First time at Handelsbeurs? Here some practical information


Handelsbeurs is located in the heart of Ghent.

Facilities at Handelsbeurs

Enter the large, wooden doors and make use of:

  • the free cloakroom for jackets, hats and pleated bikes
  • the lockers for larger items like backpacks (€2, you get it back)
  • the free toilets 

When do concerts end?

The exact timing appears on the event page on the day itself.

1 band or ensemble within world/pop/rock/jazz 

  • an average of 1.5 hours without a break

classical concerts

  • an average of 2 hours with a break

2 bands within pop/rock/jazz 

  • an average of 2.5 hours

One venue, many possibilities

The concert hall has many faces. She transforms according to the concert.

Flat floor

  • concerts with pitches
  • club concerts with unnumbered seats (seats and small tables)

 Theatre tribune

  • concerts with (un)numbered seats

Can I enter with my drink?

There is a bar in de venue. You can take your drink with you if there is a concert with pitches or a club concert. 

This is not possible if there is a concert with theatre tribune. 

No more tokens

In the past you paid at the bar with tokens, now you can pay by card. Old tokens can still be used as a means of payment.

When do the doors open?

At concerts with a theatre tribune:

  • 19h Doors of the building open, you can have a drink in the foyer.
  • 20h Doors concert hall, 20h15 Start concert
    The tickets are scanned at the front entrance of the concert hall (see photo).

At all other concerts:

  • Doors to the concert hall open one hour in advance.
    The tickets are scanned at the entrance to the foyer.

Goodbye and see you soon

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