Welcome to Ghent, a city steeped in history, culture, and charm. Nestled in the heart of Belgium, Ghent is a captivating destination that seamlessly blends medieval grandeur with a vibrant modern spirit. As you wander through its cobblestone streets, you'll be captivated by the canals, impressive architecture, and a nice variety of cafes and markets. Whether you're a history enthusiast, an art lover, a food connoisseur, or simply seeking a memorable adventure, Ghent has something to enchant everyone. So, let's embark on this delightful exploration of Ghent, a city where the past meets the present in perfect harmony.
The Zebrastraat will host us for the conference, if you want to know more about this venue, please click here.
To get some recommendations about where you can stay during the conference, please click here.
Ghent is home to over 70k students, accounting for an impressive 25% of its total population. This community contributes to Ghent's dynamic atmosphere and makes it a hub of knowledge and youthful energy.
Ghent is the vegetarian capital of Europe and has the largest low-traffic city centre in Europe. You will be surrounded by bikes, so be careful but don't stop walking!
Ghent has a vibrant nighlife with a lot of bars and clubs that stay open until 6am. So, if you are in the mood you'll discover diverse options throughout the city, but keep in mind that we expect to seeing you fresh and ready at the conference the next day.
Travelling to Ghent
There are two main train stations:
You will most likely arrive at this train station if you are coming from Brussels. To reach the city center, you can walk for about 30 minutes, take public transportation, or grab a taxi.
If you are getting to Ghent by plane:
Brussels Airport Zaventem
You will get to the Gent-Sint-Pieters station in a 45-minute train trip. There is a train station at the airport, so just follow the signs.
Ghent is a 'human-sized' city, where getting around is very easy whether you prefer strolling on foot or cycling. And if you're looking for even faster options, the bus and tram services will get you to your destination very quickly.
For reaching the city center, we highly recommend taking the T1, T2, or T4 trams from Gent-Sint-Pieters and getting off at Gent Korenmarkt (T1, T4) or Gent Vogelmarkt (T2).
2.5€ per 1h trip
Where to buy?
At the train station or using contact-less on the bus or tram.