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Het Pand
(Onderbergen 1, 9000 Ghent, Begium)

The conference site is located near the city centre within short walking distance from most hotels and hostels. City centre can be reached from the main train station Gent-Sint-Pieters by tram line 1. From the second main station Gent-Dampoort city centre can be reached by walking 15 minutes or by the following buses: 2, 17, 18, 38, 39 (stop “Korenmarkt”).

Getting to Ghent

How to reach Ghent 


By train

Mainstation Gent-Sint-Pieters from all Belgian cities and direct line to this railway station from Zaventem airport. If you are flying to Charleroi airport, a direct shuttle bus to Gent-Sint-Pieters Station is available (  European high-speed train network (including Eurostar and Thalys), you can transfer to a train to Ghent at the station of Bruxelles-Midi, Antwerp or Lille (France).  Tram lines 1 and 2 depart from the main station Gent-Sint-Pieters to the city centre every 10 minutes. To walk from the station to the city centre takes 30 minutes.  The city centre can also easily be reached from the station Gent-Dampoort. The following buses frequently drive into the city: 3, 17, 18, 38, 39 (stop “Korenmarkt”). It takes around 15 minutes to walk to the city centre from the Gent-Dampoort station.


By Plane

From Brussels Airport to Ghent

Ghent is approximately 45 minutes away from Brussels Airport, Belgium's national airport in Zaventem. The airport has its own railway station, Brussels-Airport-Zaventem, which offers a direct connection to Ghent. The railway station is situated beneath the airport and can be reached via the lifts and escalators in the arrivals hall.


From Brussels South Charleroi airport to Ghent

Brussels South Charleroi airport is at a 70 minutes’ drive from Ghent. A shuttle bus drives from the airport of Charleroi to Bruges via Ghent nine times a day ( ). The bus will take you to the railway station Gent-Sint-Pieters, from where you can take tram lines 1 or 2 to the historic city centre ( )


Buses to Ghent

By Car

Getting around Ghent

The city centre of Ghent is quite small, and you can move around by foot.

For more information for public transport options visit the links below:


Here are a few suggestions of available accommodations in Ghent:

Hostels (< 50€ per night):

Hotels (50€ to 100€ per night):

  • Hotels Onderbergen - < 5 minutes walk to the venue

    • Discount of 4 EUR/night if you book through their website

  • B&B Hotel  Gent Centrum - < 5 minutes walk to the venue

  • Ibis Gent Centrum St Baafs Kathedraal - < 10 minutes walk to the venue

    • Single room : 119 euro / night, breakfast and city tax included.

    • Double room : 137 euro / night, breakfast and city tax included.

    • The guests can book directly by sending me an email to the hotel and giving the name of the conference ( SESD ). The guests are then responsible for the reservation and payment of their rooms.

  • Ibis Gent Centrum Opera - < 10 minutes walk to the venue

Hotels (100€ to 150€ per night):

  • Erasmus Hotel - < 5 minutes walk to the venue

    • Conference rates (breakfast included):

    • standard room in single use: 85 euro/night

    • standard room in double use: 104 euro/night

    • large room in single use: 104 euro/night

    • large room in double use: 124 euro/night

  • Maison Mango Guesthouse - 5 minutes walk to the venue

  • Monasterium PoortAckere - 5 minutes walk to the venue

    • You get a 10% discount if you mention you are going for the conference.​

  • Hotel Gravensteen - < 10 minutes walk to the venue

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