AB Ancienne Belgique

AB Ancienne Belgique

Music Venue, Concert Hall, and Rock Club
Brussels, Brussel
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  • Jarl B.
    "One of the best concert venues in Belgium!"(7 Tips)
    Axel D.
    "Paying lockers (big and small) in the basement."(5 Tips)
    Valerie M.
    "My favourite concert hall in Belgium"(2 Tips)
    keRo O.
    "Great place for concerts and shows in the center of Brussels."(2 Tips)
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  • Hendrik K.
    Hendrik Kiekens3 days ago
    Editors for life!!
  • Mishka
    MishkaJune 5
    Ok place for big concerts.
  • Joffrey V.
    Nice concert hall with very good acoustics
  • Nathalie D.
    Awesome venue. The sound is great, the venue is cosy, ... probably the best one in Brussels
  • Emmanuel G.
    Great venue!
  • Pieter H.
    Pieter HaegemanMarch 5
    Been here 5+ times
    Best venue in Belgium, period!
  • Sabrina D.
    Unique venue with a cosy atmosphere, try standing on the balcony on the first or second floor. There are enough lockers downstairs for your belongings, just rememeber to bring €1.
  • Jarl B.
    Jarl BastianenFebruary 17
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best concert venues in Belgium!
  • Brian D.
    Brian DecropJanuary 7
    Inflate a condom and set it free 😅
  • Adrian W.
    Adrian WinnDecember 18, 2016
    Great venue. Saw Ben Howard here before he was cool in the states. Eagles.
  • Laurence
    LaurenceNovember 27, 2016
    Great place for concert
  • Ayshea H.
    Ayshea HJuly 17, 2016
    Good organization
  • keRo O.
    keRo OneJune 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for concerts and shows in the center of Brussels. Convenient locker room and token machines for the bar.
  • Katya K.
    Katya KilianMay 29, 2016
    Awesome concert venue!!!
  • 4sq SUs Belgium
    4sq SUs BelgiumMay 2, 2016
    Without a doubt the best known concert hall in Belgium. Located in the historic centre of Brussels, the AB has attracted artists and music fans from around the world since the 1930s.
  • Dennis A. V.
    Dennis A. Van PouckeApril 15, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the best venues in Europe!
  • Elz V.
    Elz Van AsscheApril 8, 2016
    Great venue for music lovers. Best bands on stage!
  • Robin W.
    Robin WijnenMarch 16, 2016
    What a sound system!
  • Marie T.
    Marie TshitengeMarch 13, 2016
    Love it! And in the centrum of Brussels
  • Alexander D.
    Alexander DecuyperFebruary 19, 2016
    Everything!! :-) just the drinks are 2 expensive !
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HallardFebruary 16, 2016
    Best Belgian concert hall
  • Yoni
    YoniFebruary 8, 2016
    Cosy place
  • Alice S.
    Alice SoukupovaJanuary 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best concert hall in town!
  • Emilie V.
    Emilie VerwimpJanuary 6, 2016
    Amazing venue
  • Valerie M.
    Valerie MDecember 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My favourite concert hall in Belgium
  • Matthias B.
    Matthias BauwDecember 6, 2015
    Best sounding venue in Belgium!
  • Dave B.
    Dave BrodyNovember 22, 2015
    Suberb venue in the center of Brussels! Excellent sound!
  • Elien T.
    Elien TielandNovember 13, 2015
    Atmosphere
  • Bart d.
    Bart de HoonNovember 10, 2015
    Favoriete concertzaal in BE.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CallewaertOctober 7, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Best academy sites venue in Belgium, no doubt about it. There are lockers downstairs. The machine for drinktokens in the small bar often doesn't work.
  • Piotr O.
    Piotr OosterlinckSeptember 15, 2015
    My favorite concert venue in Belgium 😎🎶
  • Maggie W.
    Maggie W.July 12, 2015
    Beautiful venue!
  • lenny b.
    lenny benaichaJuly 12, 2015
    very good sound for this kind of venue.
  • Matthias N.
    Matthias NauwelaersJuly 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best concert venue in Belgium!
  • Tunke L.
    Tunke LauriksJuly 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best concert venue in Belgium, great line-up, amazing atmosphere and a beautiful building. Love it!
  • Jeroen V.
    Jeroen VerrijssenMay 12, 2015
    Amazing setting!! Incredible performers have been here: Yann Tiersen, Selah Sue, Stromae, Oscar & the Wolf.
