Venue - Hotel - Travel Information
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - U. Ghent
The scientific sessions will take place in the Auditorium Maximum of the Veterinary Faculty - U. Gent - Faculteit Dierengeneeskunde, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium. For more information and photos of this beautiful site, visit www.UGent.be.
You should book you hotel by contacting the hotel directly or using a booking agency of your choice. Here are some hotels that are in downtown Ghent and closer to the Merelbeke Campus.
Hotels close to Ghent Zuid - Buses leave from Ghent Zuid to Campus every 20 minutes.
Hotel IBIS Ghent Centrum St Baafs Cathedral (5 min. walk) - Only a few rooms left
Hotel NH Ghent Belfort (12 min. walk) - Recommended
Hotel Gravensteen (20 min. walk)
Hotel Novotel Ghent Centrum (13 min. walk) - Recommended
Ghent Marriott Hotel (20 min. walk)
Hotel IBIS Ghent Centrum Opera (10 min. walk)
Hotel Onderbergen (15 min. walk)
Hotel Flandria Centrum (13 min. walk)
Hotels close to the Campus in Merelbeke - Car needed to travel between hotel and Campus.
Campanile Hotel Ghent
Holiday Inn Express Ghent
The meeting will take place on the Veterinary Campus Merelbeke of the University of Ghent, 15 minutes away from the center of the beautiful city of Ghent.
Ghent is one of the most beautiful cities in Belgium (view photos, view a short video). There are many beautiful buildings and museums to visit, the Graslei which is considered the heart of Ghent, plenty of good restaurants, shops and fine hotels and lots of well provided bars where you can taste over 200 different kinds of regional beers. The perfect place to relax after two days of intense learning at the ESER Symposium. For more information, take a look at these images.
Traveling by car: Ghent has several large underground parkings where you can leave your car for several days. These parkings are at close proximity to nearby hotels. Check with your hotel, but hotels with customer parking are rare in Ghent.
Traveling by plane: Brussels International (Zaventem) is the main airport. There are trains leaving from the train station situated in the lower level of the airport to Brussels (you will need to then change trains to Ghent St Pieters) or take a direct train to Ghent St Pieter Station. Either way travelling from the airport to Ghent takes between 30-45 min. Some of the low cost airlines also land in Brussels International (Zaventem). The alternate airport is Brussels Charleroi. This is the low cost carrier airport. There are special shuttle bus lines (private carriers) directly from Charleroi airport to Ghent St Pieter Station. The journey will take about 2hrs. For more information see the Useful Links section below.
Traveling by car: Parking at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Ghent is available and it is free. Ghent has several large underground parkings where you can leave your car for several days. These parkings are at close proximity to nearby hotels. Check with your hotel, but hotels with customer parking are rare in Ghent.
Sponsors with a Booth at the Symposium
Information for Sponsors please contact ESER Organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org