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Contact Information


Dirk Ryckbosch
Gent University
Department of Subatomic and Radiation Physics
Proeftuinstraat 86
B-9000 Gent
Tel: +32 9 264 6543
Fax: +32 9 264 6697

How to Reach us
By Car

From Brussels:

Take the E40 direction Gent-Oostende
at junction number 16 (knooppunt zwijnaarde), take the E17 direction Antwerpen-Gent Centrum
after the junction, take immediately exit 9 direction UZ-Gent
Turn left at the junction with the Corneel Heynmanslaan
Turn immediately left into the Proeftuinstraat
Continue the Proeftuinstraat straight on and after one right turn you'll arrive at our department's gate.

From Antwerp:

Take the E17 direction Gent
Leave the highway at exit 9 direction UZ-Gent
Turn left onto the Corneel Heynmanslaan
Drive over the highway and turn left into the Proeftuinstraat (don't turn left to early or you'd be on the highway again)
Continue the Proeftuinstraat straight on and after one right turn you'll arrive at our department's gate.

By Air

The main Belgian airport is located at Brussels ( airport code: BRU). All major carriers serve Brussels airport. From the airport you can travel easily by train. Check your train schedule here. The train station at the airport is at level -1, and is called BRUSSEL-NAT-LUCHTHAVEN. It will take you about one hour to get to GENT-SINT-PIETERS. You could of course also grab a taxi, it will take about an hour as well and cost you a lot. Do not take a taxi during rush hours as traffic jams are inevitable then (between 7.00-9.30 and 16.30-19.30).

If your supervisor ran out of money you could also take a budget carrier like Ryanair which flies to Brussels-South/Charleroi (CRL). From the airport take Bus A to the train station CHARLEROI-SUD.

By Train

From any train station, you can take the train to GENT-SINT-PIETERS. Look here for your schedule. From the train station you can grab a taxi or take bus numer 65 or 67 direction Gent-Handelsmarkt (more information on where to find the right bus, see below).

By Bus

Take any bus direction GENT-SINT-PIETERS. Near the main entrance of the station (on your left side when facing the station) you go to perron 21 (Look here [pdf]). There you take bus number 65 or 67 direction Gent-Handelsmarkt. Get off at the Proeftuinstraat, which is the stop directly after the bridge over the highway. You can ask the bus-driver. The drive is supposed to take about 15 minutes. Look here [pdf] or here (website bus company) for a timetable. More information about the Gent bus lines can be found here [pdf].

Name Price-Range Extra info
ibis opera 80 Close to shopping street
ibis kathedraal 100 In the historic city center
NH gent 100 Close to the train station
Hotel Gravensteen 100-150 In the historic city center
Holiday Inn Express from 90 Close to the lab
Europa Hotel from 95 Close to the train station
You may find a more complete list here.