18th eawe PhD Seminar

2-4 November 2022


The seminar will be held in the newly built Bruges Meeting & Convention Center (BMCC), which is located in the heart of the historic centre of Bruges and can be easily reached on foot, by bicycle, by public transport or by car.  

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Venue: Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre

Address: Beursplein 1, 8000 Bruges, Belgium



How to get there

By plane

You can easily get to Bruges by train from Brussels Airport. Brussels airport can be reached from over 200 European and international destinations. There is a direct train to Bruges every hour (only on weekdays). You can also take the Brussels Airport Express (four trains every hour) to Brussels-North, Central or South; two trains depart for Bruges every hour from these stations: they are bound for Ostend or Knokke/Blankenberge. Check the website of the Belgian national railways (NMBS/SNCB) for information about prices and timetables. The taxi companies in Bruges can take you to and from Brussels Airport, subject to prior reservation, at the standard price of € 200 (these prices may be adapted during the year)


By train

National trains

There are several direct trains to Bruges from the provincial capitals (Antwerp, Ghent, Hasselt and Leuven) and Brussels. Take a look at the website of the Belgian national railways (NMBS/SNCB). 

International trains

The Brussels-South railway station is the Belgian hub for all international train traffic. Brussels-South is served several times a day by high-speed trains from Paris (Thalys/Izy and TGV), Lille (Eurostar and TGV), London (Eurostar), Amsterdam (Thalys) and Cologne (Thalys  and ICE). There are three trains every hour from Brussel-South to Bruges on weekdays and two every hour on the weekend (they stop in Bruges, Ostend or Knokke/Blankenberge). The journey from Brussels-South to Bruges takes about an hour.

If you are travelling from Amsterdam or Rotterdam, you can also switch trains at Antwerp Central. A direct train departs from Antwerp Central to Ostend every hour, and also stops in Bruges. The journey takes approximately 90 minutes.

You can take the buses of De Lijn (every 5 minutes) or a taxi from the station of Bruges to get to your accommodation. A bus ticket (single journey) is valid for one hour and costs € 3.


By car

Bruges is situated near the E40 motorway, and is just an hour's drive from Brussels and 90 minutes from Antwerp. 

If you come by car, you should be aware that a speed limit of 30 km/h is enforced throughout the city centre.
Parking aboveground in the city centre is limited in time from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. (max. 4 hours). You must pay and display the ticket; upon paying you also need to provide your number plate number. 
Parking is unlimited in time and cheapest in one of the two central car parks: Centrum-Station and Centrum-’t Zand. 

You can find more information on accessibility here


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