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Ghent

Lonely Planet has called our city “Europe’s best kept secret” and a must see destination for 2011 and National Geographic Traveler Magazine has listed Ghent as the most authentic historic city in the world and full of life.

Ghent breathes history but is also brimming with culture and modern city life. Its history, art, wonderful architecture, water, rock ’n roll top gastronomy and joie de vivre are sure to win you over.

De Krook

De Krook is the new city library of Ghent, but is much more than that. It’s also home to several research groups of Ghent University, the university radio station Urgent.fm and imec, a leading technological research center and birthplace for start-ups.

Conference venues and directions
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Important addresses:

Registration and technical try-outs on 26th/3 15h-18h

De Krook, Miriam Makebaplein 1, Gent

 

From train station Gent Sint-Pieters to De Krook

Walk 2km, 26 minutes

Tram 2 every 8’ at platform 20, duration 20’

Bus 55 – 58 – 70 – 71 – 72 - 76 - 78 every 8’, duration 16’ + 4’ walk

Conference welcome and preconference drink on 26th/3 18h30

Stadsbrouwerij Gruut, Rembert Dodoensdreef 1, Gent

 

From train station Gent Sint-Pieters to Gruut

Bus 55 – 57 – 58 every 30’ at platform 14, duration 22’

Tram 1 every 6’ at platform 2, duration 25’ + 12’ walk

 

From De Krook to Gruut

Walk (together at 18h) 1,3km, duration 16’

Conference venue Wednesday till Saturday

De Krook, Miriam Makebaplein 1, Gent

 

From train station Gent Sint-Pieters to De Krook

Walk 2km, 26 minutes

Tram 2 every 8’ at platform 20, duration 20’

Bus 55 – 58 – 70 – 71 – 72 - 76 - 78 every 8’, duration 16’ + 4’ walk


Conference dinner on Wednesday 7pm

Parnassus, Oude Houtlei 122, Gent

 

From De Krook to Parnassus

Walk 1,1km, 14 minutes

Concerts on Thursday and Friday

Handelsbeurs, Kouter 29, Gent

From De Krook to Handelsbeurs

Walk 550m, 6 minutes

Wifi @ De Krook

1. Look for the network named "Krookwifi"

2. Connect and open your browser

3. Click "verbinding maken"

Accommodation

We highly recommend to be aware of your impact on the environment and to take your carbon footprint into account! If possible, please select the most environmental-friendly option to travel to Ghent and aim at selecting an accommodation with low estimated carbon footprint.

Ghent offers a wide range of hotels, hostels, B&B’s, …

A small selection of exciting places to stay (in different price ranges) within walking distance of the MERYC 2019 conference venue:

KaBa Hostel, B&B Faja Lobi, Hotel Carlton, B&B Hotel Verhaegen, Hotel Onderbergen, B&B De Waterzooi, Hostel Uppelink, Hotel Flandria, 13 O’clock Hostel, Monasterium Poortackere, Parkhotel Gent, Hotel Ibis St. Baafs & Hotel Ibis Opera, NH Belfort

Many more hotels and B&B‘s are available, as well as a selection of accommodations with an estimated carbon footprint.

see also: visit.gent.be