Practical information

Travel information

Getting to Ghent (from Brussels National Airport or a Brussels train station)

Take a train to Ghent St-Pieters station. For information about train time tables, click here.

Getting to Het Pand from the train station (St-Pieters): 20 minutes

Take tram #1 in the direction of Wondelgem/Evergem/Centre from the tram platform (“to city centre”) outside the train station. Get off at Korenmarkt. Follow the tram rails around the corner to the left, continue, cross St. Michiel’s bridge (enjoy the view!), turn left around St. Michiel’s church, and find the venue on your left.

More information on how to get there: (in Dutch), or more specifically, Fill in “Gent” in the first gap of the Vertrek frame and click on ‘station’. Then fill in “Station Gent Sint Pieters” in the second gap. In the Aankomst frame fill in “Gent” again in the first gap and leave it specified on ‘adres’. Then type “Onderbergen” and “1” and click on Bereken uw route.

Getting around in Ghent

There is a good bus and tram network throughout the city (see Tickets cost 3 euros from the vending machine. A ticket valid for 10 rides costs 14 euros (1,40 cents per ride). You will find the ticket vending machines outside the station, on the tram platform. 

Ghent is pretty manageable on foot as well, however. All hotels suggested on this website are in the center of town, as is the conference venue. For a map of the city, click here (or many other websites).




Most hotels have corporate rates for guests of the university.

Charm hotels


Bed & Breakfasts, guesthouses

NOTE that you will always have to pay a separate ‘city tax’ of €2,50 / night on top of your normal hotel bill.

Vegetarian and vegan restaurants

Ghent is the world’s most vegetarian and vegan friendly city (e.g., all official canteens have one vegetarian day per week, and a vegetarian option every day).

So, there’s plenty of cafés and restaurants for vegans and vegetarians. For instance: