Meet some of our customers
And learn how they use Tunify in their business
Ahoy: the name of this event location in Rotterdam needs no introduction. Over the coming months, Ahoy will be playing host to both Julio Iglesias and the North Sea Jazz Festival as well as the European Volleyball Championship and AnimeCon. As for Tunify? It’s a guest here every day, for music before, during and after any event.
Thermen Dilbeek is a household name for everyone in Belgium who enjoys a day of wellness. The company began as a small sauna in the 1990s, growing into a major success story with multiple locations. In Tunify, they found the ideal partner for playing royalty-free music in the thermal baths.
Arenberg, located in the heart of the Antwerp theatre district, has become a household name throughout the city. And, by extension, across the whole of Belgium. The theatre is diverse in terms of its programming and visitors, as well as its music—provided by Tunify. Event and horeca manager Jesica Avalos Contreras shows us the ropes at ‘den Arenberg’.
Nowadays, it’s almost impossible to imagine a city without coffeehouses. But not so long ago the coffee culture in the lowlands was completely different. 16 years ago, Tunify customer Coffeelovers was a coffeehouse pioneer, bringing the culture of specialty coffee to the Netherlands.
Black Smoke is a BBQ restaurant in the heart of Antwerp. It successfully combines American influences with a Belgian touch, both in terms of meals as well as its look. You’ll enjoy—in the words of the restaurant—a ‘rock-your-socks-off BBQ experience’. And where there’s rocking... there’s Tunify!
Nr4 is a store with ladies’ fashion in sizes 44 to 54. Or more accurately, it’s a chain of 8 stores. Over the past few years, the company has been opening a new store every year. And since recently, Nr4 has had Tunify playing in each of them. ‘A nice step forward,’ says Stacy Demunter.
Crown Plaza Brussels - Le Palace
Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace, built in 1908, was the first ‘grand hotel’ in Belgium. More than 100 years later, Tunify came to stay. Chief Engineer Miguel Pena tells us about before and after this event, as well as the hotel’s plans for the future.
Van der Valk got inspired by the best food markets around the world like Jamie Oliver in London, Eataly in Italy and the Chelsea Market in New York. But the unique concept of Valk Versmarkt appears to have grown out of their own Van der Valk history. Read on to see how they use Tunify and Sonos to bring the overall experience in the shop to a higher level.
Waffle Factory, which sprouted from the Belgian family company Belgaufre, has grown into an international chain with 50 sales points. The (literal) recipe for success? Hearty, filling waffles.
Karel Hessels manages Charlie Rockets, a hostel-and-bar-in-one, located in the centre of Bruges. He also has an Italian restaurant in the building next door. Karel has been a Tunify user for many years now. And in that time, pretty much everything in Charlie Rockets has changed except for the choice of music player...
Bar-Belle Hair & Drinks
Meet Maxim and Amaria, who started a barbershop with a twist. And with Tunify!
MUS concept store
A hole in the market, a dream and voila: MUS was born. In the summer of 2018, Merel Hofhuis opened her own concept store in the sociable Dutch city, Utrecht. She chooses to play royalty-free music on Tunify there. Were those both good decisions, Merel? ‘I’m already expanding the business. That says it all, doesn’t it?’
Just Brands is based in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. In the Netherlands, the company already owns 13 stores that sell 3 men’s brands: PME Legend, Vanguard and Cast Iron. In Belgium, 3 stores bear the name of PME Legend, the biggest brand. In all of these places, Tunify provides music that fits like a glove.
At Het Atelier in Sint-Niklaas, you work out and relax to the beat of Tunify. The friendly gym and fitness centre also has a sauna and a bar. After 13 years there, team leader Pia Wymeersch knows plenty of members by their first names. She showed us what’s on offer at Het Atelier.
C-mine Cultural Centre
C-mine is a site with several different faces and activities. The attractions include the C-mine Cultural Centre—the cultural hot-spot for the city of Genk and the surrounding area. Programmer Brecht Gielis tells how the cultural centre became part of the site and how Tunify became part of the centre.
Antwerp has an attractive new co-working space: Stokers. And this is only the beginning. In the coming months, Stokers will be establishing itself as a trendy event location and high-quality restaurant. It’s time you get to know the newcomer to the Green Quarter.
Snap Fitness is an American chain that is now also conquering Europe. At the beginning of 2019, the company already has 13 fitness centres in Belgium and the Netherlands. In the long run, that number should grow to 50. At Snap Fitness, you get individual coaching and Tunify’s motivating music.
