We've done Antwerp 2 years in a row, and thought it was time for a change.
The Faculty Club in Leuven, Belgium is the place to be:
Groot Begijnhof 14
Phone: + 32(0) 16 32 95 00
There is a hotel next door (50m walk):
Begijnhof Congres Hotel
Phone: + 32(0) 16 29 10 10
Fax: + 32(0) 16 29 10 22
Unfortunately the hotel is already full for Wednesday evening.
All rooms we had reserved for us are taken. For the other days they still have a few rooms left. No guarantees!
If you want to book the hotel at a better rate, email the hotel directly. Use reference 'G61216 – BLUG' for a better deal, or use the form we provided.
Do NOT use their website to register! Send your email directly to info@bchotel, and provide as much info as you can, or use our form.
Read this first: A special form is available now.This form will generate an email, that is sent directly to the hotel (cc to you). BLUG created this form, only to facilitate an easier room reservation.
Any further communication with the hotel needs to be done by you directly. BLUG takes no responsibility whatsoever.
Note that rooms are 145 (single) or 170 EUR (double). These rates are per room, per night; breakfast buffet, VAT, City tax and high-speed Wi-Fi included.
Normal rates are 278 and 299 respectively.
There are plenty of other hotels or B&B in Leuven.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Speakers: let us know in which hotel you stay!
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D is the original hotel, next to the venue!
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: Faculty Club (and the adjacent hotel) are situated along the ring road of Leuven, just off the E40/E314 - only a 15-minute drive from the airport by train or car - 20 minutes from Brussels.
There is ample parking space at the hotel (for guests only). We've made arrangements with the hotel, so parking is included in the room rate.
The venue itself has 250 parking spots. You do need a code to enter the parking lot however. For the week of the event, this parking code is 1177
In the confirmation you will receive a few weeks before the event, this code will be mentioned again.
: It is relatively easy to get to from the Airport of Zaventem (Brussels
Train Airport - Leuven - Luik: exit the train in Leuven. Takes 15 minutes. there is a train every 30 minutes.
From the station to the venue is about 2 km. You can take a bus (nrs. 2 or 600), or a taxi (about 7 EUR).
You can also take a taxi from the airport. This is more expensive of course. Could be up to 70 EUR.
You can book a taxi up front. This will be about 36 EUR: www.taxi2brussels.be
Some people prefer to fly into Amsterdam, as they sometimes offer cheaper flights. From Schiphol, you can take a fast train to Antwerp: www.thalys.com/fr/en/timetables
. It stops at Antwerp Central station. From there you can take a train to Leuven.
: Train to Leuven.
From the station to the venue is about 2 km. You can take a bus (nrs. 2 or 600), or a taxi.
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for the Faculty Club.
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