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2022-03-02

Venue/ Travel Info

The EMLC 2022 Conference will take place in the University Halls of the University of Leuven.
This venue can easily be reached by public and private transport.

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
University of Leuven, University Halls
Naamsestraat 22, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

About Leuven
The attractive historical centre of Leuven is traffic-free. The rest of the city centre is subdivided into 5 districts. In each district a loop directs traffic from the ring road to a city centre parking garage and back to the ring road.
The city of Leuven is located in the Dutch-speaking northern part of Belgium, approximately 25 kilometers east of Brussels. Leuven is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in Belgium and has nearly 97.000 inhabitants.
More information about the city and the places you must see when you visit Leuven, can be found here.

The University

Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V, KU Leuven bears the double honour of being the oldest extant Catholic university in the world and the oldest university in the Low Countries. Today, it is Belgium's largest university. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of international master’s programs, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. The university also offers degree programs at campuses in 11 Belgian cities, including Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp. 

Travel information

Brussels Airport (28 km from Leuven)
Leuven is located approximately 15 minutes' drive from the Belgian National Airport of Zaventem. The airport has its own train station (Brussels National Airport), with direct trains to Leuven. The station is underneath the airport and is easy to reach via lifts and escalators in the arrivals hall. Several car hire companies also operate from Brussels Airport.
www.brusselsairport.be
www.belgianrail.be

Brussels South Charleroi Airport (90 km from Leuven)
Brussels Charleroi South airport is 1 hours' drive from Leuven. If you land here, you can take the bus to Charleroi railway station and take a train from there to Leuven. Several car hire companies also operate from Charleroi Airport.
www.charleroi-airport.com

By train
Leuven is easy to reach by train from all Belgian and European cities. The station is very close to the town centre.
Leuven is a 20 minutes’ train ride from Brussels, 45 minutes from Antwerp, 50 minutes from Liège and 1.5 hours from the Belgian coast.
Your train journey from Leuven to Brussels South Station takes just half an hour. If you take the Eurostar or the Thalys you can be in Paris in 1.5 hours and in London, Amsterdam or Cologne in 2.5 hours.
www.belgianrail.be

By car
Leuven is located at the junction of two important motorways: the E40 and the E314. The 'P' signposts will guide you to the different car parks.
Car parks in Leuven

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