About 5 years ago, owner Hilde Rutten invested 1.3 million euros in the new headquarters of BergHOFF Belgium. It includes a large showroom on the ground floor and an event space for cooking demonstrations on the first floor. Both levels in the building share … Tunify music!
A visit to a bar doesn’t have to be noisy and busy. In Breda, you now find peace and quiet, nice coffee and delicious lunches in the cat café Familie Snorhaar. Read the special story about this special place.
Last year, Mitchell and Daniela ended second in the Belgian television series ‘My Pop-up Restaurant’. This year, the couple launched no less than 3 businesses under 1 roof: a bistro, a gastronomic restaurant and a bed and breakfast. This wasn’t exactly the plan from the start, but it was a dream come true. Mitchell gives us the full story.
Oogst Van Eden
Beringen is home to a new restaurant concept. On the 7th of November 2018, Philip Reynders and Hilde Meyen opened ‘restobar’ Oogst Van Eden. They serve original dishes with local products in the amiable setting of a bar. Philip is happy to introduce the new business to the world.
In the Viva Sara Kaffée's of Kortrijk and Bruges you get to taste delicious coffees in a trendy setting. But that is where the resemblance with most other hip coffee bars stops. Viva Sara produces its own coffee. Since 1987! Time to meet this company that took a 20 year head start to the coffee hype.
Almost 25 years ago, Rijnie Nijhoff starts her own business in interior advice. Today, you no longer find Interhoff in the attic of her home. The Dutch company has grown into a furniture store and design studio that is housed in an iconic, renovated building.
There are very few Belgians who have never paid a visit to either the Antwerp ZOO, ZOO Planckendael or the Queen Elisabeth Hall. These are the jewels in the crown of the KMDA, the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp. ICT Manager Kristof Van Bouwel tells the unique story of the organisation’s origins.
At BurgGolf, you get access to 6 golf courses, spread over the whole country. Afterwards, you cool down with a drink and a bite in one of the BurgGolf restaurants. Martijn Pook, general manager of the course in Wijchen, is happy to give a virtual tour.
The Lodge is an atypical chain of hotels and brasseries. All venues share the same simple ambition, manager Dieter Peters explains: “We want to create a home away from home, 7 days a week.” And with a home comes a dash of music …
Dancing on ice? Feel free to do so on Sport Vlaanderen Liedekerke’s Olympic ice skating rink. Sport Vlaanderen is in charge of all sorts of activities on the ice, while Tunify is supplying hit songs to all visitors. Sports Technical Coordinator Sophie Van Overschelde explains how she warms up the crowds with music.
Anyone who takes over a succesful business is often faced with a difficult challenge. How do you preserve the individual character of your business and how do you simultaneously add something to make it even better? Tunify had a chat with Nicola Corbacio, since 2010 manager of the restaurant La Fontanella in Hasselt.
Fashion and music go hand in hand. Tunify visited ARC founder Roger Schutters to talk about trends, music and fashion. He knows the fashion industry inside out, and has been using Tunify for years. He shares his experience with us in the form of 5 trends and tips for fashion retailers.
Villa Loco is a new chapter in the life story of Miette Dierckx. After her adventure on the tv-show My Pop-up Restaurant, she now returns with a brand new concept: Villa Loco. Tunify was curious to find out how she had experienced the past few months and what her new project is all about.
42workspace is the Rotterdam hub for tech and digital entrepreneurs, located in the middle of the vibrant city center. Tunify had a fascinating talk with Managing Director Patricio de Boom. He explains how 42workspace is building an ambitious story.
There’s a new and special meeting place in Antwerp for anyone interested in photography: Doka, a clever combination of a photo gallery, café and a shop for analogue photography materials. Tunify had a pleasant conversation with Jeroen van Bergen, the initiator of this original project.
Bakery Driekant from Zutphen in the Netherlands is a relatively small company, but a great example for other companies and governments. Thanks to a healthy commercial attitude they show how a social business can earn its own money and yet still can be very durable.
Wilminktheater en Muziekcentrum
'Wilminktheater en muziekcentrum Enschede' has in recent years undergone a successful transformation. Today it operates 4 venues with six podiums in the city center of Enschede: the Wilminktheater, the Muziekcentrum (or "music center"), De Grote Kerk (or “big church”) and De Kleine Willem.
