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    Leuven is one of Europe's most ancient university towns, and is ideally located. Straddling the banks of the navigable Dijle river and the trade route from Bruges to the Rhine territories, Leuven grew to become a major trade and textile center. Town and university enjoyed many periods of prosperity. The town hall, the famous 'Begijnhof', the churches, cloisters and colleges stand silent witness to those days and make Leuven the interesting place it is. Leuven is only 25 km away from Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the center of the European Union. Leuven is located very centrally in Flanders and in Belgium and is an ideal starting point for many excursions to Bruges ("the Venice of the North"), to Antwerp, to Ostend, to Brussels and to the forests and nice cities in the South of the country.

    The Conference will take place in the unique setting of the classicist buildings of the Maria-Theresia College, situated in the historical centre of Leuven. The college is named after the Empress Maria-Theresia of Austria. Maria-Theresia chose this 17th century Jesuit college for a theological seminar in 1778. In 1826-27, the Large and Small Rotundae were added. They are used today for concerts, lectures and congresses.

    Leuven is a small town. Its diameter does not exceed a 25 minutes walk. The conference takes place near the centre (to the south-east) and the rail-way station is at the north-eastern edge of the town. To see a map of Leuven with the Railway station (blue square at the right of the map) and the Maria-Theresia College (red circle), click here.(opens new window)

    This map gives an overview of the town. To see more details, simply click on the region you want to see, and the program returns you a more detailed map.


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Hotels in Leuven

    Hotel Prices/Stars Address find it on the map
    Holiday Inn Garden Court (P) (4250 BEF) *** Alfons Smetsplein 7, 3000 Leuven map
    Begijnhof Congreshotel (P) (5400 BEF) **** Tervuursevest 70, 3000 Leuven map
    Hotel Binnenhof (P) (3800 BEF) *** Maria-Theresiastraat 62, 3000 Leuven map
    Hotel New Damshire (3800 BEF) *** Schapenstraat 1, 3000 Leuven map
    Hotel Ibis (P) (3300 BEF) ** Brusselsestraat 52, 3000 Leuven map

        ((P) = Parking space available (no advance reservations))
        (Prices are per night for a single room and are indicative. Changes may occur. 40.3399 BEF = 1 EUR.)

Tourism Information

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