and the ontology of symmetries in physics
3-4 Jul 2017 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

Practical informations

General

• Note that many names of places and institutions in Belgium, particularly in Brussels, have a French and a Dutch version.

• Note also that sometimes French and Dutch versions of the same name refer to different institutions.

 

Travel

To Brussels:

• By plane:

> The main ariport is Brussels Airport in Zaventem. There is also a low cost Brussels South Charleroi Airport.

> From Brussels Airport, you can take a bus (Airport line 12 or 21) to arrive to Brussels. From either airport, you can also take a train (airport connections).

• By train or bus:

> Use Thalys trains, Izy trains or OUIbus to arrive from France, Thalys trains to arrive from the Netherlands, Thalys or ICE trains to arrive from Germany, and Eurostar trains to arrive from the UK.

> A useful website is SNCB/NMBS-Europe.

To Louvain-la-Neuve:

• By train:

> Use suburban trains (line S8) to go from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve - Université directly (last stop). Use fast IC trains (line 161) to go from Brussels, Namur or Luxembourg to Ottignies and change there to Louvain-la-Neuve - Université (1 stop from Ottignies). Do not go to Louvain / Leuven which is a different city. See SNCB/NMBS route planner and timetables.

• By bus:

> Use express bus lines to arrive to Louvain-la-Neuve - Gare d'autobus (last stop) from Brussels' Delta metro station (metro line 5 bus line C) or Roodebeek, Vandervelde or Kraainem metro stations (metro line 1 bus line C bis). Note that there are no buses on Saturdays and Sundays. See TEC website.

 

Accommodation

In Brussels:

• There are plenty of hotels and other types of accommodation in Brussels. You may like the neighbourhoods of Brussels-Central, Louise and Merode. Avoid the district of Brussels-Nord. Note that Schuman is closed during summits.

• For transport within Brussels (metro, premetro, tram, bus) see STIB/MIVB website.

In Louvain-la-Neuve:

• There is an Ibis Styles hotel in Louvain-la-Neuve. Rooms may run out fast so booking should be made in advance.

• Some university rooms may be available, few minutes from both the train and bus stations and the conference venue. Contact the organisers for help with reservation if interested.

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