Practical info


The symposium will take place at the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication (Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Ghent University), which is located at Abdisstraat 1, 9000 Gent, only a fifteen- minute walk from Ghent’s main railway station, Gent-Sint-Pieters (route description via Google maps). You can also take tram 2 or 4 at “perron 20”, on your left-hand side when you leave the station via the main entrance and get off at the second stop, called: Albertbrug.

Travelling to Ghent by plane / train

Ghent is only 45 minutes away from Brussels National airport (Zaventem). There are several connections to Gent-Sint-Pieters (all trains to De Panne, Brugge or Oostende also stop in Gent-Sint-Pieters). You can purchase a train ticket in the airport building. Avoid the slow train that goes via Aalst.

If you arrive at Charleroi (Brussels South) airport, it will take you 70 minutes to get to Gent-Sint-Pieters. First, you will have to take a bus to Charleroi-Sud railway station, or to the city centre of Brussels. A ticket that combines the bus and train services can be purchased at the Airport Ticket Desk.

For timetables and itineraries see the Belgian Railways site.

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Hotels within walking distance from the conference venue

  • NH Hotel Gent Sint-Pieters (at 550 m. from the railway station, 350m to the conference venue; 20-minute walk to the city centre)
  • Europa Hotel (at 950 m. from the railway station Gent-Sint-Pieters, 700 m to the conference venue; 20-minute walk to the city centre)
  • Best Western Hotel Chamade (at 350 m. from the railway station Gent-Sint-Pieters, 1 km to the conference venue; 30- minute walk to the city centre)

Hotels in the historical centre of Ghent