Leuven is situated at the very heart of Europe, only 30 minutes by train from Brussels Midi. Brussels Airport has its own train station (Brussels National Airport Zaventem) with direct trains to Leuven, all details can be found here.


KU Leuven is an institution for research and education with international appeal, recognised as the most innovative university in Europe. All programmes at this University are based on the innovative research of its scientists and professors.


How to get to Leuven?

If you are flying to Brussels your plane will touch down in Brussels International Airport Zaventem. From there you can take a train (every 30 minutes) to Leuven station.

  • train ticket from Brussels Airport to Leuven is EUR 9,50 (single ticket, to buy on the day)
  • taxi from Brussels Airport to Leuven is around EUR 80

If you are flying to Brussels South Charleroi Airport you should take a shuttle bus from the airport to Brussels Midi (EUR 17 for a one-way ticket). You continue your journey by train to Leuven (see above). You could take a taxi as well.

Upon arrival at Leuven train station you can:

  • take a taxi  (appr. EUR 10)
  • bus number 1 or 2 (ask the driver to stop at the church called ‘Sint-Michielskerk’)
  • walk to the venue, it will take you about 15-20 min. from the railway station: watch the video!

About the city of Leuven

Please find more information about de city of Leuven and getting around Leuven here

Discover Leuven: Tourist guide Leuven and Visit Leuven  



Oude Markt 13, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

Tel: +32 16 32 40 10



About Conference Venue

The conference will be organised in the (MTC). This venue is conveniently located in the city centre of Leuven. The main entrance of the MTC is the Sint-Michielsstraat 6. 


Michielsstraat 6
3000 Leuven

Information with regards to the accessibility of the MTC can be found here. The venue can be easily reached by foot. In the vicinity of the MTC one can find multiple hotels, restaurants, shops and caf├ęs.


Staying over

General overview

Please note that participants have to make their own hotel reservations.  Since conference discounts are often higher than online prices, we suggest you book online and check with the hotel as well.