Naturalis Biodiversity Center
If Noah’s Ark ever existed, then it might have looked a little like Naturalis Biodiversity Center. Most Dutch people know Naturalis as natural history museum, but it’s also a very large research institute. Astrid Kromhout from Naturalis explains what they do exactly and introduces us to "Trix", their new showpiece.
De Knijnspiep (or 'The Rabbit Hole') is located in the center of Maastricht and is one of the oldest pubs this historic city has to offer. Here you are at the right place for a perfectly poured beer. Melanie gives us an example of how they guard their concept with music.
In De Pekton
People interested in classical music might know the particular history of the house “De Pekton" in Mechelen. It may be called a small miracle that the house still exists today. Fortunately for Maaike Verbruggen, because she found in the historic building the perfect location for her new cafe.
Saïd Ajouaau, owner of menswear store Strellson Haarlem, has already 28 years of experience in the fashion business. 5 years ago he started his own clothing store. Back in 2015 - as it goes with the best opportunities: not planned at all - he got the opportunity to open the first store for Strellson in the Benelux. And he didn’t hesitate for one single moment.
The Historium in Bruges is a unique experience attraction that takes you back to the city of Bruges in the 15th century. The innovative and new concept excites all your senses with film, decors, special effects and even smell. In the subsequent Duvelorium - the only and exclusive Duvel café in the world - it’s your sense of good taste that gets stimulated!
The Belgian city of Ostend is known as “the queen of seaside resorts”, and with Hotel Andromeda it has a new jewel in its crown. This 4-star hotel is beautifully situated on the seafront just next to the Casino Kursaal. Andromeda uses Tunify to match the music with the specific atmosphere they want to create in all the different areas of the hotel.
Who recalls having dinner on Sunday at grandma’s house? It almost seems as if all grandmothers in our memory are star chefs… of the traditional and comfort food dishes. With such a widely popular concept, restaurant De Bomma was completely sold out from day one. Tunify asked co-founder and manager Sharon Devis how they got to this successful idea.
Nijdrop youth club
In almost every town you will find a youth club, but the most famous youth club of Flanders is without doubt Nijdrop in Opwijk. That young people (and older people too, because Nijdrop exists almost 50 years) know this youth club is no surprise. Besides the traditional youth club activities, this Tunify customer also has a strong reputation as a music club.
The people on the island Ameland live to the rhythm of the seasons. But as you can read here, they also enjoy life to the rhythm of the music of Tunify...
Woonlandschap De Leyhoeve
“Enjoy getting old together”: that’s what it is all about at Woonlandschap de Leyhoeve. Forget everything you already know about homes and service flats and try to imagine where you would like to spend your days when you get old. Chances are that your imagination comes very close to what de Leyhoeve has to offer.
“Polé Polé” literally means “slowly slowy” in Swahili. People in Ghent who occasionally seek a bit of this typical African culture surely know their way to the Polé Polé bar. But you can also discover other parts of the world in the Polé Polé bars...
Het Eilandje in Antwerp, located between the town center and the harbor, has always been a lively neighbourhood. After a redesign of the environment and the arrival of the MAS museum, more and more people found their way to het Eilandje. At het Eilandje, you’ll find - amongst others - Restaurant Lux, Festiv Bar, grill restaurant Món and more recently Atelier Millevaches.
It rarely happens that the success of a new business is so easy to predict as in this particular story. So it wasn’t a surprise at all when the Würst restaurant proved to be a hit already from day one. Tunify spoke with Werner Van Belle, Chief Executive Officer at Würst, about the success of Würst and how music plays a role in it.
River Woods Beach Club
Isn’t the seaside the best place to experience summer? Sure it is! We popped by the River Woods Beach Club in Knokke to see how they spend their summer, come rain or shine. Who needs the sun when you have Tunify to create the right atmosphere, right?
Stadsbrouwerij Eindhoven reveals one of their most secret recipes, but guess what: it's not one of their beer recipes. Curious already?
Situated between the many antique shops in the Kloosterstraat in Antwerp, you’ll find the concept store F.R.E.D. from fashion house FNG, a Facility for Research, Expression and Development. This name immediately shows F.R.E.D. is about much more than just clothes... Read on to learn how Tunify is used in this concept store.
De Kookfabriek is the reference for ‘culitainment' in the Netherlands. At De Kookfabriek, you can cook and dine together in a pleasant atmosphere. Discover the secret of their success and how music fits into their concept.
Tunify provides the ideal soundtrack while you shop at Carrefour.