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Het Verdiep
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address
Bij Sint-Jacobs 13
9000 Gent

open
From Wednesday to Sunday
From 16:00 until late 









Safe.r


Committed to creating a carefully curated, accessible environment, we encourage and want to host all forms of expression on the (dance)floor - a valuable space in which to expand, practise and explore our identities. For this reason we are continuously working on an awareness and (after)care policy, one that is mindful of social vulnerabilities and takes intimidating and discriminatory behaviours seriously.

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Policy


We welcome everyone. Regardless of their origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion and age.

If you’d like to be violent, discriminatory, racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, go elsewhere, ideally to a therapist.

We keep an open mind as to how people want to express themselves. We expect our visitors to do the same.

No pictures inside please. Live in the moment.

No drugs. No reckless behaviour.

We reserve the right to remove visitors from Funke who disrespect these principles.

Arrival at our doors does not guarantee entry, even with a pre-purchased ticket. Vibe-busting behaviour will be kept outside.

If at some point during your visit, something feels off, don’t hesitate to speak to one of our staff. We are here for you.

We’re in this together. Keep an eye out for each other. Enjoy.




Practical (club nights)


There are lockers - you need a coin (€2) to use them.

To get you through the night, we serve homemade snacks as ‘De Nachthap’. Ask for them at the bar.




Accessibility


To enter Funke, you must climb a flight of stairs. Our team is always happy to help if that should prove difficult. Let us know in advance if you plan on coming over and we’ll be there for you.



Location


Nested in the vibrant Bij Sint-Jacobs square, Funke inhabits three floors in a 19th-century building that used to be a townhouse, a furniture store called Meubelen Rita, a people’s café, and a brown pub.





Funke entails a small-capacity nightclub, Het Verdiep (a versatile floor that can be used as an exhibition space) and a lot of nooks and crannies. An action-packed, pocket-sized cultural hub in the centre of Ghent.




Interior


Simon Heyde played a key role in the creation of Funke’s interior over the past couple of years. Whether you realised it or not, just by wandering around Funke, you connected with his creations as he conceived the place as a whole.


It was Simon who developed and determined the overarching ideas, the layout of the spaces and the materials and colours used. He assembled an all-star team of builders and craftsmen who were able to translate this vision into reality and he rolled up his own sleeves as well by lining the walls, providing a unique painting in the chill-out and by crafting the latest addition to our interior: the long chill-out bench facing our one of a kind bar.


Simon is a humble craftsman with a wide range of interests and a deep connection to nature as the common denominator. Physically demanding and repetitive work out in the open allows him to really find his inner self. Wood is his preferred material as its resilience grounds him.

So, next time you find yourself at Funke, take a moment to soak it all in. Everything is made with zeal and love and thus should be appreciated accordingly.

All pictures courtesy of Jonas Reubens