Paediatric EMG 2017


Thagaste Monastery "Augustijnenklooster"
Academiestraat 1
9000 Ghent


How to get there?

By plane:
Ghent is only 45 minutes from the international airport of Zaventem 'Brussel Airport', where flights arrive from and depart to more than 70 destinations. Brussels airport is a major European airport and has plenty of connections. It has direct highway and train access to Ghent.
The airport is connected to the 3 railway stations in Brussels (South or Midi, Central and North Stations) by 3 direct trains per hour. Train tickets can be purchased at the airport (level -2). There are several connections to Ghent. So, if there are no direct trains from the airport to Ghent: first, take a train to Brussels South, Central or North, and change for a train to Ghent.
For further details and timetables, visit (Belgian Railways) and (Brussels airport). 

Brussels South/Charleroi airport is located in the south of Belgium and is 70 minutes from Ghent. There are more than 20 bus connections from the airport to the capital every day. From there frequent train connections to Ghent are available. There are also bus connections from the airport to Charleroi-Sud railway station. Trains for Ghent can also be boarded there. A ticket that combines the bus and train services can be purchased at the Airport Ticket Desk. More information about the bus is available here

By train
Ghent is easy to reach by train from all Belgian and European cities and is only half an hour from Brussels South Station (by 'IC' Inter City or 'IR' InterRegio train)Here the Eurostar and Thalys high-speed trains can rush you from Paris or London in 1½ hours and from Amsterdam or Cologne in 2½ hours.

Visitors arriving in Ghent by train at the Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station can browse information at a digital 3D information point. From Gent-Sint-Pieters there are 2 lines that stop close to the monastery:

Tram line no. 1 (10 or 11) direction Evergem-Flanders Expo will take you directly to the city centre, stop 'Gravensteen' (only a 2-minute walk to the monastery)
Tram line no. 4, direction Gentbrugge-Zwijnaarde, stop Lange Steenstraat

Note: In Belgium there is a reduction on train tickets for the elderly (65+). These reductions are valid for travelling after 09.00 am on Monday through Friday, there are no time restrictions for travelling during the weekend.

By car:
Ghent is located on the intersection of two major European motorways: the E17 connects Northern Europe to the South, and the E40 runs from the North Sea right across to Eastern Europe.
From the E17 you take the ‘Gent Centrum’ turnoff. On the E40, from the motorway intersection in Zwijnaarde you first follow ‘Antwerpen’ (E17) and then take the ‘Gent Centrum’ turnoff. 

Attention, Ghent has a new mobility plan. If you come by car, you need to follow the R40 and take the Tolhuislaan to get to the venue. If you take another street, you will not be able to get to the venue.

These are the possible car parks:
New: Parking AZ St. Lucas: 3 minutes’ walk to the monastery (map)
Parking Ramen: 6 minutes’ walk to the monastery
Parking Vrijdagsmarkt: 10 minutes’ walk to the monastery