We spark conversations and connect curious minds, because we believe growth comes from exchanging ideas and exposing ourselves to something new
TheMerode is a think tank nurturing brilliant minds. We want to bring our members happiness and drive positive social and environmental change. Guided by a spirit of innovation and collaboration, we provide you with a fertile ground for diverse ideas to flourish. Through thought-provoking discussions, cutting-edge research and dynamic events, we empower you and our members to contribute to meaningful transformations in their communities and beyond.
We stimulate the desire for change
We believe positive change is always collective and to do so we designed TheMerode with people first.
Therefore, our club expands consciousness through powerful conversations about our collective future. It's a second home where members come to find insightful and creative thinking. A space to support entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses at the forefront of innovation and change.
To achieve this, we rely on various backgrounds, experiences, and opinions, and our members are vibrant and diverse. Our community extends far beyond our members and we regularly open our doors to non-members.
Our goal is to fuel your imagination. Our holistic programme is created to nourish your soul, creativity and intellect to further you on your journey as a changemaker.
An open mind helps us grow. At TheMerode, we believe in:
By breaking siloed thinking, learning from others, cooperating instead of competing, and connecting the unconnected, we create opportunities for new ideas to be exchanged.
We believe that an open mind comes from a creative and curious personality, eager to teach and learn, ready to engage in new conversations and to understand different perspectives. We also believe intuition needs space, time and fun to be deployed.
Being rational and functional is not enough. Joy has the power to open minds and is therefore the most convincing emotion. Being at ease can spark new visions and solve real-world challenges.
We get out what we put in. Being engaged, committed, and standing up as a contributor to society, is essential to our philosophy. Our project is collaborative as we believe that being awake to the world and learning together helps us face today’s greatest challenges.
New place, New ideas, New planet
Each and every one of us is an agent of change. To build a better future, we need to understand tomorrow's world and build meaningful connections that lead to our next big action.
We want TheMerode to feel like your second home – one that feeds you creatively and intellectually. Inspired by podcast culture, our programme is created to entertain, spark exciting new visions and motivate you and our community to change and act.
Expect local and international speakers, ordinary and extraordinary, who will share their unique experiences and insights, as well as wellness classes, social events and food and drink experiences that will nourish, fuel and inspire you on your journey.
A particular club
in a hotel particulier
The origins of the Hôtel The Merode date back to the first half of the 16th century. It wasn't until 1791 that the building took the name of Hôtel The Merode.
In 1863, Charles de Merode, then President of the Senate, ceded to the Belgian State most of his "lovely secular gardens" surrounding the building the Hôtel The Merode now occupies, which was his family home. This allowed the important construction of the Palais de Justice on Place Poelaert, known at the time as Place de Merode.
In 2010, the private historical mansion of 6,000m² was restored by the Cercle de Lorraine. In 2020 TheMerode team took over the club transforming it into the first social club in Brussels. TheMerode, the most open lifestyle and social club, opened its doors in November 2021.
Our team connects you
with your fellow members
We are here to make you get the most out of your membership, and advocate for the club’s values and implement its principles with care. You can count on us to accommodate and find solutions for you, generate your connections with our diverse community, or simply stop by for a chat.
Our team is divided into: community and communication management, programme and experience management, private events, and administration and accounting. Hardworking and creative, our team want to get to know you, so that we can build on TheMerode’s mission and ethos together.
Special projects & experiences
Head of Operations and HR
Head of Operations
Front Desk Receptionist
Head of Communication & Experience
President of the Advisory Board
Head of Community
Communication & Experience Manager
Senior PR & Influencer Manager
Membership Administration Manager