EPOCA 2011 meeting logistics
What do we do? - Meetings



1- Meeting venue:

The Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium (RASAB)
Academy Palace - Hertogsstraat/Rue Ducale 1 - 1000 Brussel
tel.: +32 (0)2 550.23.23
fax: +32 (0)2 550.23.25
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2- How to get there:

All this information is available on the EPOCA web site.

See Google map for locations of the conference center, bus, metro and train stations.



- By train (EPOCA participants are encouraged to choose public transportation whenever possible):

a) From Brussels Midi (Eurostar stop): take metro number 2 or 6 towards SIMONIS (ELISABETH). Get off at the stop TRONE (TROON). The travel takes 6 min. You will need to walk to 1 Rue Decale (5 min). See maps below and http://www.stib.be/index.htm?l=en.

b) From Brussels central train station, take metro number 1 towards STOCKEL or 5 towards HERRMANN-DEBROUX. Get off at the stop ARTS-LOI (KUNST-WET). You will need to walk to 1 Rue Decale (5 min). Alternatively take bus 71 towards DELTA (get off at DUCALE).

c) From Schuman: take metro number 1 towards GARE DE l'EST (WESTSTATION) or 5 towards ERASME (ERASMUS). Get off at the stop ARTS-LOI (KUNST-WET) and change for TRÔNE. You will need to walk to 1 Rue Decale (5 min).

d) From Gare du Luxembourg take bus 27 towards GARE DU MIDI, get off at DUCALE. Or walk (10 min).


- By bus: Closest bus stops are called TROON/TRÔNE (lines 21, 27, 34, 38, 54, 64, 80, 95) and DUCALE (lines 21, 27, 71, 95, N11), see http://www.stib.be/index.htm?l=en.

- By air, from Brussels International Airport (BRU):

Bus
MIVB/STIB
The Airport Line is an 30-minute express service between Brussels Airport and the European quarter, at a stone's throw from the uptown shops.
From Monday to Friday 8 pm the Airport Line carries the number 12 and serves the major stops.
On weekdays after 8 pm, on Saturday, Sunday and holidays the Airport Line carries the number 21 and serves all stops.

Fares:
For 1 journey (purchased outside vehicle) : € 3.00
For 1 journey (purchased inside vehicle) : € 5.00
10-journey ticket: € 21.00

All MIVB/STIB buses depart from platform C.

You can purchase a ticket before boarding the bus from the GO vending machine located on platform C.

Tel. 32 70 23 20 00 (more information see: http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/parking_transport/to-and-from/bus)

The airport bus line 12 goes directly from the airport to the terminus at "Place du Luxembourg", 10 mins walk from our offices. You can also take bus 27 towards GARE DU MIDI and get off at DUCALE.

Train

The airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level-1). Up to 4 trains an hour connect the airport to Brussels North, Brussels Central and Brussels Midi stations.

More information: http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/parking_transport/to-and-from/train

Taxi:
The fare from the airport to the city centre of Brussels is normally around € 45. Licensed taxis can be recognized by the blue and yellow emblem.

 

3- Lunches and dinners

Participants will be on their own for lunches and dinners (except on 10th May, when a conference dinner will be organized).

Several snacks are available nearby at the Académie.

 

4- Accommodation

Hotel list provided by Lei Chou (pdf)

Nearby hotels (we advise you to also check internet sites such as "booking.com" and "hotels.com" to find a hotel):

 

City Centre

NH GRAND PLACE ARENBERG****
Rue d’Assaut 15
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 501 16 16
Fax: +32 2 501 18 18
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http://www.nh-hotels.com

NH ATLANTA BRUSSELS
7 Boulevard Adolphe Max
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 217 01 20
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http://www.nh-hotels.com

JOLLY HOTEL
Rue Bodenbroek 2/4
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 518 11 00
Fax: +32 2 512 67 66
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SCANDIC GRAND PLACE BRUSSELS*****
Rue d’Arenberg 18                   
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 548 18 11
Fax: +32 2 548 18 20
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http://www.scandichotels.com/en/Hotels/Countries/Belgium/Brussels/Hotels/Scandic-Grand-Place/

ASTRID CENTRE HOTEL BRUSSELS***
Place du Samedi 11
B-1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 219 31 19
Fax: +32 2 219 31 70
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http://www.astridhotel.be/index-en.html

NOVOTEL BRUSSELS CENTRE–TOUR NOUR ***
Rue de la Vierge Noire 32
B-1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 505 50 50
Fax: +32 2 505 50 00
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TULIP INN BRUSSELS BOULEVARD***
Avenue de Boulevard 17
B-1210 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 205 15 1
Fax: +32 2 201 15 1
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IBIS HOTEL
Rue du Marché aux Herbes 100
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32-2-5144040
Fax: +32-2-5145067

ARIS HOTEL
78-80 rue Marché aux Herbes
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 514 43 00
Fax: +32 2 514 01 19
http://www.arishotel.be

BEST WESTERN CITY CENTRE
Square Victoria Regine 9
1210 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 219 06 61 
Fax: +32 2 219 38 82
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http://www.citycentre.be

Residence Marie-Therese
Maria Theresiastraat 53
B -1210 Brussels
Tel: +32 479 41 94 48


European District

HOTEL LEOPOLD****
Rue du Luxembourg 35
1050 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 511 18 28
Fax: +32 2 514 19 39
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http://www.hotel-leopold.be

EUROVILLAGE****
Bd. Charlemagne 80
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 235 17 19
Fax: +32 2 230 56 35
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CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL BRUSSELS-EUROPA
Rue de la Loi 07
1040, Brussels
Tel: +32 2 230 13 33
Fax: +32 2 230 03 26

HOTEL MONTGOMERY
Avenue de Tervueren 134
1150 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 741 85 11
Fax: +32 2 741 85 00
http://www.montgomery.be


Louise District

HOTEL CHAMBORD
Rue de Namur 82
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 548 99 10
Fax: +32 2 514 08 47
http://www.hotel-chambord.be

BRISTOL STEPHANIE*****
Avenue Louise 91-93
1050 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 543 33 11
Fax: +32 2 539 40 39
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LE CHATELAIN*****
Rue du Châtelain 17
Brussels
Tel: +32 2 646 00 55
Fax: +32 2 646 00 88
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