Photo: Helge Brekke


Written by: Study Bergen

Photo: Helge Brekke

Student run concert venue and pub in a Second World War bomb shelter.

Hulen opened the 17th of May 1969 and is the oldest rock club in Northern Europe. The name Hulen is translated into “The Cave”, a fitting name for a venue situated underground. Since its opening, Hulen has played an important role in the student community of Bergen, both socially and culturally. Twice Hulen has been awarded with the title “Concert organiser of the year” by Norske Konsertarrangører. A title stating that the venue is well known for providing the people of Bergen with high quality concert experiences.

Hulen hosts both well-­established and up-­and-­coming artists from genres such as rock, indie, heavy metal, hiphop and jazz. Mogwai, Nouvelle Vague, Turboneger, The New Pornographers and Satyricon are just some of the internationally renowned bands that have played in Hulen. Hulen's own DJs also host popular events every Saturday. Great music and a crowded dance floor are guaranteed.

For decades the unique location and the atmosphere of Hulen has captured students' hearts. It is completely run by volunteers, who work in exchange for free entrance at concerts and a vibrant social environment. Each year around 140 students volunteer as bartenders, hosts, DJs, maintenance workers, graphic designers, photographers amongst other things.


Thursday: 21:00 - 03:00
Friday: 21:00 - 03:00
Saturday: 21:00 - 03:30

Olaf Ryes vei 48, 5006 Bergen


All students. Hulen are happy to welcome exchange students to volunteer. No Norwegian language skills are required. Working at Hulen is a good opportunity to practice the language for those who are keen to learn.



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