After 20 years of vacancy and 3 years of renovation, ‘de handelsbeurs’ is ready 63 for the 21st century. Thanks to private investors with courage and a great plan it can pick up its role as economic, social and touristic hub in the heart of Antwerp. Next to the Marriott hotel with 139 rooms, an underground parking for 293 cars and the majestic central event room, there is ‘de schippersbeurs’. This where the most beautiful cosmopolitan bar and restaurant was recently created by J&M catering. Who is also the exclusive event caterer for this location. One of Antwerp’s most beautiful and historical places has been restored to its former glory. It has found its function back as it has always been. A place where people and products came together.
design: Cathérine Verbraeken
photography: Syvlie Vandewalle