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Zillion

Zillion Achterkant Gebouw

Famous for its vibe, its music, its people

Table of contents

01

Background

Zillion Entrance Stairs - Ingang Trappen

Behind every story lies a person, right?

Yes, also this specific building is created by one individual who loved to party, hard and long, until one was totally exhausted and had to go back home to take a very long and powerful nap.

This person is called Frank or DJ Fou, well known by many in this sector of the world of entertainment. And he was a true king of the all clubs, master of the dancefloor, withouth actually being able to dance, but instead he ran a massive dance temple called Zillion. And that was also his last one.

Zillion Entrance Stairs - Ingang Trappen
Zillion Entrance Stairs - Ingang Trappen
Zillion Entrance Stairs - Ingang Trappen

02

Our Visit

Zillion Main Stage

Behind every story lies a person, right?

Yes, also this specific building is created by one individual who loved to party, hard and long, until one was totally exhausted and had to go back home to take a very long and powerful nap.

This person is called Frank or DJ Fou, well known by many in this sector of the world of entertainment. And he was a true king of the all clubs, master of the dancefloor, withouth actually being able to dance, but instead he ran a massive dance temple like Zillion. And that was also his last one.

Zillion Main Dance Floor - Dansvloer
Zillion Chair - Stoel
Zillion vestiaire - Kapstokken
Zillion Stairs
Zillion Reunion Party December 2003

04

Memoires

Zillion Reunion Party December 2003
Zillion Foto's - Got the picture
Zillion Foto's - Got the picture
Zillion Foto's - Got the picture

05

A Film

A great film is in the making about the whole life of the Zillion owner and I was lucky to be part of this production as an extra. I applied for, you guessed that right, a party goer who enjoyed the sounds of Zillion from 1997 till 2002.

In real life I’m not quite a great fan of disco parties in general, but for a movie about Antwerp history I immediately jumped right in, and after all it was a lot of fun and magical from a by-gone era.

© Zillion Film Teaser Trailer | 02/06/2022

© Zillion Film Cast Reveal | 27/02/2020

06

Ice Cream

Brixius Ice Cream - Coupe Zevende Hemel

You might not have guessed it, but this ice cream is served by the family of Zillion’s owner. It’s a sweet family business consisting of a large menu with many dishes to choose from. From breakfast to lunch to delicious desserts like these ones, simply a must-visit if you happen to be close to northern Brussels.

Brixius Ice Cream - Coupe Amarena Krieken

Brixius, is the name of the restaurant and Sint-Brixius-Rode is the town in which it is located. At the other side of the A12 highway Antwerp-Brussels, the Meise botanic Garden is waiting for your well-approved visit.

Zillion Behind The Main Stage
Zillion Restrooms
Zillion vestiaire - Kapstokken
Zillion PC - Computer
Zillion PC - Computer
Zillion Buttons
Zillion Lifted Escort Platform
Zillion Entrance Stairs - Ingang Trappen
Zillion Chair - Stoel
Zillion Kitchen - Keuken
Zillion Main Stage
Zillion Restrooms Reflection in mirror
Zillion Restrooms Reflection in mirror
Zillion Control Buttons
Zillion HVAC
Zillion Stairs
Zillion Main Dance Floor With Cincinnati Milacron Robot
Zillion Restrooms
Zillion Top Bar Keuken Toiletten
Zillion Top Bar
Zillion Stairs - Trappen
Zillion vestiaire - Kapstokken
Zillion seen from main stage - 2015

Replay

Buried not so deep underneath my city lies a whole network of tunnels hidden for the public’s eyes and urban vultures like me, hehe. I’m easy when it comes down to dear. Oh watch me. So, to resume.

We’re 2010 and twenty years old, we’re a team of two young adults exploring the things people have left abandoned for decades or literaly just recently left behind for good. Ah well, let’s go, shall we? Oh, sweet yeah. Let’s do this! 😋

Petrochemistry in our city of Antwerp we already tired of seeing so now we put our eyes and mind onto something a lot bigger (and deeper than surface level, duh 😏). Always been a huge fan of tunnels for sure, but this was just so much more exciting and scary at the same time. Antwerp got a metro, right obvious gosh, but did you know it had more kilometres of tunnels than there was actually being used until 2015? Hah well, it might be published on a site like Wikipedia, yes very vaguely described, but we knew there was a shaft at the eastern part of the city which led to this massive underground network of unused metro tunnels.

Who wouldn’t be so curious like us?

Yup, correct! We did a lot of research before we started rappeling down this 25 meter diameter and 23 meter deep shaft of concrete. It was cool and by cool I mean really freakin’ cool. All the adventure, fun, excitement, exhausting nights, simply everything combined, it was more than worth it to explore it before the public did in April of 2015.

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Zillion Main Dance Floor - Dansvloer

Share your thoughts!

Capturing old things on camera is one thing, presenting all our footage on this blog is another.

Alan & Lourdes

Travel & Preserving History Bloggers, Twin Rhino

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