Directions to Technology and Food Science Unit

Research units 'Agricultural Engineering' and 'Product Quality and Innovation' up

Burgemeester Van Gansberghelaan 115 box 1
9820 Merelbeke
Tel: +32 9 272 28 00

Map Burgemeester Van Gansberghelaan Merelbeke

Interactive map Burgemeester Van Gansberghelaan Merelbeke

By public transport

The nearest large railway station is Gent-Sint-Pieters. In front of the railway station, take bus 49 “Gent-Herzele-Geraardsbergen” to Lemberge (a small village with only one stop; about 25 minutes on the bus). Turn left onto Burgemeester Van Gansberghelaan, in the direction of Melle. ILVO's Van Gansberghelaan buildings are located 350 meters from the bus stop.

By car

Via the E40 from Brussels: leave the motorway at exit 16 (Merelbeke). Follow the signs for “Faculteit Diergeneeskunde” (Faculty of Veterinary Science). Take the bridge over the E40 motorway. At the first roundabout (the entrance of the Faculteit Diergeneeskunde) drive ahead along the Salisburylaan and then take the first left to Lemberge. Look for the church on your left, and then take the first left toward Gontrode. You are now on the Burgemeester Van Gansberghelaan. Each building is clearly marked with an ILVO sign.

Via the E40 from Ghent: or as an alternative route from Brussels, leave the E40 motorway at exit 16 (Merelbeke). At the first roundabout (the entrance of the Faculteit Diergeneeskunde) drive ahead along the Salisburylaan and then take the first left to Lemberge. Look for the church on your left, and then take the first left toward Gontrode. You are now on the Burgemeester Van Gansberghelaan. Each building is clearly marked with an ILVO sign.

From the E17: follow signs for the R4 at the Destelbergen exit. Take the R4 in the direction direction Wetteren / E40 Brussel. Take the E40 motorway, direction Brussels. Leave the E40 motorway at exit 16 (Merelbeke). At the first roundabout (the entrance of the Faculteit Diergeneeskunde) drive ahead along the Salisburylaan and then take the first left to Lemberge. Look for the church on your left, and then take the first left toward Gontrode. You are now on the Burgemeester Van Gansberghelaan. Each building is clearly marked with an ILVO sign.

Research units 'Food Safety' and 'Product Quality and Innovation' up

Brusselsesteenweg 370
9090 Melle
Tel: +32 9 272 30 00

Map Brusselsesteenweg Melle

Interactive map Brusselsesteenweg Melle

By public transport

Melle's railway station is the most convenient one to use. It has good connections from Brussels or Gent-Sint-Pieters. The Technology and Food Sciences site on the Brusselsesteenweg is 1.8 km from the Melle railway station on the Brusselsesteenweg (N9), direction Aalst. In front of the railway station, turn left to get to the Brusselsesteenweg (N9). At the traffic lights, turn right in the direction of Aalst. The site is clearly marked with an ILVO sign.

A closer railway stop is the Kwatrecht station. The Technology and Food Sciences site on the Brusselsesteenweg in Melle is 700 m. from the railway station. On leaving the station, turn left onto the Brusselsesteenweg (N9) in the direction of Ghent. The site is clearly marked with an ILVO sign.

By car

Coming from Brussels on the E40, leave the motorway at exit 17 (Wetteren). At the roundabout, follow the road sign to Wetteren on the N42. Turn left at the traffic lights to Gent on the N9 (Brusselsesteenweg). Follow that road for about 2 km. The Technology and Food Science site is on your left. The site is clearly marked with an ILVO sign.

From Ghent on the E40, or as an alternative route when coming from Brussels, leave the E40 motorway at exit 17 (Wetteren). At the roundabout, follow the road sign to Wetteren on the N42. At the traffic lights, turn left toward Ghent on the N9 (Brusselsesteenweg). Follow that road for about 2 km and you will see the Technology and Food Science site on your left. The site is clearly marked with an ILVO sign.

From the E17, follow signs for the R4 ring road at the Destelbergen exit. Take the R4 in the direction direction Wetteren / E40 Brussel. Take the E40 motorway, direction Brussels. Leave the E40 motorway at exit 17 (Wetteren). At the roundabout, follow signs for Wetteren on the N42. At the traffic lights, turn left toward Ghent on the N9 (Brusselsesteenweg). Follow that road for about 2 km and you will see the Technology and Food Science site on your left. The site is clearly marked with an ILVO sign.