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Bus from Tours, France to Ghent on Thursday
If you made a reservation to take the bus from Tours France to Ghent Belgium, please check the passenger list (here) and make sure your name is included. If you made a reservation and your name is not on the list or the number of seats reserved is not correct, please contact Peter.Daels@UGent.be immediately. Please verify that the hotel associated to your name is the hotel you are planning on staying while in Ghent.
The bus will depart at 14:00 (2:00 PM) promptly from the ICAR Vinci Conference Center in Tours to Gent on Thursday June 30th. Look for a bus from SELECTA CARS - your local contacts will be Osvaldo Bogado +32 497177718 and Jean-Francois Bruyas +33 671401042 or any of the people marked in bold red on the list.
There will be no food or drinks served on the bus. This is a 6 hour ride, so come prepared.
Airport Shuttle - Arrival and Departure
If you made reservations for airport transportation from Brussels Airport to Ghent, please check the ARRIVAL Shuttle List (here). Make sure your name is included and that your arrival date and time are correct. If you made a reservation and your name is not on the list, please contact Peter.Daels@UGent.be immediately.
Once you have recovered your luggage exit into the Arrivals Hall, and go to the Java Coffee bar (as you exit, on the right hand side) and look for one of our people with an ISEET sign. They will assign you to your shuttle. Your contacts are Cipriana Daels (+32 484 98 15 50) and Charlotte Edwards (+32 479 93 10 04).
If you made reservations for airport transportation from Ghent to Brussels Airport, please check the DEPARTURE Shuttle List (here). Make sure your name is included and that your arrival time is correct. If you made a reservation and your name is not on the list, please contact Peter.Daels@UGent.be immediately.
Social Program on Friday
Guided Tour on Friday: For people interested in visiting Ghent on Friday, we have organized a walking tour of the historical sites in the morning with a professional guide (approx. 1-1/2 hours). You will meet in front of the St. Baafs Cathedral at 10 AM. The tour will be followed by lunch at noon on the Graslei, and thereafter a boat ride of the canals in Ghent after lunch (abour 45 min.). In the afternoon, a 1 hour guided tour of the Belfry or St. Baafs Cathedral under the expert guidance of a professional guide. You do not need to pay for the guide, just your entry tickets for the boat ride and the Belfry or St. Baafs Cathedral. You may choose to do all activities or choose the ones you prefer. The program is foreseen to end between 4 and 5 PM to give you plenty of time to make it to registration starting at 5 PM at the St. Augustijnenklooster. Please register your interest here.
Gent by Boat
An enthralling tour along the waterways of the medieval center of Ghent admiring its monuments (45-50 minutes). Highly recommended if you would like to explore and discover the city of Ghent. Guide on board. More info.
Sint Baafs Cathedral and the Mystic Lamb - more info.
Belfry in Ghent - more info.
Gravensteen Castle (12-13th Century) - more info.
Reception and Gala Dinner on Friday night. Please make sure your name is on the list.
Social Program on Saturday
Visit to Brussels on Saturday (Full day)
You will be accompanied by Cipriana Daels who speaks Dutch, French, English and Spanish fluently. It will be her pleasure to be your guide for the day and to help you explore the most beautiful places in Brussels.
The day will start at 8:15 AM on the Korenmarkt (which you will discover on Friday and is at less than 5 min walking from your hotel). We will board the tram and go to the train station Gent St. Pieters. At 9:24 AM the train leaves for Brussels where we will arrive at 9:54 AM.
In the morning, we will visit the “Grote Markt” or “Grand Place” and the “Manneken Pis” and walk to the De Beurs and De Munt. We will have lunch and then walk to the Royal Palace and Kunstbert (Mont des Arts) where we have a choice between the “Bozar” museum or the Rene Magritte museum, both among the most interesting museums in Belgium. The Musé des Beaux Arts, in short “The Bozar”, offers an incredible overview of art across the centuries and the museum René Magritte has a more Belgian taste with works from the famous painter René Magritte: musee-magritte-museum
We plan to be back in Ghent around 6-7 PM. The price for tram, train, and museum tickets will be approximately 30€.
Please register your interest here.
