Imagine welcoming your guests in a place where Mozart once wandered, and where they can let their hair down at a jazz gig, pop concert or DJ set.




up to 800 pax (standing), 500 pax (reception) or 350 pax (seated)

A jaw-dropping venue

Ha Concerts eyecatcher is the impressive Concert Hall. It dates from around 1900 and was recently restored and equipped with a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. Its most notable feature is a floor that can drop 6 metres. This makes the hall suited to both standing and theatre-setting events.

Other meeting rooms include the spacious Foyer – a former banqueting hall that holds 120 people seated and 380 standing. Several well-equipped break-out rooms are available, too. And should your guests feel hungry or thirsty, the on-site brasserie provides customized catering.

More than a meeting place

Ha Concerts is not just any old meeting venue: it doubles as a lively concert hall. Where else could you go to, say, a medical congress by day and a jazz gig or DJ set by night? This gives the place a uniquely vibrant feel. The Ha team pride themselves on their personal approach. They will pamper and spoil your visitors, just like they do with the musicians who come here to perform.

In Mozart's footsteps

Ha Concerts is located on Ghent’s central Kouter Square. Over the centuries, the square has hosted parades, markets, even jousting tournaments. In the 18th century, a barracks was erected along its south side. Its splendid Rococo pavilion now serves as the main entrance to the Ha building. Next door stood a hotel, which counted Mozart and the Austrian Emperor among its guests.

In 1901, the sprawling building complex was turned into a meeting venue for the city’s commerce and industry called the Trade Fair (Handelsbeurs in Dutch, hence the name Ha Concerts). Recently, the Trade Fair was restored to its early-20th-century grandeur.

Ha Concerts is for both hospitality and sustainability

All this makes Ha Concerts a wonderful setting for your conference, in a place that for centuries has been a byword for hospitality. Moreover, you welcome your delegates to a green home. The venue handles water and energy consciously in its building. Architectural LED lighting is used on and off stage. Behind the scenes, motion detectors and timers reduce energy consumption. This energy is entirely green and produced locally. Together with partners such as Greentrack, Ha Concerts even looks at the city level to see how the cultural sector can be greener and more sustainable.

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Located in the city of Ghent

Want to treat your delegates to some activity and excitement? Ha Concerts is only a stone’s throw from Ghent’s busy city centre, with its historic buildings, restaurants, museums, cafés, and shops. Hotels, from many to fewer stars, are also nearby.

Historical without being provincial, lively without being boisterous. That's the perfect way to describe Ghent. It makes this compact city the ideal location for your conference.

Practical information


  • By rail: 30 minutes on foot from Gent Sint-Pieters Station
  • By air: 45 minutes by car from Brussels Airport

Technical Info

  • Hybrid conferences possible


up to 800 pax (standing), 500 pax (reception) or 350 pax (seated)


Kouter 29
9000 Ghent
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