The 35th European Mathematical Psychology Group Meeting
Ghent, 2-4 september 2004

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Language

Belgium has three official languages: dutch, french and german. In large cities, many people understand english. The main language in Ghent is dutch. In Brussels, dutch and french are the main languages. Many places in Brussels therEfore have two names: a dutch and a french one. Remember this while in Brussels.

Travel by plane

People arriving by plane will probably land in Brussels National Airport. There is one direct train per hour from the airport to Ghent's Sint-Pieters station. The travel time is 1 hour and the price is approximately 8 Euros one way.
There are 4 direct trains per hour from the airport to Brussels. The travel time is 1/2 hour and the price is approximately 3 Euros one way.

Travel by train

People travelling in international trains will probably arrive in Brussels at the station called Brussel Zuid / Bruxelles Midi, although some international trains go to Ghent.
There are 3 direct trains per hour from Brussel Zuid / Bruxelles Midi to Ghent (Gent Sint Pieters). The travel time is 1/2 hour and the price is approximately 7 Euros one way.

Website of the railway company: http://www.b-rail.be/E/

Travel by car

Ghent is at the intersection of two major motorways: the E40 and the E17. The E40 motorway intersects Belgium and brings you from the coast starting in Ostend to the Ardennes via Ghent and Brussels. By taking the E17 motorway, you can drive from the French border to the Dutch border, passing by Kortrijk, Ghent and Antwerp.

Getting around in Ghent

From the railway station to the center
From the tunnel under the railway station take the tram 1,10, 11 or 12 (every 6 minutes) and get off at the 'Korenmarkt'.

From the center (korenmarkt) to 'Het Pand'
From the 'Korenmarkt', cross the river 'De Leie' via the bridge 'Sint-Michielshelling'. Turn around the 'Sint-Michiels' church. 'Het Pand' is situated next to the church.
(local map: City Center)

Driving by car to 'Het Pand'
Follow the parking-route to parking P7 ('Sint-Michiels parking'). From there walk past the 'Sint-Michiels' church to 'Het Pand' (about 50 m).
(local map: City Center)

City map An interactive city map is available here.

Tourism

Belgium: http://www.visitbelgium.com/

Flanders: http://www.toervl.be

Ghent: http://www.gent.be/gent/english/index.htm

Brussels: http://www.brusselsdiscovery.com/

See also: http://www.trabel.com/

Department of Data Analysis -- 2004
Comments, suggestions and questions, please contact Yves.Rosseel@UGent.be.