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Practical information

Opening Hours:

The ECC is open every Sunday from 10.00 - 12.00 pm and from 14.00 - 17.00 pm. 



Admission fees:

As the aim of the ECC is to promote the awareness of cartoon art to the general public, a "Pay as you like"  policy is applied on the Sunday openings. A donation in relation to your personal budget and your appreciation of the exhibition would be extremely welcome. This method of functioning is only made possible because the ECC is a non profit organisation run 100% by voluntary work.


For group visits there are two options for payment:


- Option A: 3 Euros per person, entrance fee plus introduction. 

- Option B: 6 Euros per person, entrance fee plus introduction and the choice of a beverage in the café before, during or after the visit.



The European Cartoon Center is located in a new street: René D'Huyvetterstraat 5C, 9770 Kruishoutem.

To search the ECC on GPS or Google Maps you have to use the former address: Brugstraat (no number) - 9770 Kruishoutem.


By Car :

Kruishoutem is situated between Ghent and Kortrijk on the E17 motorway, take exit n° 6 and head towards the centre of Kruishoutem. At the roundabout in the town centre take the N437 direction Deinze, after 150m take the first left into the Brugstraat and the ECC is located 100m further on, on the left hand side of the road.


Public Transport:

The nearest train stations are in Oudenaarde, Deinze and Waregem. On weekdays you can reach Kruishoutem by the 'De Lijn'  bus company. The ECC  is a five minute walk from the centre of Kruishoutem.

Important note: on Sundays the centre of Kruishoutem is only accessible by the 'Belbus'.  You can find more information on the website of the city Kruisem.




The ECC is fully accessible for less mobile visitors, and wheelchair users can be driven to the entrance by car.


BRASSERie - The Brewers Café

You can enjoy a drink before, during or after your visit to the exhibition at the BRASSERie. An aperitif or a selection of local beers, soft drinks tea and coffee are available. The café at our centre was named after the Flemish cartoonist BRASSER (Brewer in English) and is decorated with his cartoons on the theme of food and drink.