Matchdays are obviously an exception to this, and the A-Core Fan store is open for 1 hour before kick-off, at half time, and then for 30 minutes after the full time whistle.

Owned by the Municipality of Westerlo which has an estimated population of just 24,497 as of 2013, it’s easy to see why Stadion Het Kuipje’s capacity remains at a comparatively small 8,035.

Stadium tours generally run on an ad-hoc basis which means there isn’t a set schedule and you should email secretariaat@kvcwesterlo.be to find out availability.

Tickets for visiting fans cost €20.00 for a seat within Block A and €12.50 for a uncovered place where the majority of fans choose to stand. The standard allocation sees 280 seats in the grandstand available to the travelling supporters and up to 750 places in the tribune.

Het Kuipje is a multi-purpose football stadium located in the city of Westerlo which belongs to the municipality of Antwerp. Home to occasional Pro League team K.V.C. Westerlo, the Kuipke stadium has a current capacity of 7,982 and is located next to numerous training pitches.

There is limited matchday parking available at Het Kuipje with the stadium only featuring one on-site car park. You will likely have to explore the nearby residential area to find a space to park followed by a short stroll.

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Please note that ticket prices may increase for cup matches and high profile games against Belgium’s biggest teams.

Tickets to see KVC Westerlo chill in the tub can be purchased before kick-off from the stadium’s box office as the club don’t appear to do online or telephone ticket sales.

Antwerp International, approximately 43 km north-west is the closest major airport to the municipality of Westerlo. Another alternatively is Brussels Airport which is 55 km to the west.

Het Kuipje is comprised of four stands: North, East, South and West.

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You can also purchased KVC Westerlo merchandise by visiting the club’s official online store.

The Fan shop at the stadium opens once a week on Mondays between 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm during the football season otherwise it remains closed.

Outside the stadium, there are six football fields which are used by both KVC Westerlo and the Belgian public. The highest level of football contested at Het Kuipje came in qualifying matches for Europe’s second tier competitions. The 2001/2002 season saw Westerlo lose to Hertha Berlin in UEFA Cup qualifying and during the 2011/2012 season, the club again lost against BSC Young Boys in a Europa League qualification match.

Unlikely to break any capacity records any time soon or awards for innovation, Westerlo’s stadium is actually one of the few stadiums in Belgium with undersoil heating, having installed the equipment in time for the 2008/2009 season.

Information regarding the tours is fairly limited on the official page and doesn’t make reference to cost or minimum group sizes.

Westerlo is een plaats en gemeente in de Belgische provincie Antwerpen. De gemeente telt ruim 24.000 inwoners en is de hoofdplaats van het kieskanton en het gerechtelijk kanton Westerlo.

Het Kuipje Stadion is named after Feyernoord’s stadium in Rotterdam, traditionally known as De Kuip which translates as “The Tub”. As K.V.C Westerlo’s stadium has a capacity just over 8,035 compared to Feyenoord Arena which is the second largest stadium in Netherlands with a capacity of 51,117, it is known as Het Kuipje which means “The Little Tub”.

Het Kuipje has its own bus stop called “Westerlo Stadion” which is served by the S10 bus line.

Although regarded as a suburb of Antwertp, Westerlo actually lacks it’s own railway station and tram stop.

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Het Kuipje sits exactly 1.1 miles east of the centre of Westerlo along the De Merodedreef main road which is capable of taking you all the way to the stadium.

As one of three stadiums in the league to have this luxury alongside Stade Maurice Dufrasne and the Cristal Arena, Het Kuipje can also proudly claim to be one of the first grounds in the country to remove spectator fences in order to give football fans a better view of the action on the pitch which makes the atmosphere on matchdays even more intimate.

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Although there are various bus stops along the way, the average Football Tripper could easily walk the to KVC’s stadium in well under 15 minutes.

Guided tours of the facilities at Het Kuipke cover pretty much every area of Westerlo’s stadium and generally last between 30 to 45 minutes.

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Sadly the only other option in the town is Hotel Geerts which is almost the opposite at four stars and nearly twice the price.

The stadium’s address for satnav is as follows:

Across the road from Westerlo’s football ground there is the De Zandberg Hotel which is a cheap and no thrills place to stay with a two star rating.

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Westerlo plays its home matches at Het Kuipje, which means "The Small Tank" in Dutch. It is believed to be reference to the Feijenoord Stadion that is nicknamed De Kuip ("The Tank"). Its capacity is of 7,982 with 5,556 seats.

The club was founded in 1933, receiving the matricule number 2024. Their colours are yellow and blue. They play their home matches at the Het Kuipje.