LE PALAIS DES CONGRÈS DE BRUXELLES
Built for ideas and inspiration, SQUARE is Europe’s pre-eminent convention venue. Spacious, special and spectacular, SQUARE offers 13,000 m² for unforgettable events, right in the heart of Brussels.
The brand new centre SQUARE comprises 4 state of the art auditoria, large multi-purpose halls as well as numerous modular rooms with daylight. SQUARE strikes an impeccable balance, original features of the former Palais des Congrès – with murals of Delvaux, Magritte and van Lint – sitting alongside bold contemporary design and hi-tech equipment.
Situated in the historic centre of Brussels, SQUARE provides a unique setting for productive meetings, at walking distance of quality hotels, the best shopping areas and many opportunities for culture and tourism.
Brussels’ Congress Centre, renamed Square in 2009, is celebrating its 60th anniversary!
A little bit of history…
The Square originally housed the medieval palace of the Dukes of Brabant, and went on to become a centre of European power. It was here, in fact, that Leopold I, first King of Belgium, was sworn in on 21 July 1831.
As of 1958, year of the World’s Fair, the venue was named the Brussels Congress Centre and transformed with the aim of hosting events. It was the first of its kind in Europe at the time.
Since 1958, the Mont des Arts has housed Square and the Royal Library of Belgium.
Square in numbers:
• A total of 2,150 seats,
• 23 multipurpose rooms,
• 13,000m² spread over four auditoriums,
• Two exhibition halls covering 6,000m²,
Square also represents:
• 540 direct and indirect jobs,
• More than 200,000 visitors per year,
• €60 million per year spent by users and visitors,
• Some 10 million visitors since it opened, and just over 17,500 events.