Old abbey Drongen

Event venue, Meeting venue, Meeting hotel/B&B
Old abbey Drongen

Historical monastery building in Drongen

Drongen

Features

Capacity
Max 200 People
Rooms
75 Rooms
Features
Accommodation options
Features
Public transport nearby
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Catering possible
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Parking available
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Historical site
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In nature
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With garden
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Wheelchair accessible
Address
Drongenplein 27
9031 Drongen
Email
Phone
+32 9 226 52 26
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The old abbey in Drongen is a historic monastery building. As a conference centre, the Old Abbey in Drongen is open to associations, academia, social institutions, schools and companies that want to organise lectures, workshops and multi-day seminars within a framework that invites reflection and deepening.

A piece of history

Old Abbey Drongen, protected monument since 1998, is originally an imposing Norbertine abbey. It was the Norbertines who built the basic form of today's abbey with a cloister, chapter house, refectory, and calefactorium (fireplace). Later the domain came into the hands of the Jesuits. Initially, it was a training house for young vocations and then it became a centre for reflection. At the turn of the last century, the historic building was also given the function of a conference centre.

Groups

Groups of 10 people or more can request a guided tour, whether or not combined with a substantive input by one of the employees (a testimonial, moment of reflection or a lecture). Meals and coffee moments can be provided for each activity; Oude Abdij Drongen offers extensive catering possibilities.

Participants of groups that make use of the conference centre and do not provide an overnight stay in their programme can stay individually in the guesthouse. Those who take part in a multi-day activity with an overnight stay and would like to arrive in the evening in advance or would like to stay an evening longer after the programme, can also request an overnight stay.

Halls

The domain is about ten hectares in size and is situated in a meander of the picturesque Leie, five kilometres from Ghent. The infrastructure of the house is designed to accommodate both smaller and larger groups. The house has about 10 rooms, 4 dining rooms, 75 double rooms with private bathroom, some chapels and meditation rooms.

Accessibility

There is a limited number of parking spaces on the domain. At the end of the street is the station of Drongen, where you can park for free. The abbey is also easily accessible by bus, which stops at the entrance of the domain.

Location capacity

A1

Classroom
24
U-shape
16
Auditorium
30
Theatre
30

A2

Classroom
30
U-shape
26
Auditorium
54
Theatre
54

A3

Classroom
32
U-shape
24
Auditorium
45
Theatre
45

A4

Classroom
100
U-shape
38
Auditorium
114
Theatre
114

B1

Classroom
40
U-shape
32
Auditorium
40
Theatre
40

B2

Classroom
24
U-shape
20
Auditorium
30
Theatre
30

B3

Classroom
U-shape
16
Auditorium
Theatre

Klapzaal

Classroom
24
U-shape
22
Auditorium
30
Theatre
30

Studio C

Classroom
60
U-shape
32
Auditorium
80
Theatre
80

Ministerzaal

Classroom
24
U-shape
22
Auditorium
30
Theatre
30

Neogotische kapel

Classroom
U-shape
Auditorium
200
Theatre
200
Location Classroom  U-shape  Auditorium  Theatre  Surface (m²) 
A1 24 16 30 30 71
A2 30 26 54 54 70
A3 32 24 45 45 74
A4 100 38 114 114 112
B1 40 32 40 40 83
B2 24 20 30 30 77
B3 16 45
Klapzaal 24 22 30 30 51
Studio C 60 32 80 80 95
Ministerzaal 24 22 30 30 50
Neogotische kapel 200 200 170

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