Dried hop flowers can be seen hanging above the bar. With its splendid panelling, wooden beam ceiling, tiled floor and stained-glass windows, this establishment certainly merits its listed status, safeguarding it from any thoughts of demolition. The charming In de Groenpoort café has one or two tiny secrets to confess: not only a Wurlitzer jukebox but also a secret passage forming part of a wider system of corridors, running under the adjoining buildings, which used to be connected to the escape route between the Abbey and Castle. (RK, apr 2015)
Located once upon a time within easy reach of Grimbergen's Basilica and Abbey, the famous groene poort (Green Gate) disappeared many moons ago but over in the café named after the distinguished entrance/exit, the beer and conversation has been flowing for more than 100 years.