Practical Information

Conference Venue

College of Europe 
Verversdijk 16
Building A
BE-8000 Bruges

How to get to the College of Europe, campus extension Verversdijk

by plane
Arriving by plane at Zaventem National Airport you may either take the Airport Express train to Brussels (which stops at the three main train stations: North, Central and Midi/South) and change for a train to Bruges, or catch one of the direct trains from the Airport to Bruges. Please consult

by public transport
From any of the 3 Brussels stations (North, Central and Midi/South) take a train in direction of Oostende or Knokke/Blankenberge. It takes approximately 1 hour to get to Bruges.

The most convenient way to get to the College of Europe (campus Verversdijk16) from the Bruges station is by taxi. Alternatively, you can take buses no. 4 or 14 to “Koningsbrug” which is the closest bus stop.

by car

  • E 40 from Brussels
  • Exit 7 Bruges, direction railway station
  • The railway station is on your right
  • You are now on the ring of Bruges - follow the direction Katelijnepoort
  • Over the bridge, take a left at the traffic lights and enter Bruges via the Katelijnepoort
  • Follow the Katelijnestraat until you see the O.L.V. church; at this point the road splits up in three - you are to take the right turning. Now you are in Dijver
  • Continue this street to the very end and then turn left (Langestraat)
  • Take the third street on the right, you are now in Boomgaardstraat
  • Approximately 300 meters on your right, at N° 7, make a sharp turn right towards the gate of the College building Verversdijk. Parking space on the College site is very limited. Should you require a parking lot, please let us now well in advance. 


Accommodation in Bruges

Conference participants who wish to stay in Bruges overnight, should consult

Contact us

College of Europe
Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies
Dijver 11
BE-8000 Bruges
Tel. +32 50 477 251
Fax +32 50 477 250
sabine.dekeyser [at]

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