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Event venue: Novotel Gent Centrum
18 November 2022: arrival participants
Dinner in the hotel at 20:00 – informal evening for the Membership & BMC Coordinators in the hotel
19 November 2022: Meeting day
Dinner for all at 20:30 in the old centre of Ghent
20 November 2022: departure participants
09:00 – 15:30 | Membership Coord. training:
09:00 – 15:30 | PR/BMC training:
16:00 – 17:30 | Joint session Membership & BMC
10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break
12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch
15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break
Everyone arrives on Friday 18 November and departs on Sunday 20 November.
Traveling by airplane?
Shuttles are not arranged at arrival or departure for this event.
Traveling from Brussels airport to Ghent is easy. You will find the train station directly below the departure and arrival halls of the airport. With the escalator or the elevator you can be on the platform in no time. You take the train at Brussels airport to Gent-Sint-Pieters. To plan your travel and purchase your ticket on line: Click here. (The site is available in multiple languages).
Take a taxi from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Novotel Gent Centrum.
Some of you may share a taxi in Ghent. A travel schedule will be added here in due time.
We would strongly suggest to take a train in Gent-Sint-Pieters for your return that will arrive in Brussels airport about 2 hours before your flight departure. Take this into consideration to order your taxi upon your return to the train station of Gent-Sint-Pieters.
Traveling by train?
Please take a taxi for your travel between the train station and the hotel.
Arriving by car?**
The hotel has its own parking garage. A parking space will be reserved for those arriving by car. The cost of the parking is covered by Kiwanis Europe, so you don’t need to pay for your parking when checking out of the hotel.
The entrance to the hotel parking garage is located at: Hoogpoort 52, 9000 Gent
** The city of Ghent imposes a number of measures for driving into the centre:
If your car complies with the Euro norm, then you will still need to register your car (except if you have a car registered in Belgium!) to enter Ghent City. Ghent is a frontrunner in this area and does not make it easy for people to access the city by car. You probably already figured this out.
Click here to check and register your car.
Follow these directions to enter Ghent city centre by car, coming from either the E17 or E40 motorways – take the ‘Gent centrum’ exit. Following the route you will arrive at Graaf van Vlaanderenplein.
Route description google maps:
Enter Graaf van Vlaanderenplein to Belfortstraat to get directions in your language. Below you will find the map with the mapped out route to enter Ghent and to drive to the Novotel Gent Centrum.
For this route a permit has been requested from the police to enter the parking lot of the hotel. If you deviate from this, you risk receiving a fine.
On the map, at the end of the route at the Belforgstraat mark, turn right. Approximately 50 meters further you will find the entrance to the parking of the hotel (Hoogpoort 52) on your left side.
You are all accommodated in
Novotel Gent Centrum, Goudenleeuwplein 5 – 9000 Ghent
The rooms will be booked according to your registration/request.
As participant you are invited to take part in all the organized meals which are covered by the organisation. Possible partners can only take part in the organized dinners.
An overview of all organised lunches & dinners
Friday 18 November
Dinner in the hotel for all (Gruuthuuskelder) at 20:00
Saturday 19 November
Organised lunch for Membership & PR/BMC coordinators & guests in the hotel at 12:30
Dinner in the old centre of Ghent at 20:30 in restaurant ‘Amadeus’
Everyone is invited for this dinner.
We gather in the hotel lobby at 20:15
Gruuthuuskelder | Hoogpoort 50, 9000 Gent
Amadeus | Plotersgracht 8/10, 9000 Gent
Sunday 20 November
Breakfast, check-out and safe travel home!
For reimbursement of your travel or other expenses related to this event, you can download the Kiwanis Europe expense sheet.
You can send your completed expense sheet with proof of payment attached to it at: event.expenses(at)kiwanis.eu for reimbursement.
You need to submit your expense sheet within 30 days following the event.