About us

A special house, where each floor tells a story

Graanmarkt 13 Facade 1

Graanmarkt 13 is a special house in Antwerp, where each floor tells a different story. Founded by Ilse Cornelissens and Tim Van Geloven, it’s a crossover place full of surprises.

In one welcoming flow, Graanmarkt 13 offers you a store, a restaurant and an apartment. Warm light, friendly minds and a tranquil atmosphere fill the spaces. As soon as you arrive, you are a guest to be treated with great care.

Stepping into the wonderland of Tim and Ilse is like entering a haven of calm and inspiration. Together, the pair is the creative mind behind everything happening at Graanmarkt 13. They believe in doing things a little bit differently. 

The store is a place where established fashion, interior and beauty brands meet their cutting-edge, emerging counterparts. Tim and Ilse select everything themselves. Each object in the house has passed under their eyes and through their hands. Sourced on their travels around the world, some items come from personal meetings or collaborations with creators, others just find their way to the store. All collectibles are things to treasure for years to come. Graanmarkt 13 doesn’t sell trends, but objects for life.

A wide variety of labels such as Mansur Gavriel, Sofie D’hoore, Santa Maria Novella, Lobmeyr and Susanne Kaufmann are sold over two floors, sometimes three. On special occasions Tim and Ilse even share their top floor apartment with visitors, to showcase design talent in an intimate and relaxed setting. Described as their best kept secret, this luxury apartment with hotel service is also available for short and long stays. Your home away from home, in the heart of fashion hub Antwerp.

Everything at Graanmarkt 13 is the result of teamwork. Architect Vincent Van Duysen sculpted the beautiful open spaces with a strong linear, yet warm hand. The downstairs restaurant is run by acclaimed chef Seppe Nobels. He transforms the daily harvest of locally sourced fresh ingredients, garden herbs and Graanmarkt rooftop honey into generous dishes. His honest and healthy kitchen was voted the “Best Vegetable restaurant 2015 from Flanders” by Gault&Millau. Renowned art director Bob Verhelst took the concept of Graanmarkt 13 to another level with his unusual scenography, not following the fashion system as we know it today. The Brussels agency Base Design crafted Graanmarkt 13’s visual identity and gave the house an inspired voice

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Practical information

GRAANMARKT 13
Graanmarkt 13
2000 Antwerp
Belgium
Tel+32 (0)3 337 79 91
welcome@graanmarkt13.be

Portrait Tim Ilse Graanmarkt13 Founders

Tim and Ilse

He saw her

The multi-house is an extension of Tim and Ilse's own home and way of life. A microcosm of how they experience the world. An expression of everything they stand for, from an independent sense of beauty to supporting craftsmanship and sustainability. Tim and Ilse want to connect their guests with everything they love.

Portrait Seppe Nobels Graanmarkt 13 Chef Restaurant

Seppe Nobels

Seppe makes food, and damn it tastes good

The downstairs restaurant is run by acclaimed chef Seppe Nobels. Cooking is twin-connected with the environment Seppe lives in. To lower the ecological footprint of his dishes, he puts a lot of time in product research, from rooftop gardening to visiting local farmers. 

For Graanmarkt 13, Seppe transforms the daily harvest of locally sourced fresh ingredients, Graanmarkt rooftop herbs and honey into generous dishes. His uncomplicated, honest and healthy kitchen was voted the “Best Vegetable restaurant 2015 from Flanders” by Gault&Millau.

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The staff

We are social butterflies