Practical Info

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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: Take Exit 3 Borgerhout, follow Plantin Moretuslei and turn right at Montensstraat. Shibari Lounge is situated on your left, just after the first crossing.
 
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/LEZ for details. 
 
There is a parking strip at Noordersingel & Binnensingel (part outside and part inside the LEZ!) and in the area of Zomerfabriek, Minckelersstraat 2 2600 Berchem (inside the LEZ). Check parking rates on: https://www.slimnaarantwerpen.be/en/car-taxi/parking-street 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
 
By kick scooter: you can rent electric kick scooters for in-the-city transportation. Bird, Lime and Poppy are popular scooter companies. Download their apps in Google Play or App Store and locate a scooter near you. Enter your credit card and follow the instructions. When at Shibari Lounge you can just leave the scooter on the sidewalk. 
 
By bike: should you come on your own bike, you cannot park it in the alley during Shibari Night.There is space to park your bike on Koxplein, the small square near the venue. Don’t forget to lock it!

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Clothing
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. These wardrobes are unguarded, so please take care to keep your precious belongings with you. 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 bathroom, dressingroom or get some fresh air, we recommend you bring flip flops.

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Materials

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.

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Your health is important to us! That is why we take extra safety measures during our events and ask you to follow our guidelines:

The use of a face mask is no longer mandatory. If you feel more comfortable wearing a face mask, feel free to do so.
We provide hand and floor disinfectant at the entrance and near the workspaces. All suspension points and workspaces are disinfected at the start of the event and they are well over 1,5 m apart to provide enough social distance. During Shibari Nights we kindly ask you to clean your workspace and bamboo for the next user after you have finished your session.

If you feel ill, please stay at home. We would appreciate it if you inform us you cannot be with us.

Drinks

Sips & bites
We serve a wide array of drinks: sodas, mocktails, beer, wine, coffee and tea, as well as some energy dense snacks. Drinks and snacks are included in workshops. On Shibari Nights you can buy a consumption voucher at the start of the evening and you don’t have to worry about anything. For the very thirsty: we serve filtered water for free.

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Smoking

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.

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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 organization we kindly ask not to Shazam nor make publicity for other events without our consent.

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Responsibility
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 any Shibari Lounge event fully at your own risk. The organization cannot be held liable for damage or injuries to people or personal belongings.

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Be our guest
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 of our staff and as displayed on the dustbins.