Parking in Ghent
If you are traveling by car, you can park at the St. Lucas campus a few minutes away from the venue of the ISEET Symposium. Download the maps. Please let us know you are coming by car so we can notify the parking attendants to expect you.
Gala Dinner on Friday Evening
A gala is typically a formal affair held for special events. The dress code for the Gala Dinner is Cocktail Dress for women (thus not a formal long dress, just elegant and dressy!) and for men, a jacket or blazer and if possible a tie.
Please take a look at the guest list and verify that your name is included. If you are accompanied by a guest, check the number of reservations associated to your name. If your name is not on the list, please contact Peter.Daels@UGent.be immediately.
Workshops on Saturday Evening
There will be two workshops on Saturday evening, one on traditional ET and one on in-vitro embryo production. We are still working on it, however, we hope to be able to make video recordings of both workshops and make them available (YouTube?) to all ISEET participants.
Dinner on Saturday Evening before the Workshops
We have made reservations in several selected restaurants for dinner between the afternoon sessions and the workshops on Saturday night. All the restaurants are within walking distance and less than 5 minutes from the St. Augustijnenklooster. Below we have listed the restaurants and some suggestions from their menus. On Saturday morning you will have the possibility to add your name to the reservation list of the restaurant of your choice. The restaurants are the following:
- Godot Restaurant (25 places) - Hooiaard 8, 9000 Ghent
- Grilled Tuna Steak 20€
- Grilled Chateaubriand 20€
- Linguine Bolognaise 9.90€
- Linguine Carbonara 12€
- Linguine Vongole 16€
- Asparagus a la Flamande €20
- De Graslei Restaurant
(35 places) - Graslei 7 - 9000 Ghent
Menu 1 (32€):
Menu 2 (32€):
- Beef carpaccio or diabolo prawns (4 pc.)
- Westmalle double dark beer beef stew with salad and Flemish Fries
- Dessert of your choice
- Mussels in garlic butter or cheese croquettes
- Ghent Waterzooi chicken stew with fresh sliced vegetables and potatoes
- Dessert of your choice
- De Witte Leeuw Restaurant
(30 places) - Graslei 6, 9000 Ghent
- Beef carpaccio
- Pork tenderloin with roasted chicory and filled potatoes
- Tiramisu or coffee
- Duo of smoked salmon and halibut
- Victoria Perch with a white wine sauce and puree of pesto
- Homemade chocolate mousse or coffee
- Aperitif of the house and starter
- Quiche royal with smoked salmon
- Smoked ham with exotic fruit
- Duck breast with garniture of hot fruit and croquettes
- Chocolate mousse and coffee
- De Kuip Van Gent Restaurant
(30 places) - Korenmarkt 32, 9000 Ghent
- Spaghetti 11.50€
- Lasagne ricotta spinach 12.50€
- Goat cheese salad 16€
- Mixed salad 9€
- Soup of the day 4.50€
- Lasagne 11.50€
- Steak nature 18€
- Filet pure 23€
- Salmon with Bearnaise sauce 15€
- Salad with chicken 13€
- Salad with shrimp (8 pieces) 16.50€
- Pampas Restaurant
(30 places) - Burgstraat 1, 9000 Ghent
The Original Pampas Menu starts with delicious assorted tapas accompanied by warm garlic bread from our charcoal grill; Rodizio Meat & Fish A wide choice of meat and fish, as much as you can eat. Each kind of meat and fish is prepared with its own special marinade or herb mixture. Grilled slowly over charcoal, it is then brought to your table and served. All you can eat! Pampas grill sausage, Scampi, Butterfish with marjoram, Leg of lamb in a garlic and mint marinade, Roast pork in a honey and mustard marinade, Fillet of salmon grilled on its skin, Picanha (beef) with coarse sea salt and black pepper, Rib-eye (beef) with a mixed herb rub, Chicken filet with onions and gyros herbs, Maminha of grain-fed Uruguayan beef; 28.90€
- Pampas Fish Menu: starts with delicious assorted tapas accompanied by warm garlic bread from our charcoal grill. Fish, scampi and prawn kebab, grilled over our rodizio charcoal grill, also all you can eat. Sauces, side dishes and snacks. 29.90€.
- Vegetarian menu for 17.50€
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