Frequently Asked Questions

What's the criteria for being accepted as a Member?

Applicants are evaluated based on their commitment to our values of being authentic, curious, and uplifting.
We welcome applications from individuals who identity as female or non-binary, above the age of 18.

How do I apply for membership?

We ask all applicants to fill out the short online application form. Once completed, you will be invited for an interview, before acceptance. No payment is taken before confirmation.

What are the different membership rates?

We offer three membership rates:

Standard - open to applicants 35 years of age or older at time of application;
NGO/Non-profit - open to applicants working for an NGO/non-profit at the time of application; and
Young Member - open to applicants under 35 years of age at the time of application.

There is a one-time initiation fee due for all memberships. All fees exclude VAT.
The initial membership rate is calculated pro rata. Memberships that start after September 1, are pro-rated for the ongoing year in addition to the membership fee for the following year.
Subsequently, membership fees will be due annually in January of each year.

What is Founding Membership?

Founding Membership are members who applied and are confirmed before the official opening of the clubhouse. At the heart of our community, Founding Members help shape and guide our programme for the coming years. In addition to the waiving of the initiation fee, Founding Membership also allows access to exclusive pre-launch events.

What is the initiation fee?

The initiation fee is a one-time charge issued upon membership confirmation. All future membership renewals will not include this charge.

How do I renew my membership?

Our contracts renew on 1 January and we will contact you at least one month before to confirm. At this time, you can choose to change your payment method, amend your contract, or cancel your subscription. For any other questions please contact the team on membership@thenine.be.

How do I cancel my membership?

There is no refund on cancelled membership after the 14-day cooling-off period. Should you wish to cancel your membership outside of renewal time, we ask that you contact the membership team directly on membership@thenine.be.

What is The Nine Equality Initiative?

The Nine Equality Initiative ASBL is our non-profit organisation that focuses on empowering women at all levels of society by engaging women and men in the discussion and advancement of gender equality.

We run a series of trainings and workshops throughout the year, and are committed to raising funds for women’s rights and equality charities around the world.

Membership of The Nine infers membership of the Equality Initiative, and The Nine makes a donation to the Equality Initiative in the name of each member.

Can I bring guests to the Club?

Absolutely! Members are welcome to bring up to three guests at any one time, over the age of 18, subject to Member-only events.

Are men welcome?

Men are very welcome in the Club as guests.

How can I pay in the Club?

The Nine is completely cashless; Members are able to pay using their membership card, bancontact, and/or all major credit cards. Guests are welcome to use bancontact/credit cards during their visit.

What is your food & drink policy?

Meals and drinks can be ordered from the bar and restaurant. Complimentary self-serving coffee, tea, and water facilities are available on the upper floors. Food and drink brought in from elsewhere is not permitted in the Club.

Do I have to pay for events?

We offer a number of complimentary events for our Members. However, for selected special events, there may be a fee for Members and guests.

Can I bring my children?

Children under one are welcome during the day. We offer comfortable breastfeeding zones as well as baby changing facilities.

Can I bring my dog?

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in the Club, except during private garden events. In this instance we ask Members to contact the Front Desk in advance; info@thenine.be.

Can I smoke in the Club?

Smoking is not permitted inside the Club. And we ask Members who wish to smoke outside to be mindful of others around them.

Can I hire the space for a private event?

Yes, multiple spaces at The Nine are available for private hire, including on weekends.

Is there parking at the Club?

We do not have private parking. For selected events a voiturier service will be provided.

What are the opening hours?

Monday – Wednesday: 9am - 9pm
Thursday - Friday: 9am – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed, except for private events