Florquin

Joos Florquin converted the attic of the Convent van Chièvres (the room now known as Florquin) into an experimental ‘chamber theatre’ for his students of Germanic literature. He established a summer school that bore his name, and that is still held at the University of Leuven.


This room is located on the second floor of the Convent van Chièvres. To reach this building, you walk from the car park some distance into the Grand Beguinage. In view of the location’s historical character, the streets are paved with authentic cobblestones. Faculty Club does not have a lift.

A little history

This room is named after Joos Florquin (1916-1978). He gained considerable popularity with his TV programme ‘Hier Spreekt men Nederlands’, which was broadcast several times a week from his own home in Kessel-Lo from 1962 to 1972. He presented the programme together with Fons Fraeters, Annie Van Avermaet and his legendary dog. Equal success was achieved with the series ‘Ten Huize van’, in which a famous person from Flanders or the Netherlands was interviewed in each programme.

Joos Florquin converted the attic of the Convent van Chièvres (the room now known as Florquin) into an experimental ‘chamber theatre’ for his students of Germanic literature. He established a summer school that bore his name, and that is still held at the University of Leuven. This intensive summer school in Dutch is intended for speakers of other languages who wish to improve their knowledge of the language.

Setup facility

Theater Klas U Blok
20 15 15 15
Met dansvloer Zonder dansvloer

Lengte / Breedte
8,2 x 6,1m

Gallery

Compare with the other facilities

Zaal Meetings Lunch/Diner Lengte / Breedte
Theater Klas U Blok Met dansvloer Zonder dansvloer
Anna De Paepe 35 24 21 18 8,1 x 6,2m
B. Lipsius 14 16 20 6,9 x 5,2m
Begga 10 4,5 x 6,0m
Bisschopskamer 40 32 21 28 45 8,0 x 8,0m
E. Van Ophem 10 4,4 x 6,0m
Florquin 20 15 15 15 8,2 x 6,1m
H. Geesttafel 50 36 26 32 50 12 x 5,5m
Infirmerie 250 100 160 200 27,8 x 8,9m
Lemaire 130 60 45 10 70 110 16,8 x 8,0m
M. Roelands 12 14 5,9 x 4,6m
St. Anna 16 7,0 x 4,0m
St. Barbara 60 50 34 30 14,0 x 5,5m
St. Gommarius 18 8.2 x 6.2m
Swerius 24 24 24 24 6,0 x 14,0m
Van Hamaele 50 40 29 20 9,7 x 8,0m
Willem Van Croy 160 16,0 x 15,0m

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