  • Alexandros P.
    Alexandros PlexidasMay 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Certainly the best live venue in Brussels. Excellent acoustics, functional for all the needs of a fan, excellent selection of upcoming and already known bands. A must visit!
  • Samantha
    SamanthaApril 14, 2015
    Cosy concert hall. Small but nice building. Very good line up
  • John W.
    John WilliamsMarch 21, 2015
    One of Brussels best music venues. Photography is banned.
  • Kenny V.
    Kenny VermeulenMarch 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best concert hall in Belgium. Drinks are expensive!
  • Veerle D.
    Veerle De JaegherJanuary 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    AB really is the best concert venue, amazing sound!
  • Wim P.
    Wim PylJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best concert venue in Belgium for sure!
  • Ronald V.
    Ronald VermulstNovember 15, 2014
    Great sound
  • Frederik V.
    Frederik VerleyeNovember 9, 2014
    Excellent sound system
  • Carlo Alberto T.
    Carlo Alberto TinelliOctober 18, 2014
    Perfect: sit in the back with a cava, then afterparty at Bonnefooi! ;)
  • Dasha R.
    Dasha RoganovaOctober 4, 2014
    Receiving free wifi signal while queuing for the front row... Belgium, is that you?
  • Kristel F.
    Kristel FeysSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The best place in Belgium for a concert, definitely my favourite
  • Josef K.
    Josef KuenzliAugust 25, 2014
    Great venue, great lineup.
  • D
    DAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Best sound and lightning in a concert hall
  • Nele V.
    Nele Van de VeldeJanuary 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you bring back you beercups you get €0,20 back..
  • Spiros K.
    Spiros KouloumpisDecember 1, 2013
    Unbelievable sound!
  • Yordi P.
    Yordi PeirlinckNovember 16, 2013
    The Club is a cozy, nice place to feel close to the artist performing there. Drinks are available and the sound is outstanding. Top notch!
  • Christophe V.
    Christophe Van DyckOctober 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Myths do exist. Best sound in Belgium.
  • Kris G.
    Kris GovaertMay 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best concert place in Belgium: excellent acoustics, not too big and in the heart of Brussels.
  • Emma
    EmmaApril 23, 2013
    Best concert venue in Brussels !
  • 4♣ | Léo G.
    The best concert venue! Wowh!
  • Noga B.
    Noga BlagodarskyFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    5 euro for kriek in plastic glass 
  • Timmy H.
    Timmy HaubrechtsFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best concert venue Belgium has!
  • Matthias L.
    Matthias L.February 22, 2013
    Zalig concert
  • Diez D.
    Diez DiezyFebruary 17, 2013
    Looks pretty awesome!
  • Micael
    MicaelDecember 22, 2012
    Attention, contrôle anti-cigarette... Amende 150€!
  • Kenny V.
    Kenny VanelderenDecember 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great concert, great atmosphere. I saw Crystal Castles here
  • Tom S.
    Tom SchreyDecember 9, 2012
    Worst show i've ever seen!
  • Guy J.
    Guy JenkinsonNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bad beer, awful wine, great bands....
  • Frederik B.
    Frederik BrackeNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Downstairs between the crowd it can get really hot, upstairs in the seats rather chilly.
  • William A.
    William AlberqueNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The lockers downstairs are 1€, and, mercifully, there's a change machine near the bathrooms. However, they clear the venue immediately after gigs, killing off any hope of fostering a scene...
  • Kris B.
    Kris BrackxOctober 25, 2012
    One of the main and best music venues in Belgium!
  • Steffie
    SteffieOctober 17, 2012
    Slash! You rock!!
  • Koen S.
    Koen SzlashOctober 9, 2012
    Best concert venue in Belgium!
  • Donald L.
    Donald LeeuwsSeptember 29, 2012
    Fantastische concertzaal
  • Lene H.
    Lene H.September 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    AB probably is Brussels' most famous music venue, offering concerts by well-known bands and indie artists almost every day. Both the big concert hall and club are nice. Sound quality is always good.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SauberSeptember 7, 2012
    Great concerts @ Brussels Read more
  • Regis V.
    Regis Van CutsemSeptember 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Nicest concert hall in Brussels but too small... ;-)
  • Tom V.
    Tom Van GoylenApril 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My favourite concert venue in Belgium - best sound there is and really close to the bands
  • Eric S.
