Travel and accommodation

Monolingual histories – Multilingual practices
Issues in historical language contact

Taal & Tongval 2017 Colloquium

Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde, Gent
1 December 2017

How to get to Ghent?

Nearest airports

Brussels Airport (Zaventem)
train connection to Gent Sint Pieters Station
one train per hour, ± 55 minute journey

Brussels South Charleroi 
Brussels City Shuttle coach service to Brussel Zuid / Bruxelles Midi Station
followed by train onwards to Ghent (frequent trains, ± 30 minutes)

Getting around in Ghent

From Gent Sint Pieters Station to the city center and conference venue:
a half-hour walk (directions)
or take tram 1 towards the center 
and get off at Gent Korenmarkt (6 stops)
(Bus and Trams - De Lijn - routes via Google Maps)

Information on and list of taxis in Ghent

Bicycle rental
Ghent is a great city for bikes, and offers plenty of bicycle rental opportunities.

Tourist must sees


For a full overview of hotels in Ghent:

Bed and breakfasts

Ghent boasts many excellent B&B's, which offer good quality for a fair price. For an overview: