The conference will be hosted at the ‘new’ campus of Hasselt University located in the former city prison (Oude Gevangenis) of Hasselt (Campus Hasselt, Martelarenlaan 42, 3500 Hasselt). The building was renovated and provides a new home to primarily law students. The old cells are transformed into several open study rooms while two auditoria and one open air auditorium are installed, togheter with a brand new student bistro and a beautiful foyer.
Hasselt calls itself the Capital of Taste, a city to be experienced with all senses: seeing, feeling, smelling and tasting. The charm, access and central location in the Euregion Meuse-Rhine are only a few of the assets of the city. Hasselt has a surprising shopping offering, plenty of small and bigger bistros and restaurants, lots of cozy spots, inspiring culture houses, coffee bars and pubs.
Hasselt is the capital of the Belgian province of Limburg and has about 75,500 inhabitants. The city is located on the north-east side of Belgium, near the Dutch and German border. Brussels, Aachen and Antwerp are only one hour away by train and car. The cozy city center of Hasselt is a pedestrian zone where everything is within walking distance. The conference venue is located in the center and is easily accessible by train, bus and car.
Discover Hasselt while attending ICOE2019
- Visit the exhibition in the Fashion Museum: Wonderwomen!
- Visit the Museum of Jenever and have a taste of this splendid spirit typical to Hasselt.
- Enjoy a Zen moment in the largest Japanese Garden of Europe, only a short walk from the city centre.
- Discover many Graffiti and street art in Hasselt with our Street Art Route.
- When in Hasselt you have to taste Jenever, but also speculaas a typical biscuit. Discover these specialties with the All-in flavour Route.
- Take a break from the City and visit the Abbey site of Herkenrode, wander around in nature en refill your batteries.
- Hasselt is known for its numerous shops, outstanding restaurants and superb (cocktail)bars.
- Wander around in ‘de Dorpstraat’ with its more alternative shops. Have a quick healthy lunch in the Zuppa bar
or at Marloo’s, eat like a real Italian in Pocomatto,
Osteria Moretti or La Fontanella.
Do you prefer a fancy dinner? Make reservations at Ogst or Rosch.
Have a break in one of the many coffee shops in the city.
And at night you can enjoy yourself while sitting on a nice terrace, sipping a cocktail (Hasselt is very proud to host thé best cocktailbar
of Belgium!) or taste some really good wines and discover all the local beers. But of course, Hasselt has many more options, just walk around and discover the city.
Other detailed day-to-day programs with more information and booking possibilities are available on demand.
Contact Visit Hasselt/Meet in Hasselt
+32 (0)11 23 95 40
How to get there?
The venue: Martelarenlaan 42, 3500 Hasselt, the 'Oude Gevangenis' in Hasselt.
The venue is 15' walking distance from the train station.
You can also take the bus ('Boulevardpendel' = Navette Boulevard; each 5') which takes you in 8 minutes to the stop 'Kolonel Dusartplein'. At this stop you follow the arrows in the direction 'faculteit Rechten - Universiteit Hasselt'.
To Belgium by plane
Brussels Airport is the national airport of Belgium.
Maastricht Aachen Airport
Maastricht Aachen Airport is one of the larger airports in the Netherlands and provides flights from and to London (Stansted).
Brussels South Charleroi Airport
The airport Brussels South Charleroi Airport is not as close to Hasselt as the other proposed airports, but provides flights from and to Manchester and Edinburgh.
To Belgium by train
The high-speed train Eurostar connects London and Brussels (train station Brussels-South).
To Hasselt by train or bus
From Brussels Airport
On arrival to Brussels Airport take a train towards Leuven, where you can change trains for Hasselt (train with destination Tongeren, Hasselt, Genk).
From Maastricht Aachen Airport
Take bus number 20a or 45 from Maastricht to Hasselt. Both trains run every hour.
From Brussels South Charleroi Airport
Take the bus line A at the airport to the railway station Brussels South (Bruxelles-Midi). From the railway station you can take a train in the direction of Aarschot-Tongeren or Landen-Genk.
Take a train in the direction of Aarschot-Tongeren or Landen-Genk.