Art Center Hugo Voeten, hidden gem in the Campine region

Welcome to the Art Center Hugo Voeten! This unique location is situated in the green heart of the Campine region, right in the middle of Antwerp and Hasselt. The industrial architecture gives its history easily away: this place used to be a grain mill that had been abandoned since the seventies. After a marvellous renovation by the Belgian architects Wouter Bastijns and Barent Bulcke, it currently houses the private art collection of entrepreneur Hugo Voeten (1940–2017). He was a passionate art collector, whose collection includes modern and contemporary works from artists like Panamarenko, Frans Masereel, Léon Spilliaert, Ciprian Mureşan, Thierry De Cordier, Chiharu Shiota, Marlène Dumas and so on.

The Art Center is a multifaceted and flexible location where various business related events can take place. Big, impressive and characteristic spaces make it a very suitable and unique setting to host your event. Think in this case of product presentations, meetings, incentives, receptions, seminars, lectures, book presentations or special gatherings. Our large, characterful spaces with industrial look provide time and again the perfect framework for your event.

We offer two specific event spaces. The Silo on the ground floor creates a magnificent sense of space, thanks to an impressive void that reaches all the way to the top of the building. It is equipped with multifunctional tribune stairs. More intimacy can be found in the central part. On the adjacent terrace, you can enjoy the green surroundings of the towpath along the canal. Our Penthouse on the top floor of the building offers a beautiful, light and pure space. The small adjoining roof terrace can also be used when the weather is nice.

It is allowed to arrange the two event spaces according to your own taste. They can e.g. be separated into smaller sections and bigger groups can use the two spots simultaneously. In short, the Art Center is perfectly suited for a wide range of business related events.

Before, after or during your event a guided tour through the art collection can be scheduled and tailored to your needs. Our specialised guides accompany you in various languages and share amazing stories behind the beautiful artworks and architecture with you. As regards food and drinks, we collaborate with two preferential catering partners or you can appoint a caterer of your choice.

The Art Center is centrally located in Herentals in the vicinity of the E313 driveway exits. Guests driving by car from Antwerp (30 km) or Hasselt (50 km) reach our venue within 40 minutes. We have a parking lot on site and can provide extra parking places on request. Various bicycle tracks flank the Art Center and the Herentals train station is only 3 km away. You find a couple of bus stops within walking distance from us.

We are looking forward to collaborate soon. Don’t hesitate to contact us to get further acquainted or schedule an onsite meeting with us.