Kompass isn’t located anywhere near Dampoort area, you say? True, but this is where it all began.

First Kleindokkaai 25, later Ottergemsesteenweg Zuid 717a, Ghent

Kompass has earned its place in history with its factory building located on Ottergemsesteenweg. However, the instant classic techno club started out in 2015 as a pop-up at Kleindokkaai – in a disused furniture shop named … Compass.

Kompass in a factory building on Ottergemsesteenweg

The building no longer exists today – just like most premises in the area, it had to make way for tower flats. And perhaps the memories of Kompass’s first location have faded as well – on the one hand because the pop-up was located there for only three months, on the other hand because the club only really made a name for itself when it went down the industrial road the following year.

But this is where the best club in the country actually saw the light of day. As did most of its visitors when they left the club.

Kompass club on Ottergemsesteenweg

Did you know that long before Kompass, another legendary Ghent club was situated on Ottergemsesteenweg? In 2007, the Culture Club already organised a few one-off events here!  The rugged character of this former towing company building was clearly not just a huge asset for Kompass.