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Hotels and Transport

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Hotels

We have reserved several rooms in hotels near the congress venue. Of course, you are free to find your own hotel room in and around Antwerp. Check out the available hotels below.

Transport

By airplane

Are you travelling by plane to Belgium? Antwerp has an excellent connection with Brussels International Airport, where flights from more than 170 international destinations arrive. Get on the train in Brussels Airport and a mere 40 minutes later you’ll arrive in Antwerp’s Central Station.

Connections to other airports

Antwerp als has an airport: Antwerp Airport is only 4 km away from the city centre. This small and comfortable airport has connections with various European and North African destinations.

Antwerp is also easy to reach from airports in neighbouring countries: Eindhoven (90 km), Rotterdam (110 km), Brussels South Charleroi Airport (115 km), Amsterdam (160 km) and Düsseldorf (190 km).

By train

The congress venue is located right next to Antwerp Central Station, just a quick train ride from Brussels International Airport.

There are direct train connections between a number of European capitals and Antwerp’s city centre:

  • Brussels (Brussel-South and Brussels Airport)

  • Paris (Gare du Nord and Charles de Gaulle)

  • Amsterdam (Amsterdam Central and Schiphol)

  • From Germany there are direct connections with Deutsche Bahn.

  • Eurostar offers a connection to St. Pancras in London via Brussels.

Arriving in Antwerp’s Central Station is quite the experience. According to a number of lists, it’s one of the most beautiful train stations in the world. It’s located in the city centre, close to hotels and attractions.

By car or bus

Various bus operators, like Eurolines and Flixbus, offer international connections between a number of European cities and Antwerp. Are you coming to Antwerp with your own bus? Find free parking space on d’Herbouvillekaai in the southern part of town. In the city centre you can make use of the hop-on hop-off facilities at Plantinkaai.

Of course you can also drive your car to Antwerp. Please note that Antwerp’s city centre is a low-emission zone. Register your car beforehand and find out whether you can enter the zone or not. In any case, it is recommended to make use of the park-and-ride facilities on the edge of town and to travel to Antwerp by public transport.

Several car parks are available within walking distance of the congress venue and the Central Station.

Not sure about the best way to get to Antwerp? Check the route planner of Smart Ways to Antwerp for all accessibility information and smart alternatives for reaching the city.