Ha Concerts joins Flanders Heritage Venues network

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Published on 09/06/23

Sustainable heritage for international conferences

After a thorough quality audit and selection procedure by Tourism Flanders, it is finally known: Ha Concerts joins the Network of Flanders Heritage Venues

The network includes inspiring and unique event locations that can open up their heritage for congresses and events for numerous international partners. In the selection process, Tourism Flanders' "Traveling to Tomorrow" strategy was also an important criterion.

Now that congress tourism is back in full swing, we are also putting these 12 new venues on the international map to strengthen Flanders' innovative capacity as a congress destination.

Zuhal Demir - Flemish Minister of Tourism

The 12 new Flanders Heritage Venues

In Ghent

  • Ha Concerts: once Gildenhuis, then Posthotel, but also mainly Handelbeurs, finally this venue will become a concert hall in 2002. Seminars, fairs, congresses, concerts, theater and film performances, music recordings, press conferences, lectures, receptions, workshops,... it's all possible at Ha Concerts.
  • De Oude Vismijn: a unique, historic venue (one of the oldest markets in Ghent, originally located on the Groentenmarkt but relocated to the Sint-Veerleplein at the end of the 17th century) with 4 linked rooms in the medieval city center. Entrance opposite the historic Castle of the Counts with a view of the Leie, the Graslei and three towers of Ghent.
  • The Museum of Fine Arts Ghent (MSK) is the oldest museum in Belgium. Its core collection dates back to 1798 and the museum has been housed in its current monumental building since 1904. The MSK is a welcoming place for a wide and diverse audience, in a unique architectural setting, where visual art connects people in a lasting way, where admiration and wonder, reflection and debate are central.
  • Zebra Street is a vibrant place. You can live there, experience culture and organize events. Once the site of the zoo (until 1902) and with still intact typical working-class houses of the time (Charles Van Rysselberghe). Today you can come to Zebrastraat for all your meetings, congresses, trainings, seminars, ... or for a tailor-made event.

In Bruges

  • The Exhibition, Meeting and Congress Center in Bruges (BMCC) is the ideal location for special events, congresses and fairs. Besides the impressive first floor with an area of 4,500m² - perfect for trade fairs, larger public events and concerts - there is the conference area on the upper floors.
  • Het Concertgebouw best describes itself as 'The perfect scene for your event': state-of-the-art infrastructure and unique architecture also make this venue a perfect Flanders Heritage Venue. By making the link with art and its own artistic programming that is known across the country, congresses, meetings, seminars, meetings, corporate events or parties get just that little bit more experience and impact.
  • La Brugeoise: a unique industrial event and meeting location from the early 20th century where attendees always come in full of wonder, can participate in indoor or outdoor activities and usually end the event with a closing party and culinary experience.

In Lier

  • The brand new Constant. This old city brewery and former city office 't Schaeckberd was converted into a beautiful base for regional activities and with the ideal infrastructure for meetings and conferences. With this high-end location, Lier will undoubtedly be more on the international map.

In Leuven

  • Abdij van Park guarantees an aesthetic and total experience. This beautiful location draws inspiration from centuries-old traditions and connects in the here and now, and focuses on a sustainable future. The motto here: tradition in renewal, renewal in tradition.

In Ostend

  • De Grote Post offers extensive and professional support and facilities for MICE activities, including meeting rooms, conference rooms, event spaces and catering facilities. In 2012, the former P.T.T. building was opened as the new cultural beacon of the city of Ostend. In the meantime, the Grote Post has become a vibrant place where audiences, conference visitors and artists meet.

In Antwerp

  • Horta Grand Café: opened in 2000 and decorated with the iron rafters of the demolished Maison Du Peuple by renowned Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta, in the vibrant heart of Antwerp. This venue consists of a modern Grand Café and an awe-inspiring Art Nouveau Hall. Located between the theater district, the busy Meir and the trendy Schuttershofstraat, it is the perfect place for your next event or conference.

In Kortrijk

  • Schouwburg Kortrijk will be the cultural hotspot of the city of Kortrijk and region of West Flanders starting in 2025. It is a unique location that combines the heritage of a more than 100-year-old Schouwburg with the facilities of a modern, sustainable and accessible building, ready to provide a more than unique experience for the international value-seeking congress attendee.



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