Travel and Hotel

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Travelling to Bruges

Accommodation is not included with Workshop registration.  If you would like to stay at the Novotel where the Workshop is held you can download the booking form HERE.  

By Air:

To Brussels Airport, from there take a train into Brussels (they run every 10 to 20 minutes, travel approx. 30 minutes). You can change at any of the stations Bruxelles Nord, Central or Midi. From there take an IC train to Bruges (directions of Oostende or Knokke) which runs every half hour around the full and half hour (depending on the station you change at). Travel time to Bruges is 1 hour.

From station into town: see below.

By train:

Most connections will run through Brussels, the fast trains only through Brussels-Midi (Zuid). From there take an IC train to Bruges (directions of Oostende or Knokke) which runs every half hour around the full and half hour (depending on the station you change at). Travel time to Bruges 1 hour.

From the station take the bus No. 2 (to Assebroek Peerdeeke) or No. 10 (Sint Kruis Kerk) and alight at the stop ‘Katelijnepoort’. Walk into town from the bridge and you will be close to the hotel.

Bus timetable: every 20 minutes up to 20:00 h, then nightlines (Avondlijn) take over and leave every hour. Take ‘Avondlijn Zuid’ but be sure to ask the driver about which stop to alight at. The ride is about 3 minutes.

You can also walk (see map below) by directly crossing the street at the station, take the direction of the Minnewater, pass the Begijnhof and walk through to the Katelijnestraat. You will find yourself near the hotel. 15 to 20 Minutes on foot (with luggage, black route). In good weather and with light luggage you can also follow the red arrows through more park-like terrain.

Bruge-Train-to-Hotel

By car:

Take the motorway via Brussels to Oostende (E40/A10) and leave at Exit No. 8 (should be labelled ‘Torhout/Brugge/St. Michiels) (see map below). Follow the main road to a large crossing and then do not drive straight on, as signs may indicate, but turn right and follow the old main road directly into town (direction St. Michiels).  Carry straight on until you reach the rear of the station, follow the road under the railway bridge and at the next traffic roundabout leave next possibility right. You then pass the front of the station. Drive over a flyover and after that immediately turn left into the Kathelijnestraat (across a canal bridge). A parking facility is located next to the hotel.

From the North (Antwerp, Netherlands etc.) follow the motorway (E17/A14) to Gent. There take the motorway to Oostende and proceed as above. From the South pass Lille (Flandre) and take the E403/A17 to Brugge/Bruges.

 

Bruge-Motorway-to-hotel


Hotel

This relates to reservations with Novotel only.  This hotel is located in central Bruges and is the venue for the workshop.  A number of rooms have been reserved for the event but you will need to book directly with the hotel.   The following booking form can be used for this purpose.

 Novotel-Bruges-Reservation-Form