The building of ‘Handelsbeurs Antwerpen’ (Antwerp Trade Fair) is without a doubt a historic jewel in the Belgian heritage landscape. An excellent location for congresses, dinners, receptions, meetings and parties in an unparalleled and unique neo-gothic setting.

Impressive History

In 1531, trade is flourishing in Antwerp and the city is developing a central trade fair, which becomes ‘the mother of all stock exchanges’ … as the stock exchange of London and Amsterdam were also built after its example. The building of ‘Handelsbeurs Antwerpen’ has a dazzling history: circus, library, academy of fine arts, the first stock exchange, the cradle of the Chamber of Commerce, the St. Luke Guild, … Moreover, the building rises twice from its ashes. The new building was inaugurated in 1872. Tucked away in the historic heart of Antwerp, this phenomenal neo-gothic building boasts its floral adornments, a precursor to Art Nouveau, that captures heart and soul. The very first securities in Europe were traded here.

All Roads lead to Antwerp

From wherever you travel, Antwerp is easily accessible. By train from Paris, London or Amsterdam in less than two hours. The airports of Brussels International and Antwerp connect 200 destinations with 300 direct flights a day. A junction of European motorways connects Antwerp with most capitals of Europe. Antwerp is therefore a bustling metropolis with economic and industrial activities in its port, breathtaking architecture and art in the city, a world-renowned fashion industry, and of course numerous restaurants and cafés. All these facets are interwoven in the rich history of Antwerp which makes this contemporary city very unique.

Numerous Options

The ground floor has an area of ​​1,792 m2 and a capacity of up to 1,600 persons. In addition, ‘Handelsbeurs Antwerpen’ has a dozen meeting rooms with a capacity between 30 and 120 persons. All rooms are also equipped with their own airco system, data and electricity as well as free Wi-Fi and are individually lockable. All AV techniques are established in collaboration with PRG.

Parking Space

Although located in the city center, arriving by car for an event at ‘Handelsbeurs Antwerpen’ will be worry-free. In the Q-park Handelsbeurs parking there are 284 parking places with a direct, internal connection via the elevator.


Restaurant ‘Fiera’ in the former ‘Schippersbeurs’, as well as catering in the Trade Fair building are provided by J&M Catering.


In the near future, this event location will be further expanded with overnight accommodation options. In the Spring of 2020, the 5-star hotel Autograph by Marriott will open its doors providing 139 rooms for its guests.