Conference location


The Conference will take place at the Oud Sint-Jan (Old St. John) Site in Bruges, 3-6 June 2019. See:

The Old St. John Site is located in the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. During the Middle Ages, Bruges was an international trading centre of high renown and enjoyed a golden period of unparalleled economic prosperity. Today, its UNESCO World Heritage city centre can boast a fine array of well-preserved historic buildings and squares. It is also a vibrant shopping centre and a place where culture in all its forms blossoms and flourishes.

Bruges can be easily reached by car, train or plane.  Arriving by train from most European cities, there is one transfer needed at Brussels Midi/Zuid station. Multiple direct daily connections are available from Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp and from any other Belgian city to Bruges. By plane Bruges can be reached via Brussels airport through daily flights from 200 destinations in 66 countries. Easy access is obtained from Brussels Airport to Bruges by direct train connection. Travel time from Brussels airport to Bruges is 1h29.


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