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Conference Venue

The SIMPLY2010 Conference will be held at De Bijloke, Ghent. Located in the heart of Ghent, within walking distance from the historic centre.


De Bijloke Music Centre is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary venues of the city. After years of conversions and alterations, the unique infrastructure - originally a hospital - has been developed into a music centre with four concert halls and brand new hospitality services.


Conference sessions will take place at the ‘Kraakhuis’, built at the end of the 15th century as a hospital ward.


More on www.debijloke.be

How to get to Ghent and the Bijloke

By train from the Airport Brussels Zaventem
The airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level-1). Take the train with direction "De Panne", at 8:52, 9:52, 10:52,... and get of at  Gent-Sint-Pieters Station.


Arriving with the Thalys, ICE, TGV or Eurostar in Train station Brussels-Midi/Brussel-Zuid

Take the train with direction Oostende, Knokke/Blankenberge or De Panne to Gent-Sint-Pieters.


By car
Ghent is located on the intersection of two major European motorways: the E17 connects Northern Europe to the South, and the E40 runs from the North Sea right across to Eastern Europe. From the E17 you take the ‘Gent Centrum’ turnoff. On the E40, from the motorway intersection in Zwijnaarde you first follow ‘Antwerpen’ (E17)and then take the ‘Gent Centrum’ turnoff. Keep right and follow “andere richtingen”. Once you have come down, turn left at the traffic lights, under the bridge. Now you are on the beltway around Ghent. Follow it into the direction of Eeklo. Turn right at the fourth traffic lights. Keep continuing and you will see the Bijlokesite at your right. There is plenty of parking space in the immediate vicinity.

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By train
Ghent is easy to reach by train from all Belgian and European cities and is only half an hour from Brussels South Station (by ‘IC’ Inter City or ‘IR’ InterRegio train). The main station in Ghent is Gent-Sint-Pieters Station, about 15 minutes’ walk from the Bijlokesite.

Tram and bus
From Gent-Sint-Pieters Station : tram 1 (stop Charles De Kerckhovelaan), trams 21 and 22 (stop Bijlokehof), tram 4 (stop Bijlokehof) and bus 6 (stop Jozef Kluyskensstraat). You can request a free network map at the Lijnwinkel, located at the main bus terminals: near Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station and at Gent-Zuid (Ghent South). This network map is also available at the information desk in the Tourist Centre.

* One ticket : 1.20 euro
* Daypass : 5 euro
* 3 days-pass : 10 euro
* 5 days-pass : 15 euro

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