Your health is important to us!
That is why we take extra safety measures during our events and ask you to follow our guidelines:
We provide hand and floor disinfectant at the entrance, in the workspaces and at the entrance to the toilet area.
All suspension points and workspaces are disinfected at the start of the event and they are well over 1,5 m apart to provide ample social distancing.
After finishing your session please clean your own workspace with the disinfectant and cleaning agents provided.
When not in the act of tying, spectators should be seated, tables are 1,5mtr apart. You will be served at your table.
The use of mouthmasks is obligatory when you need to move around the venue (bathroom, dressing room).
Bring your own (selfmade) mouthmask. If you did not bring a mouthmask, you can purchase one upon entering.
Please do not linger around, return to your seat or your workspace.
If you go for a smoke, keep your distance from your fellow smokers.
How to get there
Shibari Lounge is located at Sergeyselsstraat 42, 2140 Borgerhout, Antwerp. See map
We highly recommend you use public transport to reach us.
By train: from Antwerp Central Station it’s a 10-15 minutes walk. By bus: bus 30 has a stop in Sergeyselsstraat, ‘Halte Langstraat’. For train times and itineraries check www.b-rail.be. For bus times check www.delijn.be
By car: Due to road works in the venue area, we recommend you follow the routes indicated on this map. Blue is the main route from Brussels. Coming from Ghent, take exit 5 Berchem, then follow the blue route. The purple arrows indicate the route from directions Limburg and The Netherlands. The green arrow points to Interparking Centraal (read below).
Antwerp has a “Low Emission Zone”. Older, more polluting cars are barred from the city center area. You will be fined if your car is not permitted inside the LEZ perimeter. Check https://www.slimnaarantwerpen.be/en/what-will-change-as-of-1-january-2020 for details.
There is a free parking strip at Singel and in the area of Zomerfabriek, Minckelersstraat 2 2600 Berchem (free after 7pm, €5 for parking up to 10 hrs). From both parking spaces it’s a 10 minute walk to the venue. The cheapest paid underground parking at walking distance is under the Central Station: https://www.interparking.be/nl-BE/find-parking/Centraal. Consider getting a Pcard, which gives massive discounts on parking rates in Antwerp and other parkings exploited by Interparking. To subscribe, check https://www.pcard.be
By Velo: the Antwerp Velo system consists of red-and-white bikes you can pick up and drop off at different bike stands in the city. A day pass costs €4. The stand closest to the venue is no. 107 – Moorkensplein, 5 minutes on foot. Check the Velo website for more info and rates: https://www.velo-antwerpen.be/en/how-do-i-subscribe
By Bird: electric kick scooters you can rent for in-the-city transportation. Download the Bird app in Google Play or App Store, enter your credit card and follow the instructions. When at Shibari Lounge you can just leave the scooter on the sidewalk. Rates: €1 to initiate your ride, €0,15 per minute.
By bike: should you come on your own bike, you cannot park it in the alley during Sibari Night.There is space to park your bike on Koxplein, the small square near the venue. Don’t forget to lock it!
A dress code does not apply. Dress to impress or come as you are, all is fine.
You can use our dressing room with basic shower. You can leave your personal belongings there. For those actively tying: the person getting tied will be most comfortable in easy fitting clothes such as sports gear. Jeans, bra’s with irons and fragile clothes are not recommended. Semi-nudity and nudity is allowed. Please bring a mat or blanket if you like to work on that. On the Shibari floor we will work barefoot or wearing socks, but if you’d like to go to the bar, to the bathroom or get some fresh air, we recommend you bring flip flops.
If you have ropes, carabiners and/or a ring, please bring them. We will provide suspension points, bamboos and decoration. If you do not have ropes, you can borrow or buy them with us. We will provide additional props and ropes to play with.
Sips & bites
At the bar we serve a wide array of drinks: sodas, mocktails, beer, wine, coffee and tea, as well as some energy dense snacks. Buy a consummation voucher at the start of the evening and you don’t have to worry about anything. We serve filtered water for free.
Smoking inside the venue is not permitted. You can smoke in the alley near the garage gate entrance. Throw your cigarette butts in the trash to keep the entrance clean. Please do not smoke in the area near the acoustic door, to keep cigarette smoke outside at all times.
Respect & Privacy
We stress the importance of guaranteeing the privacy of everybody present. Therefore it is not allowed to take pictures, not even with your own cell phone.
When not tying, do not 'reserve' a suspension point. Take your gear with you, to make room for another couple eager to get started.
Out of respect for the organisation we kindly ask not to Shazam nor make publicity for other events without our consent.
Safety goes first at all times, so we will make sure that all suspension points have sufficient load bearing capacity. It is however every participant’s own responsibility to respect all safety aspects of Shibari. We clearly state that you participate in Shibari Night fully at your own risk. The organization cannot be held liable for damage or injuries to people or personal belongings.
Be our guest
The venue has free wardrobe spaces to put your coat and shoes away. These wardrobes are unguarded, so please take care to keep your precious belongings with you. There are two restrooms at the back of the kitchen area, both with hand wash facilities. In Shibari Lounge we sort our waste. Please follow the guidelines near the dustbins.