    Eric SustadJanuary 20, 2012
    One of the rare free WiFi hotspots in BXL.
  • Ben F.
    Ben FranckJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    3rd best concert venue in the world !! See it here: http://www.ishootshows.com/2011/01/10/top-100-worldwide-club-venues-2010/
  • Jan
    JanDecember 14, 2011
    Indeed, best concert hall of Europe
  • Niel V.
    Niel Van HerckNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Hug the fat sound system
  • Les Auberges de Jeunesse
    Les Auberges de JeunesseNovember 3, 2011
    The biggest pop/rock names come there for their gigs. Right in the middle of the pub area of Brussels, your night will go on after the show !
  • Jurriaan P.
    Jurriaan PersynNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    It's physically impossible to be a true music lover and not end up at this venue every now and then.
  • Deetwo M.
    Deetwo MusicOctober 30, 2011
    the place to be for famous concerts! sound is top! cosy and warm ambiance
  • tanya i.
    tanya ilOctober 24, 2011
    The washroom is only €.40, €.10 less than other venues charge. Lockers are €1. Surprizingly they dont check your ID or do a body search at the entrance.
  • D
    DAugust 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    buy your drink tickets online.
  • Christophe V.
    Christophe Van ReethMarch 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Is number three in the world of best clubs and that's true!!!
  • Brad E.
    Brad E.March 25, 2011
    Best venue in Brussels. Easy to get to with lots of food venues nearby, and walking distance to Grand Place.
  • Fleur V.
    Fleur VdkFebruary 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best concert venue with best balconyview ever!
  • Appelogen.be
    Appelogen.beFebruary 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy some food before the concert: AB Resto. Lunch menu only € 12 (starter + main dish + coffee). Entry is in the Steenstraat 23, not main entrance in the Anspachlaan. Read more
  • Katie C.
    Katie CarrollOctober 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great little venue, sound is fantastic.
  • Jotie B.
    Jotie BooneOctober 27, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Best concert venue of Belgium!
  • Johan D.
    Johan DeknudtOctober 25, 2010
    buy a 10 + 1 beverage card and get the 12th one 4 free.
  • lenny
    lennyAugust 31, 2010
    Best gigs in town are found here. the acoustics are great, the place has a great vibe
  • Arthur D.
    Arthur DonckJuly 7, 2010
    Best Music Venue in Brussels, nice concerts, nice people. Love the atmosphere! Read more
  • Axel D.
    Axel De MilJanuary 28, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Paying lockers (big and small) in the basement. Get there early if you want a seat upstairs.
  • Axel D.
    Axel De MilJanuary 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Free hotspot here
  • Kmeron
    KmeronJanuary 21, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Possible to Be upfront, like 30mn after gate opening, either for main hall, box or club. They do are harsh on The dslr tho Watch out :) *but nicely*
  • Sigrid V.
    Sigrid VanraesApril 14
    Been here 10+ times
    Beste concertzaal van het land.
  • Giovanni D.
    Superbe salle de concert avec une très bonne sono! Un personnel au top car j'ai été pris en charge à cause d'un souci de santé pour pouvoir voir le concert sans risque 👍🏻 Je reviendrai...
  • Antoni S.
    Salle historique de Bruxelles. Acoustique toujours bonne et public chaleureux.
  • Amaryllis P.
    Amaryllis PeetersApril 5
    Been here 5+ times
    Een van mijn favoriete concertzalen in België ! Het is daar gezellig maar ook niet te klein en tickets zijn nooit hyper duur !
  • Meraki G.
    Meraki GreenMarch 25
    Très bonne salle de concert. Et le petit plus comparé à d'autre c'est qu'il y a pleins de casiers en guise de vestiaire et qu'ils coûtent 1€. On peut donc se partager de grands casiers à plusieurs
  • Kurt G.
    Beste concertzaal van Belgie
  • Leah W.
    Leah WebermanFebruary 24
    Been here 5+ times
    Une salle de concert magnifique et ultra géniale ! Aucun moyen d'y passer un concert sans ambiance, les artistes y sont toujours de qualité !
  • Vincent G.
    Vincent GrossJanuary 6
    Superbe vibe dans cette salle! Le soundsystem est également excellent.
  • Sebastiaan 🐧
    Sebastiaan 🐧December 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Beste zaal van het land
  • Gihef G.
