"Welcome to the Couwenbergh!"

Traveling through Dorpsstraat, affectionately dubbed the Champs-Élysées of Aarle-Rixtel, it’s hard to miss De Couwenbergh. This historic building is situated at the heart of charming Aarle-Rixtel. Symbolically, too, De Couwenbergh holds a central place in the community and history of the village. Almost every resident of Aarle-Rixtel has visited it, often during significant and celebratory moments in their life.

De Couwenbergh, dating back to 1855, is the David Bowie of buildings, having undergone numerous transformations throughout its existence. It has served as a town hall, a boys’ school, and a police station – though never all at once. Today, visitors are still captivated, but by its unique architecture and the special atmosphere that De Couwenbergh exudes as a venue. Our staff embody hospitality, and each room has its own character.

Warmth and coziness

The building, both inside and out, contains so many distinctive details that an interior design enthusiast or photographer would feel like a kid in a candy store. A double staircase leads to a landing, ideal for wedding photos. Or for football team celebrations, if you prefer. And what about the clock at the peak? A creation from 1979 by Petit & Fritsen from our own Aarle-Rixtel. Supporting your locals has always been in our DNA.

From the outside, De Couwenbergh may seem like a somewhat stately building with a formal appearance. But once inside, barriers spontaneously disappear. There, an atmosphere of warmth and coziness prevails. If you activate your senses, you can feel the Burgundian spirit of Brabant.