Ancienne Belgique

Ancienne Belgique, Brussels: Address, Phone Number, Ancienne Belgique Reviews: 4.5/5

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JSolitude
Ostend, Belgium1,019 contributions
Cosy medium-sized renovated concert hall with balconies and rather good acoustics
Apr 2019 • Solo
I've seen several artists perform here (Underworld, Georgio Moroder, Arno, ... ).
The venue has evolved during the last decennia, now featuring a modern lobby and the main concert hall has been revamped without losing its old charm. There are some caveats though: in general for music concerts, the main floor is standing only, so seating is limited to the back of the concert hall. The balcony offers no seats.
When the balconies are packed during a crowded gig, they act as an acoustic carpet, so the acoustic echo is limited. Tickets for popular names can sell out quickly, so make sure you inscribe on their newsletter.
Written July 30, 2019
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ThomasMeuleman
Ghent, Belgium1,169 contributions
Awesome venue
May 2019 • Couples
Been coming here for years now, it's such an awesome concert hall. Great venue, good acoustics. The Anspachlaan, where the venue is located, has undergone (and is undergoing) some major changes over the years. It is now a pedestrian only zone, with patches of grass and trees and everything here and there, where cars used to drive years ago. The area is so much better, cleaner and safer now.
Written June 1, 2019
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Bruno
Antwerp, Belgium21 contributions
Perfect concert venue in the heart of Brussels
Apr 2019
Good location in the centre, nice atmosphere. The sound is always great. The hall is cosy and quiet. Every show here was super!
Written May 3, 2019
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Herwig d
Bruges, Belgium73 contributions
beautifull place for a congres.
Apr 2019 • Business
we were here for the congres of the basic school education congres. Professionally organised in a professional setting. we were with 700 people and everything was interesting and the staff was friendly.
Written April 29, 2019
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Ash
2 contributions
Great venue but..
Nov 2018 • Couples
The venue itself is one of the best for concerts in Belgium but.. One of my friends is disabled and had to fill in a form so she could get in 10 minutes before the doors open so she could choose her seats and everything without being rushed, which is a great system so she did. So we got there 10 minutes earlier, like asked, and found some staff members. When she showed the form she filled in they bluntly told her to wait until they finished their cigarettes (she can’t stand on her legs for a long time and is currently waiting for a wheelchair hence why she filled in the form) anyway we waited until they finished their cigarettes and believe it or not they just completely ignored us and went back in without taking us with them. We didn’t know what to do so we just waited outside until the point they just opened the doors for everyone and still ignored us waiting at the other door for early entry. My friend managed to find a security guard at last and he apologised straight away saying the staff never informed him (a big big thank you to him as otherwise we’d probably had to wait until everyone else got in) anyway, once we got to the seats there were no seats left on the front row, so we had to sit on the 3rd row which was a problem as she couldn’t stretch her legs which made her be in pain the whole concert. It’s a shame that cigarettes are more important than the wellbeing of the paying customers
Written November 7, 2018
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arnaud v
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg451 contributions
Awesome place!
Oct 2018 • Friends
Really nice place for all kind of concerts; from electronic music to soul, r'nb, rap to rock, metal and pop. They've got a cool bar where you can meet for a drink before the event. They also got a large locker room downstairs. The concert room; big or small; are all great with excellent soundsystem. Not much more to add; apart from - great place!
Written October 27, 2018
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Mee N
Charleroi, Belgium35 contributions
One the best concert venues in Brussels
Oct 2018
I've been attending concerts there for years and they've always been wonderful experiences. This concert venue is beautiful, cosy and has a great atmosphere.
Written October 14, 2018
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Celine D
Oudenburg, Belgium16 contributions
Favourite venue in Belgium
May 2018 • Friends
Great venue! Very nice and friendly staff who are willing to help you no matter what. They’re also great towards people with disabilities! The venue is very accessible unlike some other venues. Love it!
Written September 13, 2018
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Charlie H
Breda, The Netherlands68 contributions
Fantastic concert experience in the heart of Brussels!
Apr 2018 • Solo
The sound was excellent and the hall was modern and seemed well maintained (the floors weren't sticky and the place didn't reek of beer, at least at the beginning of the night)! The staff was great and the drinks were reasonably priced. Located in close proximity to numerous cafes, restaurants and hotels.

This was not my first trip to AB and it won't be my last...
Written May 14, 2018
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GerHei
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium194 contributions
Our frequent concert date
Apr 2018 • Couples
We might be called 'regular' visitors of this concert venue, as we see concerts a couple of times per year.

Always park the car at walking distance in one of the secured and 24/7 parkings around. Lots of places to eat and drink before or after. The AB restaurant is not bad either, they even make sure you can have your dinner at time before your concert starts.

Lockers in the basement, drinks with jetons, and the venue itself is really theater like; seats in the backs, 2 rows of balconies and large open standing place before stage.

Perfect place for intimate concerts like Billy Bragg, steaming and family experiences for Rodrigo and Gabriella, and suitable for punkrocking Papa Roach.

AB concerts are always a complete night out, not just viewing a band. See you next time!
Written April 28, 2018
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