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De Pelgrom: "Candle light in Medieval times" Top 5 Page for this destination Pelgrom Tip by irisbe

Pelgrom, Antwerp: 2 reviews and 1 photos

by irisbe

It is not only a pub housed in a medieval cellar, but you can also have dinner there or parties.

Do push that heavy oak door, walk through a room with an open fire place, cross the room with that trompe d'oeil painted at the wall and go down these stairs to go into the belly of the old medieval city `-)

Go further into the medieval cellar of this establishment and discover!
When you just entered the restaurant/pub, you will find the regular tables where you can have a drink by candle light. Dutch visitors frequent this pub very often.
Go further into the cellar and see the garlic is hanging all around. No fear to get hit by a vampire! It is a vampire proof medieval cellar!
It seems like you are entering in one of the paintings of Breughel!
The sausages hanging all over the place `-)
You wouldn't believe it!
There was even a goose in that cellar! I think they kept it there as a guardian to warn if there should be trespassers.
“Pelgrom” refers to pilgrimage. It was here that pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella could take a break.

Favorite Dish: You can also just have a drink.
There is mostly baroque music playing.

I haven't had dinner here (yet) so I cannot tell you anything about the quality.
I can tell that the service is friendly.
When too crowded it doesn't feel like there is enough fresh air.
People with claustrophobia better avoid this place.
People who love candle lights are at the right spot!

Address: Pelgrimstraat
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Old city centre
Phone: +32/(0) 3-234.08.09
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 0
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 11, 2004
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