkeuken110

There’s nothing fancy about Gaarkeuken 110. It’s an old harbour workers’ canteen located in a desolate area of Antwerp docks next to stacks of shipping containers.

It has been serving basic Flemish food and decent beer for more than a century. You sit at a simple wooden table with your bowl of soup or dish of the day and listen to the babble of voices all around. Open Monday to Friday from 6am until 8pm.

Derek Blyth’s hidden secret of the day: Derek Blyth is the author of the bestselling “The 500 Hidden Secrets of Belgium”. He picks out one of his favourite hidden secrets for The Brussels Times every day.

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