ATTENDEES INFORMATION (TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATION)

VENUE

The University of Liege and Natuurpunt (Mammal Working Group) are pleased to invite you to the 10th International Dormice Conference that will be held at the University of Liege (ULG) in Belgium from the 11th until the 16th of September 2017.

The conference will take place at the "Opera Complex" of the ULG in the center of the town

TRAVEL

How to get there?

It is very easy to reach Liege by air, train and car (don't forget that there are 2 main languages in Belgium: French and Dutch (also German for a small part).
Cities can have different names in different languages: Anvers = Antwerpen, Bruxelles = Brussel (Brussels), Charleroi = Charleroi, Gand = Gent, Louvain = Leuven, Liège = Luik (Luttich in German), Mons = Bergen, Namur = Namen.

TRAIN

The easiest way to reach Liege by train is to arrive at the Liege-Guillemins station.
Liege-Guillemins station is well connected to many Belgian, Dutch, German, French and even British cities.
The Belgian rail company (SNCB/NMBS) provides both national and international travel information (timetables, route planner, fees, ticket booking, etc.) at this page.

Liege has three different stations (Guillemins, Jonfosse and Palais).
From Liege-Guillemins station, you can continue by taking another train (same ticket) to Liege-Palais or take a bus to reach the conference venue (Galerie Opéra, Place de la République française 41, 4000 Liège) in the city center.

AIR

For IDC 2017 attendees coming from further away, several airports are located near Liege. Connections, flight frequency and fares will vary according to your departure city.

Liege Airport the closest airport, but limited number of destinations

Maastricht Airport located in the Netherlands, but quite close to Liege

Brussels Airport largest and best connected airport of Belgium
Arriving at the Brussels National Airport: there is a train station downstairs in the airport.
There are automates to buy your ticket to Liege.
You have to take a train to Liege-Guillemins (timetable) via a change at Leuven train station OR a change at Brussels North train station.
You have to stop at the Liege-Guillemins train station.

Brussel South Charleroi airport many low-cost options

Brussel South Charleroi airport is not located in Bruxelles but in Charleroi (a city 40 km far from Bruxelles).
Arriving at the Brussels South Airport, there is a bus shuttle (line A; ligne A) to Charleroi train station, with frequent connexions.
Then you have to take a train to Liege-Guillemins (timetable). At the airport, there are automates to buy tickets for both bus shuttle and train.

ROAD

A well-developed network of motorways (E40, E25, E42, E313) makes access to Liege by car fairly easy.

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We would recommend to not leave any personal belongings in the car, even during the day.

accommodation

The cheapest accommodation is the Youth Hostel Simenon named after the famous belgian writer, Georges Simenon.
The Liège Youth Hostel lies in the Outremeuse district, a ten-minute walk from the conference venue.
They have lots of rooms however book in advance! Please tell them that you participate at the conference and they will try to group the participants of the conference.

The Ibis hotel is in the conference venue. The Ibis hotel will make special prices for IDC attendees!
Rates: single room = 86 euros/adult and double room = 100 euros/2 adults.
Room rate is valid per night and includes buffet breakfast, service and VAT but NOT city tax (3.40 €/room/night).
If you want to sleep at the Ibis hotel during the conference please contact us and we will send you all the required information and documents in order to benefit from the special IDC price!

There are plenty of accommodations in Liege otherwise, please visit this link.