workshop - Universiteit Gent
Marine and continental paleoclimate records
from Chile and Argentina
Gent, 27-28 May 2005
Het Pand, Room Rector Blancquaert, 3rd floor
Het Pand is an old Dominican monastery, located in the heart of the city on the banks of the
river Leie, near the medieval port with the guildhalls as its remnants. Since 1963, it is part of
the Universiteit Gent and it functions as a cultural centre and conference hall. It also
houses a restaurant, the University club and a number of museums.
More information about the history of Het Pand can be found on the website:
The workshop will take place in Room Rector Blancquaert, on the 3rd floor.
Onderbergen 1, B-9000 Gent, Belgium
Most of the participants will be staying in either Cour St.Georges Hotel or in B&B Verlaet:
1. Hotel Cour St.Georges – Sint-Jorishof
Botermarkt 2, B-9000 Gent, Belgium
Email: [email protected]
2. Bed & Breakfast Verlaet
Parklaan 39, B-9000 Gent, Belgium
Email: [email protected]
How to get there
1. From Brussels Airport to Gent
General information about the facilities at Brussels Airport can be found on the airport
Travel from Brussels Airport to Gent is easiest by train. The Airport City Express leaves
from within the airport building (floor -1). It runs 4 times per hour and takes you in about 20
min to Brussels, where it will subsequently stop in the Brussels Noord/Nord, Brussels
Centraal/Central and Brussels Zuid/Midi stations.
In either of these stations you can switch to one of the many intercity trains (IC) to or via
"Gent-St-Pieters", Gent's main railway station. Trains to Brugge, Knokke, Blankenberghe,
Oostende all stop in Gent. The trip from Brussels to Gent takes about 30 min.
Some trains run directly from the airport to "Gent-Sint-Pieters".
The price of a single ticket “Brussels-National-Airport” – “Gent-Sint-Pieters” in 2nd class is
currently 8.10 €.
Timetable information for the Airport City Express and connecting trains to Gent is available
on the Belgian Railways (SNCB/NMBS) website: http://www.b-rail.be/main/E/index.php
2. From Brussels train stations to Gent
When arriving by train in Brussels, you will arrive in either the Brussels Noord/Nord, Brussels
Centraal/Central or Brussels Zuid/Midi stations. In either of these stations you can switch to
one of the many intercity trains (IC) to or via "Gent-St-Pieters", Gent's main railway station.
Trains to Brugge, Knokke, Blankenberghe, Oostende all stop in Gent. The trip from Brussels
to Gent takes about 30 min.
3. From Gent-Sint-Pieters station to Het Pand
Take tram 1, 10, 11 or 12 from the tunnel under the railway station (every 6 min). A ticket
cost 1 € (although it might be more economic to buy a 10-trip card at 7.5 €) and can be
purchased from the driver or from automatic ticket dispensers at the tram stop.
Get off at the "'Korenmarkt" and cross the river "Leie" via the bridge "Sint-Michielshelling".
Turn around the Sint Michaels church. "Het Pand" is situated next to the church.
4. How to get to Cour St. Georges Hotel
Upon arriving by train in Gent-Sint-Pieters station, take tram 1, 10, 11 or 12 from the tunnel
under the railway station (every 6 min). A ticket cost 1 € (although it might be more economic
to buy a 10-trip card at 7.5 €) and can be purchased from the driver or from automatic ticket
dispensers at the tram stop.
Get off at the "Sint-Niklaasstraat" (one stop before the “Korenmarkt”) and cross the nearby
square “Emile Braunplein” towards the City Hall and the “Botermarkt”. The hotel is right
across the City Hall, on the corner with the “Hoogpoort”.
From the Hotel, it is only a 5 min walk to Het Pand, across the “Emile Braunplein”, the “SintMichielshelling” bridge and around the Sint Michaels church.
5. How to get to Bed & Breakfast Verlaet
Upon arriving by train in Gent-Sint-Pieters station, head to the main station hall. Walk out of
the station and turn right. Follow the “Prinses Clementinalaan” until the first traffic lights,
continue straight on and take the first tree-lined street to your left. The B&B is on the righthand side of this street.
To get to Het Pand from the B&B, you can either walk back to Gent-Sint-Pieters station and
take tram 1, 10, 11 or 12, or take tram 21 or 22 just under the viaduct near the B&B. If you
take tram 21 or 22, get off at “Zonnestraat” and walk to Het Pand through the “Veldstraat”,
Gent’s main shopping street.
Some useful links
Brussels Airport website: http://www.brusselsairport.be
Belgian Railways (SNCB/NMBS) website: http://www.b-rail.be/main/E/index.php
Bus and tram (De Lijn) website: http://www.delijn.be/
City of Gent website: http://www.delijn.be/
Gent Hotels: http://www.gent-hotels.be
Gent B&B’s: http://www.bedandbreakfast-gent.be
Het Pand: https://www.ugent.be/en/visitstaff/services
Map of Gent from Sint-Pieters-station to Korenmarkt, including tram routes 1-10-11-12-21-22.
Map of historic centre of Gent, including location of Het Pand, Hotel Cour St.Georges and
tram routes 1-10-11-12-21-22.