Het Pand, a former Dominican monastery, is located in the historical centre of the city, on the banks of the river Leie. The oldest parts of this impressive building date from the 13th century. During five centuries it was extended and refashioned in different styles. Since its rehabilitation and restoration, finished in 1991, "Het Pand" has been offering a wide range of possibilities for the organisation of scientific congresses and cultural events. Het Pand houses some valuable collections, such as the rich ethnographical and archaeological collections of the university, the Museum for the History of Medicine, full-size photographs of paintings of Brueghel and Early Flemish Masters, and an interesting collection of stained glass.
On Thursday evening the dinner will take place at 7pm at Monasterium Poortackere, Oude Houtlei 56, Ghent.
All these hotels are located at walking distance from the main venue:
When arriving in Brussels Airport, please take a train to Gent-Sint-Pieters at the Airport Train Station. This is located below the terminal (basement level -1). There is one fast direct train from Brussels Airport to Gent-Sint-Pieters per hour. The journey takes about 1 hour. There is also a slower direct train (via Aalst-Alost) that takes 1.5 hours. If you cannot take the direct train, you can also take any train to Brussels Central Station and change there to a train that does go to Gent-Sint-Pieters directly. Train schedules can be found at http://www.belgianrail.be/en.
When arriving in Ghent, you can take tram 1 (goes every 6 minutes) or tram 24 (goes every 20 minutes) to the city center. The stop Korenmarkt is closest to the congress center where the Kesterite Workshop takes place.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi in front of Gent-Sint-Pieters station (down the slope on the left side when you exist the station). A taxi ride should cost around 15 EUR and takes appr. 15 minutes depending on traffic.