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for SSBP 2012 Leuven
Promotiezaal (The Promotions Hall)De Halle
How to get to Leuven
The BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL airport is situated between Brussels and LEUVEN and 15 minutes from each of these two cities (http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/). It is highly recommended that you fly in to this airport.
Beware: the so-called ‘BRUSSELS SOUTH airport’, used by low-cost companies is an hour south of Brussels/ Leuven near the city of Charleroi with no direct connection to Leuven (may take you 90 minutes or more to get to Leuven).
There are direct train connections from Brussels International airport to Leuven every 30 minutes - about 15 minutes travel time and costs about 5.50 Euros (second class) or 7.50 Euros (first class).
You may alternatively take a taxi from the airport to your hotel in Leuven – about 15 kilometres/ 15 minutes and costs about 65-70 Euros. Please specify LEUVEN as there is also a Louvain/ Louvain-La Neuve in the south of the country.
plan your trip at http://www.b-rail.be/main/E/
Leuven is at the junction of two major motorways: E40 and E314
Transport in Leuven
Taxi: e.g Taxi Breckpot, tel.: +32(0)16/20 20 20
Buses: see http://www.delijn.be/en/index.htm
e.g. to the Promotion Hall, De Halle (stop “Zeelstraat”): lines 1 and 2 leave from platform 6 of the bus station (in front of the train station).
Average temperature for October is between 8 and 14°C.
Weather forecast at: http://www.meteo.be/meteo/view/en/65239-Home.html
Electricity in Belgium is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Belgium with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.
Currency and Banking
The Euro is the currency in Belgium. 1 Euro (€) = 100 cents.
Notes are in €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 & 5.
Coins are in: €2 and €1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 & 1 cents.
Foreign currencies and traveller’s cheques can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and airports.
Banking Hours in Belgium: Generally, Mon-Fri 08h30-15h00
Tipping is not regulated in Belgium. However, it is appreciated.