The workshop will be held in Ghent in the Jozef Plateauzaal, Ghent University, Jozef Plateaustraat 22, 9000 Ghent, Belgium (see the map below ). The venue is located close to the historical city centre.
Below we list a number of hotels in or close to the centre of Ghent, some of which offer price reductions to participants of events organised by Ghent University (such as WPMSIIP 2014). Please ask for this reduced price when booking your hotel. If no reduction is offered, or if the hotel requests a certificate that you will be participating in WPMSIIP 2014, do not hesitate to contact us.
Hotels that offer reduced prices:
- Hotel Gravensteen (use booking code 'WPMSIIP 2014')
- Ghent River Hotel (use booking code 'WPMSIIP 2014')
- Hotel De Flandre (use booking code 'WPMSIIP 2014')
- Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof (send an email to Groups.Reylof AT sandton.eu using booking code 'WPMSIIP 2014')
- Hotel Carlton (send an email to info AT carltongent.be using booking code 'WPMSIIP 2014')
- Hotel Orion (send an email to info AT hotel-orion.be using booking code 'WPMSIIP 2014')
- Hotel Castel
- Novotel Gent Centrum
- Best Western Résidence Cour St. Georges
- Best Western Hotel Chamade
- NH Gent Belfort
- NH Gent Sint Pieters
- Hotel Ibis Gent Centrum Opera
- Hotel Ibis Gent Centrum St-Baafs Kathedraal
Youth hostels: (shared rooms at affordable prices)
- Backstay Hostel Ghent
- Hostel Uppelinck
- KaBa Hostel
- 13 O'clock Hostel
- HI De Draecke Gent
- Hotel Erasmus
- Guesthouse PoortAckere
- Charme Hotel Hancelot
The following map indicates the location of the above hotels (), as well as that of the venue (), the two train stations () and relevant bus/tram stops ().
Getting to Ghent
By train (from Brussels International Airport)
Trains leave from within the airport building and take you to one of the main railway stations in Brussels (subsequently Noord/Nord, Centraal/Central and Zuid/Midi), where you can switch to one of the many intercity trains (IC) to Gent Sint-Pieters, Ghent's main railway station (Trains to Brugge, Knokke, Blankenberge and Oostende also stop in Ghent). Some trains run directly from the airport to Gent Sint-Pieters. These trains reach Ghent in about 1 hour. Train schedules can be retrieved from the website of the Belgian railway company (from “Brussels airport” to “Gent Sint-Pieters”).
By train (from Brussels South/Charleroi Airport)
Except for the main airport, there is also the Brussels South/Charleroi Airport, which hosts mainly low cost airlines e.g. Ryanair. There are shuttle buses leaving right outside the main building at regular intervals to the Brussels South train station (Brussel Zuid/Bruxelles Midi). From there you can take one of the many intercity trains (IC) to Gent Sint-Pieters, as described above (see instructions from International Airport).
Ghent can easily be reached from the national roads E40 (from Brussel or Oostende/Brugge) or E17 (from Antwerpen or Kortrijk).
Getting to the Workshop Location
From Gent Sint-Pieters railway station
The workshop venue is located at a distance of 1.7 km from the railway station Gent Sint-Pieters . Walking from the railway station to the conference venue takes approximately 25 minutes. Leave the area in front of the main exit using Koningin Elisabethlaan, continue on Kortrijksesteenweg for 1.1 km and finally turn right to Jozef Plateaustraat. There is also public transport available. To get to the conference venue from the railway station Gent Sint-Pieters, take tram 1 (there is one every 6 minutes) and get off at tram stop “Verlorenkost” . Alternatively, taxis are available in front of the station.
From Gent Dampoort railway station
The workshop venue is located at a distance of 2 km from the railway station Gent Dampoort . Walking from the railway station to the conference venue takes approximately 30 minutes. Leave the area in front of the main exit and walk to the left on the round-about and take the first exit to avenue Kasteellaan. Turn right to Lucas Munichstraat and at the end turn left to Voorhoutkaai. Continue right on the first bridge and take Julius de Vigneplein. Turn left on Koepoortkaai and at the end turn right to Sint-Annaplein. Walk straight to Zuidstationstraat which ends up in Gent-Zuid. The workshop venue is 2 minutes walking from Gent-Zuid (directions are given at the bottom of this page). There is also public transport available. Leave the area in front of the main exit and turn right to Antwerpenplein, where there are several bus platforms. Buses 6, 70, 71, 72 and 73 run regularly and stop at Gent-Zuid public transport hub.
The workshop venue is located 600m from the Gent-Zuid public transport hub. Take Woodrow Wilsonplein and continue on Lammerstraat. At the end turn left to Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat and take the second to the right, which is the Jozef Plateaustraat.