Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
Campus du Solbosch
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Av. F.D. Roosevelt 42
1050 Brussels, Belgium.
Campus Solbosch can be reached from the city centre with bus lines 71, 95 and tram line 94. Tram lines 7 and 25 also serve the area.
Public transport tickets cost 2.10 euro for a single trip (2.50 euro if bought in the bus or tram), need to be validated for each travel and have a validity of 1 hour. 10-journey tickets are also available at a cost of 14 euro, but require an electronic card to be used (cost: 5 euro). Tickets can be purchased at any metro station and at many tram/bus stops (GO machines), as well as in many shops and supermarkets. Check the STIB website for more info.
The main airport of Brussels is in Zaventem (BRU), from which Brussels can be reached by train (Airport fare, 8.60 euro to any station of the Brussels Capital Region), bus (lines 12/21, 4.50 euro to Place Luxembourg / European Parliament) or taxi.
The three main train stations (North Station / Gare du Nord / Noordstation, Central Station / Gare Centrale / Centraal Station, South Station / Gare du Midi / Zuidstation), that form the heart of the belgian railway system, connect Brussels not only to every other major town in Belgium in no more than 1.5h, but also to various European towns and capitals like Paris, Amsterdam, London, by high-speed lines. More info can be found in the websites of the companies NMBS/SNCB, SNCB Europe, Thalys.
We will take together a tour from the workshop site to the dinner place directly after the workshop. We will first go by tram to the Palais de Justice from which one has a nice view on the center of Brussels and then walk together to the dinner place, discovering some well-known touristic sites in Brussels.
Additional dinner tickets for students and accompanying persons are available at the fee of 75 Euros per person.
Lots of activities are going on in Brussels: if you have time to enjoy at least part of your weekend in the town you may be interested in the Belgian Beer Weekend at the Grand Place and the Bourse, or the Comic Strip Festival in the Parc Royal, both from the 2nd to the 4th of September.On the Tourism information website you can find more information on museums, monuments, activities, shows, leisures, transports, etc.
Electronic payment is almost ubiquitous in Brussels, as debit and credit cards are accepted almost everywhere.