Organised by

Institute for agricultural and fisheries research

VLIZ

KBIN

Marine Biology - Ghent University

Conference venue

The conference venue will be the hotel Royal Astrid.

Wellingtonstraat 15
8400 Ostend
Belgium

The conference dinner will be held at the restaurant Périgord at the hotel Thermae Palace.

Koningin Astridlaan 7
8400 Oostende

How to reach Ostend?

By air

From Ostend Airport (http://www.ost.aero/) you can take a bus “De Lijn” (http://www.delijn.be/en/index.htm) to the centre of Ostend (Direction Ostend station, stop “Petit Paris” which is at walking distance from the venue). At the airport entrance taxi’s should be available as well.

From Brussels International Airport (www.brusselsairport.be/en/) you can take a train to Ostend. Ostend is about 2 hours from the international airport of Zaventem 'Brussel Airport', where flights arrive from and depart to more than 70 destinations. On the lowest level you will find the airport’s own railway station, Brussel-Nationaal-Luchthaven, accessible by lift and escalator from the arrivals hall. There are several connections to Ostend (www.b-rail.be/main/E/). Upon arrival at the Ostend Railway station you can take the coastal tram (http://www.delijn.be/dekusttram/en/index.htm) to the hotel Royal Astrid (Stop “Koninginnelaan”)

By train

Ostend is easy to reach by train from all Belgian and European cities (www.b-rail.be/main/E/).
Upon arrival at the Ostend Railway station you can take the coastal tram (http://www.delijn.be/dekusttram/en/index.htm) to the hotel Royal Astrid (Stop “Koninginnelaan”)

By car

Directions from Calais:
Follow the E40 till Jabbeke and switch there to Oostende. At Ostend the E40 exits onto a roundabout. Take the second exit at the roundabout onto the “Verenigde-Natieslaan” (N340). Follow this road until you reach the first roundabout. Take the third exit onto the “Leopold II-laan” and follow it till the traffic lights, there you turn left to the “Alfons Pieterslaan”. Take the first street at your right after the traffic lights, the “Koninginnelaan”. The Venue is at your right sight at the end of the street.

Directions from Brussels:
Drive onto the E40 which connects Brussels directly with Ostend. At Oostende the E40 exits onto a roundabout. Take the second exit at the roundabout onto the “Verenigde-Natieslaan” (N340). Follow this road until you reach the first roundabout. Take the third exit onto the “Leopold II-laan” and follow it till the traffic lights, there you turn left to the “Alfons Pieterslaan”. Take the first street at your right after the traffic lights, the “Koninginnelaan”. The Venue is at your right sight at the end of the street.

Directions from Antwerp:
Follow the E17 till Ghent (Gent) and then make the switch onto the E40 for Ostend (Oostende). At Oostende the E40 exits onto a roundabout. Take the second exit at the roundabout onto the “Verenigde-Natieslaan” (N340). Follow this road until you reach the first roundabout. Take the third exit onto the “Leopold II-laan” and follow it till the traffic lights, there you turn left to the “Alfons Pieterslaan”. Take the first street at your right after the traffic lights, the “Koninginnelaan”. The Venue is at your right sight at the end of the street.

Where to park?

Private parking is possible at the Royal Astrid Hotel (reservation is needed)
and costs € 16 per day
For more detailed information on car parks is Ostend, please visit:
http://www.vincipark.be/en/index.php/cities_belgium/Oostende
Closest parking: "Parking Koninginnelaan"
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