The city of Ghent is a blossoming, vivid and historical city. It is known as one of the most authentic historic destinations in the world. However, this does not mean that historicity is all the city has to offer. It has several interesting museums, nice and funky pubs and stylish restaurants. The Lonely Planet rated Gent in the top 10 cities to visit in 2011 and describes it as: "Here's a secret within a secret: Ghent might just be the best European city you never thought of visiting, in a country that continues to be criminally overlooked. [...] Here hides one of Europe's finest panoramas of water, spires and century-old grand houses."
The conference organization will not be able to arrange accommodation for all the speakers and those who wish to attend. There is a number of hotels, B&B's and studios that are within walking distance of the conference venue in different price categories. A good starting point to find accommodation is the visit Ghent website, which also provides a lot of informations on the city itself.
Here we provide also a list of hotels (all at walking distance from the conference venue):
A youth-hostel is also available in the city center of Ghent:
- http://www.jeugdherbergen.be/gent.htm (see the English flag in the upper left corner of the site)
Or if you prefer a Bed & Breakfast:
The main conference venue (on Thursday and Friday) is Het Pand, located at Onderbergen 1, right in the centre of the city.