ND Brussels / 13-14 October 2016 / Brussels, Belgium

Venue & Travel

Venue

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Rue du Fossé-aux-Loups 47
Wolvengracht 47
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Phone: +32 (0)2 219 28 28
Fax: +32 (0)2 219 62 62
info.brussels@radissonblu.com

 

Hotel website

Join us at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Brussels. Featuring a stunning Art Deco façade designed by renowned architect Michel Jaspers, this stylish hotel is in Brussels city centre with the Grand Place, Royal Palace, Magritte Museum and many other cultural attractions just a short walk away.

Accommodation

Elia has reserved rooms at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, our venue for ND Brussels, for your convenience. As there are a limited number of rooms available, we have also identified alternate accommodation nearby. A number of rooms have also been reserved at NH Brussels Centre.
The following hotels are in order of distance from the event venue and includes the rating as per Booking.com, with rates especially for ND Brussels attendees.
  Booking.com
rating
Distance to event venue Details Rate*
(Incl. VAT)
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel 8.6   Includes breakfast  €189
Scandic Grand Place 7.6 0.16km Includes breakfast  €162
Opera Hotel 7.3 0.48km Includes breakfast  €139
Crowne Plaza, Le Palace 8.4 0.80km Room only  €170
Hilton Brussels City Hotel 7.7 0.97km Room only  €119
Atlas Brussels 8.5 0.97km Includes breakfast  €135
Hotel Bloom 8.3 1.29km Room only  €121
Mercure Brussels Centre Midi 8.3 2.57km Room only  €159
NH Brussels Centre 8.4 2.57km Room only  €136

 

*This is the minimum rate per night based on single occupancy. The reservation form will show current prices which may differ from what is listed here.

 

How to make a reservation

To reserve a room at any of the hotels listed, please click on ‘Hotel reservations’ and fill in the online form provided by our venue partner, Venue Search.

Please note the following when completing the online form:

  • The ‘Cancel By’ column indicates the latest possible date to cancel your reservation and receive a refund. If that date has passed, regretfully no refunds are possible.
  • The column ‘Rooms Available’ indicates the number of rooms that have been reserved by Elia. If only one room is showing, additional rooms may still be available but it may be necessary to re-submit the form if more than one room is required.

Travel

Brussels has superb air, road and rail connections with the rest of Europe. More than 60 million Europeans live within 300km of Brussels, less than two hours by high-speed train. For those who fly in, it takes only 20 minutes from the airport to the city centre. And when you have arrived, it’s easy to move around the compact city by public transport or on foot.

From Brussels Airport to the city centre

Train

There is a train station under the airport terminal that connects with the three main stations in Brussels (Brussels-Nord, Brussels-Central and Brussels-Midi). Direct trains run every 15 minutes in both directions and it takes just 17 minutes to travel into central Brussels.

The standard ticket price for travel between the airport and the ‘Brussels Zone’ is €8.50 per day. Any ticket to or from a station in the Brussels Zone entitles you to travel by train between all stations on the date of travel.

Taxi

Taxi stands are located outside the arrival hall. It will cost approximately €35 to travel into the city centre.

Avoid getting into unlicensed vehicles posing as taxis which may overcharge you for their services. There is not a distinctive taxi look as all taxis are different makes and colours, so look out for the yellow and blue license emblem and the triangular stand at the top of the taxi.

Well known taxi companies include: Autolux, Unitax Brabant and Unitax.

 

From Brussels South Charleroi Airport to the city centre

Several low-cost airlines make use of Brussels’ second airport, Charleroi Airport, which is roughly one hour south of the city.

Train-bus

At the airport you can buy a single or return ticket (same day return) to “any Belgian station” from one of the two ticket machines available. This ticket includes the 20 minute €5 TEC bus journey (from the airport to Charleroi-South station) and the €9.30 and 60-minute train journey to Brussels Central Station (or any other station in Brussels). Both ticket machines are outside the terminal near Door 2. You can pay using cash or credit/debit card.

Shuttle bus

The Brussels City Shuttle departs from outside the terminal at the airport and arrives at the South Station (Gare du Midi – Zuidstation) after 55 minutes of travel. Buses leave every 30 minutes. If you purchase online prior to the day of travel, the price is between €5 and €14 one-way. If you purchase a ticket at the airport (or station), the price is €17.

Taxi

Taking a taxi from the airport into Brussels can cost up to €170. There are private shuttle options that, if reservations are made prior, supposedly cost between €60 and €90. The reviews are highly varied and unreliable and thus Elia is not able to make a recommendation.

 

To the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Brussels

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is located just 400 meters away from Brussels Central Station (Gare Centrale) which offers direct connections to and from Brussels Airport, the city metro and Europe’s main rail lines. The Arenberg public bus stops next to the hotel’s main entrance.

Nearby transport

  • Central Station rail and metro – 400m (Airport terminal)
  • Midi Station rail and metro – 2km (Thalys and Eurostar terminals)

From Brussels Airport

The train is the quickest transportation from airport to hotel. Airport Express trains depart every 15 minutes and take only 20 minutes to reach Brussels Central Station which is just a few hundred meters from the hotel property.

You can find more transportation options from Brussels Airport to the city centre here: http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/passngr/to_from_brussels_airport/

From South Station (Gare du Midi – Zuidstation)

From South Station, trams depart every 10 minutes and take only 10 minutes to reach De Brouckère Station or Central Station. Take Tram 3 (direction Esplanade) or Tram 4 (direction Gare du Nord) and disembark at Central Station or De Brouckère. The property is a short walk from either station.

Bus and metro

The De Brouckère and Central Station metro stops are only a few hundred metres away. Another convenient option is the Arenberg public bus, which stops next to the hotel’s main entrance.

Taxi

Taxis with a taximeter are permanently available in front of the arrivals hall. The fare from the airport to the city centre of Brussels is normally around €45. Licensed taxis can be recognised by the blue and yellow emblem. Travellers are advised to avoid unlicensed taxis!

For more information about taxis, chauffeured services and shuttles from the North of France click here:

http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/passngr/to_from_brussels_airport/taxi/

Driving my car to the venue

Click here for directions if you choose to drive to the venue:

https://www.radissonblu.com/galleries/radisson/PDF/BRUZH/bruzh-directions-june-2015%5ben%5d.pdf

Please note that underground private parking is accessible for a fee and upon availability.

More information about transportation in and around Brussels can be found here:

Information about Brussels public transport

Information about Brussels International Airport

Information about the Belgian National Rail Service