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Main venue

EPF Congress 2019 will take place in the Crowne Plaza Le Palace Hotel, Rue Gineste 3, 1210 Brussels. The hotel is ideally located close to Brussels North train station and next to Rogier metro station. The city centre is easy reachable – 10 minutes by bus/metro. The Crowne Plaza is fully accessible for wheelchair users and participants with reduced mobility.

Main venue

How to get there

By train

There are three main train stations in Brussels: Brussels South Station (for Eurostar, TGV, and Thalys), Brussels North (for those travelling from Amsterdam), and Brussels Central.

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By car

There is no parking available in the hotel, however for those travelling by car we have prepared a special agreement with InterParking Rogier which is situated just next to the venue.

Please keep in mind that as of 1 January 2018 the Brussels-Capital Region is a Low Emission Zone (LEZ). If you are entering the city in a car or van, find out whether you are allowed to drive your vehicle within the LEZ.

As of 31 March 2019, diesel vehicles under the EURO 2 standards and petrol vehicles without a EURO standard and of EURO 1 standard will also be banned.

By plane

Brussels has two international airports servicing premium and budget airlines alike. One is at the edge of Brussels city and the other one 55km (36 miles) southward.

  • Brussels Airport

    There is a quick and direct link between the SNCB station under the airport terminal (Zaventem) and the main stations in Brussels (Brussels-Nord, Brussels-Central and Brussels-Midi). There are several trains per hour, and it takes around 12 minutes to travel to Brussels North.

    The standard ticket price for travel between the airport and the Brussels Zone is €8.90 per day (return trip €17,80), ("Diabolo" airport fee included).

    You can buy your ticket:

    • online or via the mobile site m.sncb.be
    • at the railway station, from the automatic ticket distributors or the ticket office.

    More information about trains at www.sncb.be or call +32 (0)2 528.28.28

    More passengers information about the airport here.

    More information about the assistance at the airport here.

  • Brussels South Charleroi Airport

    The simplest way to the centre of Brussels from Brussels South Airport is to travel by shuttle bus. A one-way ticket costs 14 euro and the trip takes around 45 min. The shuttle bus to the airport leaves from Brussels South Train Station. More information about buses here.

    More information about special assistance at the airport here.

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Where to sleep

Available rooms

EPF has reserved a certain number of rooms in the hotels listed below. All rates per night are listed for each room and breakfast is included. The city tax is excluded from the rate.

Due to limited room availability, we advise you to make your reservation as early as possible in order to have the best choice of available hotels. Hotel accommodation is subject to availability and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Crowne Plaza

EPF Congress 2019 will take place in the Crowne Plaza Le Palace Hotel, Rue Gineste 3, 1210 Brussels. The hotel is ideally located close to Brussels North train station and next to Rogier metro station. The city centre is easily reachable – 10 minutes by bus/metro. The Crowne Plaza is fully accessible for wheelchair users and participants with reduced mobility.

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Hilton Brussels City

Set in the centre of Brussels, this design hotel has wellness facilities including a sauna and a hammam, as well as a bar which serves Belgian wines and beers. Hilton Brussels City is 250 m from the Rue Neuve shopping area and opposite of Rogier Metro Station.

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Thon Hotel City Centre

Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre is centrally located in the heart of downtown Brussels, just steps from the city's main shopping street and a 10 minute walk from the Grand Place. The hotel is close to Rogier metro station and Brussels North Station with direct connection to Brussels Airport.

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Hotel des Colonies

This boutique-style hotel is a 2-minute walk from the shops on Rue Neuve and the City2 Shopping Mall. It offers spacious, sound-proof rooms and a 24-hour reception. Furthermore, guests can benefit from a games room including a pool table, a TV, vending machines and a seating area.

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Hotel Progress

Progress Hotel is set 100 m from Place Rogier and Rogier Metro Station, within a 5-minute walk from the Brussels-North Train Station. It offers on-site fitness facilities and luxurious, modern accommodation with a flat-screen TV.

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