    Gihef GihefSeptember 17, 2016
    Pour les mélomanes !
  • Enrique J.
    Enrique Jara LopezApril 23, 2016
    C'est du belge international
  • Laura
    LauraApril 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Son génial
  • Elodie L.
    Elodie LebonApril 8, 2016
    Salle parfaite! Bonne acoustique et proximité avec les artistes... Cocktail parfait!
  • Stephane L.
    Stephane LabarqueFebruary 19, 2016
    Salle de concert à taille humaine
  • Sarah .
    Sarah 🍪 FinautDecember 18, 2015
    Beste concertzaal! Prachtig geluid telkens weer. Goede programmatie.
  • Ju L.
    Ju LienNovember 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Le son, l'ambiance m, la progra
  • Stéphane A.
    Stéphane AustenNovember 9, 2015
    Magnifique concert !! Le son est exceptionnel ! 👍😝
  • Gabi K.
    Gabi KaJune 13, 2015
    Leuk, sfeervoll, makkelijk te bereiken.
  • Tim K.
    Tim KempeneersMay 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Een van de leukste zalen van België en omstreken.
  • Yorick D.
    Yorick DuponMay 11, 2015
    Neem oordopjes mee of vraag ze gratis aan de bar. In de zaal is het vaak erg luid.
  • Thomas d.
    Thomas de LoozApril 15, 2015
    Probablement la meilleure acoustique de Belgique.
  • Marc D.
    Marc DirixMarch 28, 2015
    Al de grote namen uit de muziekgeschiedenis starten of passeren hier vooraleer ze België veroveren
  • Koen S.
    Koen SegersMarch 24, 2015
    Goede akoestiek, gezellig. Topzaal.
  • Mona J.
    Mona JüngerMarch 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Blijf na het concert zeker nog even hangen in de bonnefooi, cafe rechttegenover
  • Thiago Junior A.
    Thiago Junior AlvesMarch 22, 2015
    Lindíssimo!!! Cada detalhe é de tirar o fôlego! A visita é monitorada a cada 30 minutos!sdde
  • Laurent M.
    Laurent MLTMarch 1, 2015
    Sympa la programmation mais des prix de tickets parfois trop cher !
  • Leo D.
    Leo De W8erDecember 9, 2014
    Super concertzaal, altijd ambiance en nog nooit een slecht concert meegemaakt.
  • Wonderdope E.
    Wonderdope EricDecember 4, 2014
    Superbe salle
  • Christophe Hiyèl L.
    Christophe Hiyèl LefevreNovember 11, 2014
    Une programmation à la pointe! L'accoustic au top, une référence pour les concerts bruxellois.
  • Nathalie K.
    Nathalie KielbowiczNovember 1, 2014
    Chaque billet de concert donne droit à un aller-retour gratos avec la STIB! Le super bon plan! :-)
  • Nathalie K.
    Nathalie KielbowiczNovember 1, 2014
    La plus belle salle de concert de Bruxelles!
  • Jérôme D.
    Jérôme DelvauxOctober 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Le temple du rock !
  • Simone G.
    Simone GarauOctober 4, 2014
    Bel posto dove ascoltare buona musica e assistere a qualche bel concerto
  • Green-Hill G.
    Très belle salle, à taille humaine. Bon contact entre l'artiste et son public. La meilleure salle de concert de Bruxelles.
  • Sergey G.
    Sergey GromovApril 17, 2014
    Бар не работает с наличными. Нужно покупать жетоны в автомате, который, в свою очередь, принимает только карты.
  • Fred G.
    Fred GoenzillaMarch 25, 2014
    allemaal super goe, maar dure pintjes
  • Emmanuel T.
    Emmanuel TychonFebruary 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Pensez aux autres: avant un concert lavez vous en dessous des bras, mettez du déodorant, lavez vous les cheveux, brossez vous les dents, et pour une fois mettez des vêtements propres. Merci.
  • Steph J.
    Steph JoirisDecember 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Dommage que le Wi-fi ne soit pas à la hauteur de la progra et l'acoustique...
  • Edwin H.
    Edwin HoudeveltNovember 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Foto's van uw favoriete concert de dag erna op www.frontview-magazine.be
  • Nicolas B.
    Nicolas BertrandNovember 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    1€ le vestiaire, toilettes gratuites, 0,2€ par verres/bouteilles rendu(e)s : rare et sympa !
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