From BruCON 2011
take heed! we had to move location. The address of the new location is as follows:
Vrije Universiteit Brussel Pleinlaan 2 1050 Elsene
Don't forget to check out "THE PLAN" for Brucon 2011 -> http://g.co/maps/fkm5y
WARNING: Car Free Sunday in Brussels on 18 September 2011. More details on the City of Brussels information page.
- From France / Luxemburg / Namen: E411
- From UK / Ostend (Oostende) / Brugge / Gent: E40
- From Netherlands / Antwerpen / Mechelen: A12 or E19
- From Germany / Aken / Luik / Leuven: E40
For for detailed directions, please consult Google Maps.
Main access gates are gate 13 on Pleinlaan (near the Aula) or gate 6 on Triomflaan (cross the campus towards the Aula).
A Parking garage is available just adjacent to the mail Aula (entry on the right).
A system of electrical bollards is in use at Campus Etterbeek to limit parking and traffic nuisance. You can print a the bar code to get access from http://mcaf.ee/6w704.
Taxis Bleus: +32 2 349 49 49 - taxi verts
Autolux: +32 2 5 123 123 - taxis autolux
Unitax: + 32 725 25 25 - unitax
Find out Taxi prices on http://www.taxiprices.com/europe/brussels-belgium.html
By Public Transport
The Brussels MIVB has created a 'How to get to' brochure for the VUB. This brochure gives an overview of the different means of public transport in Brussel you can use to reach the campus. You can consult this brochure here.
The train station you should get off at is Etterbeek.
Trains run regularly from the main stations Brussel-Midi(South) Brussel-Centraal (Central) and Brussel-Noord (North). The train trip will take about 20 minutes. Shouldn't be too costly either.
There is a site owned by company that manages the Belgian railroads that we would link to if it weren't for the fact they run a crazy linking policy. The sitename consists of three w's, the word railtime and the extension be, all seperated with a single dot. On the site you can easily plan your train ride.
Here's to hoping the riddle-me-this version of linking doesn't get us in trouble ;-)
Our National Airport is located near Brussels at Zaventem. For more info, check http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/
When you book your airplane tickets make sure you head for Brussels National Airport (Zaventem) and not for the deceptively-named Brussels North or Brussels South, neither of which are even all that close to Brussels (but in Antwerp and Charleroi, respectively.)
From the airport you can take a taxi, bus or train to the center of Brussels or straight to the venue in Etterbeek.
Taxi: They are lined up just outside of the arrival hall of the airport but be careful they're quite costly (~20€ to go to center, up to 40€ if night) and not the best option if you arrive during peak hours.
Bus: The bus station is located on level 0 (1 level lower than the arrival hall), take bus number 471 on platform A. It goes straight to the center of Brussels.
Train: The train station is located on level -1 (2 levels lower than the arrival hall). Probably the best option if you want to go to the center.
By Space Craft
On July 21st 2011, as spacecraft Atlantis rolled to a stop at it's home base, our partnership for space travel stopped. No Space Craft services to Brucon have been planned for the near future.
If you are looking for other accommodation, please have a look below.
List of hotels, hostels and other accommodation opportunities
- Hotel Ibis Brussels Centre Gare Midi - From 74.00 EUR (conference hotel)
- Hotel Ibis Brussels off Grand Place - From 79.00 EUR
- Hotel Novotel Brussels off Grand'Place - From 105.00 EUR
- Mercure Brussels Airport - From 85.00 EUR for a single
- Multiple cheap youth hostels, prices and quality differs: - From 20 EUR
Hotel Search engine
A booking agency has offered a deal on the following hotels. Visit http://www.resotel.be/brucon for more information.
Alternatively, you can use this search engine to find great hotels in Brussels: http://www.hotelscombined.com
Some hotel prices start from 39 euro
BruCON attendees can get a 10% rebate on this as well. Check http://www.hotelscombined.com/Conference_Support
Please add your suggestions