Travel info

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Lonely Planet has called our city “Europe’s best kept secret” and a must see destination for 2011 and National Geographic Traveler Magazine has listed Ghent as the most authentic historic city in the world and full of life.

Ghent breathes history but is also brimming with culture and modern city life. Its history, art, wonderful architecture, water, rock ’n roll top gastronomy and joie de vivre are sure to win you over.

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We highly recommend to be aware of your impact on the environment and to take your carbon footprint into account! If possible, please select the most environmental-friendly option to travel to Ghent and aim at selecting an accommodation with low estimated carbon footprint.

Ghent offers a wide range of hotels, hostels, B&B’s, …

A small selection of exciting places to stay (in different price ranges) within walking distance of the ESCOM 2017 venue:

Backstay Hostel, KaBa Hostel, B&B Faja Lobi, Hotel Carlton, B&B Hotel Verhaegen, Hotel Onderbergen, B&B De Waterzooi, Hostel Uppelink, Hotel Flandria, 13 O’clock Hostel, Monasterium Poortackere, Parkhotel Gent, Hotel Ibis St. Baafs & Hotel Ibis Opera, NH Belfort

Many more hotels and B&B‘s are available, as well as a selection of accommodations with an estimated carbon footprint.


Conference venue

Registration, poster and spoken session all take place at Campus Blandijnberg (Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent).
The closing reception will be held at the Aula (Voldersstraat 9, 9000 Gent).


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