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Handelsbeurs Antwerpen

Five centuries of Handelsbeurs 

After twenty years of vacancy, this nineteenth-century neo-Gothic jewel shines as never before. Just as in the 16th century, the Handelsbeurs is an inspiring meeting place and economic attraction. During the Antwerp Golden Age, this 'mother of all fairs' was the model for many other fairs in Europe. The magical monument burned down completely in 1583 and in 1858, only to rise again from its ashes each time.

Discover our history

Would you like to know more about the compelling story of the Handelsbeurs Antwerpen? In the book 'Handelsbeurs Antwerp, Past & Present' you can read all about its impressive history.

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Experience the fair

Stroll around the impressive Beursplein. Follow in the footsteps of its medieval visitors. Taste the atmosphere of this historical trading place and relive the Golden Age of Antwerp. Cross the beautiful gallery and walk from the Meir (passage Twaalfmaandenstraat) to the Lange Nieuwstraat (passage Borzestraat).

Handelsbeurs Antwerpen

Public opening hours

Visit Handelsbeurs Antwerpen on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.

In case of private or public events, access to the fair is limited or not available. Always check the date on the website before your visit. In function of certain events, the entrance for visitors may also change.


Discover all our public events

Handelsbeurs Antwerpen

Summer in the Stock Exchange

  • Do-expo Ensor 'Great Art for Little Connoisseurs' comes to Antwerp

    From June 8 to September 22, 2024, the Antwerp Handelsbeurs will host a unique family exhibition about James Ensor. This educational and wacky hands-on exhibition for children about Ensor's life is based on the children's book of the same name "Great Art for Little Connoisseurs" by Thaïs Vanderheyden.



    - Sunday

    10 am - 6 pm

Handelsbeurs Antwerpen


Handelsbeurs Antwerp is located in the historic centre of Antwerp, a 10-minute walk from Central Station and in the vicinity of tram and bus. The Handelsbeurs has an underground car park with access via Sint-Katelijnevest 55. Q-Park Handelsbeurs It has 284 parking spaces. Visitors have direct access to the event location via the car park.


The Handelsbeurs is accessible via the Borzestraat 31 entrance (side street of Lange Nieuwstraat) or via the Twaalfmaandenstraat entrance (side street of Meir, the largest shopping boulevard in Flanders).


Registered office Handelsbeurs Antwerpen

Borzestraat 31

2000 Antwerp