About Maene

Pianos Maene was founded in 1938 by Albert Maene and Zulma Doutreloigne. In 1984, their son Chris Maene became the manager. Meanwhile, more than 80 years after its foundation, the family business has grown into a healthy SME with about 100 employees (of which 30 in the Netherlands) and 6 branches in Belgium and the Netherlands. The passion for music and pianos is the main driving force of the team. With Dominique and Frederic Maene (third generation) and a structured management team, the company is ready for the future. Piano's Maene is a Brevetized Court Supplier of Belgium. The customer is central in everything we do. Direct customer contact and personalized service make the customer feel as much like a king as in 1938, when Albert and Zulma welcomed their customers in their home with coffee and cake. 

Meet the team!

About 100 colleagues passionate about music and piano are ready for you in Belgium and the Netherlands!

Values and mission

Our values and mission are the daily driving force.

Our history

Piano's Maene has been making pianists happy with their dream instrument since 1938. Read about the company's rich history here.

Atelier 'Chris Maene' - Artisanal Piano builder

The studio "Chris Maene" enjoys worldwide renown. We build ultramodern concert grand pianos, but also replicas of historic harpsichords and pianofortes. We also restore instruments with respect for their history. Artisan craftsmanship in one of the largest piano studios in Europe.

Piano's Maene in brief....

  • Pianos Maene is a family business founded in 1938 and has been a household name for musicians and pianists for decades. With 6 branches in Belgium and the Netherlands and about 100 employees, we are one of the biggest piano companies in Europe. The main office is located in Ruiselede, West Flanders, other offices are located in Ghent, Brussels, Wommelgem, Oud-Rekem and the Dutch town of Alkmaar (near Amsterdam).

    All our branches are not just "showrooms", but real experience centers where you can play the piano to your heart's content and discover the wonderful world of the piano (and its history). There is also a concert area where activities are organized to show the many facets of the piano to the general public. We are regular piano suppliers to the main Belgian and Dutch music academies and concert halls (think of Bozar, Concertgebouw Brugge, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Fontys Tilburg, Conservatorium Den Haag, etc.), TV programs and pop and jazz festivals, and the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition. And of course you will find a Maene piano in many a living room, both acoustic and digital copies.

    In our workshop in Ruiselede we restore valuable pianos and we build pianos and historical keyboard instruments. Our own Doutreligne piano line is also developed and finalized there. As icing on the cake we build the Chris Maene Right Hand Concert Grand, an innovative grand piano based on historical principles. The Chris Maene instruments are exported worldwide.

    But also the beginning pianist enjoys our special attention: our rental systems limit the risk, our renewed Doutreligne pianos offer an ideal price-quality ratio and our digital piano department is one of the largest in Europe.

    For 80 years, Piano's Maene has been helping pianists (and their parents) to choose the most suitable instrument.

    Finally: our own team of specialized piano technicians provides top service all over Belgium and the Netherlands. From the tuning of a buffet piano to a complete concert service with standby during the concert. You can also rent a grand piano from us for one day, to make your concert or event a success.

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