2004 conference, together with the ECEC'2004
is co-located at HUIZE
CORSEWAREN, Hasselt, Belgium
is the capital of the Belgian province of Limburg. It has a
population of 68,000, and is located 70 kilometers east of
Brussels, in the Maas-Rhine region. Hasselt has a very
contemporary demeanor. It is an administrative center as well as a
commercial one. The central "Grote Markt" may not
be that big, but the friendly atmosphere around the cosy terraces
and the numerous sidewalk cafés on the square certainly make up
for the lack of "grandeur" that typifies the Belgian
Market Square in cities such as Brussels and Antwerp. A famous
flavored Gin, spiced with juniper berries and called "Jenever",
is made in Hasselt; there are several factories, and a museum
dedicated to its history as well as the Hollywood Museum. Easily
reachable by direct train from Brussels and Liege The closest
airports are Maastricht, Brussels International, Brussels South
(Charleroi) and Cologne Airport.
actual conference site is:
get an idea where Hasselt is located in Belgium here's a map of
Top right hand corner of Belgium .
Things to see in Hasselt are the Japanese Garden, The Hollywood
Museum and the Jenever Museum. You can also do a virtual tour of
How to get to Hasselt
above, there are several airports near to Hasselt with train links
Brussels International Airport
Your best bet within Europe is to fly with SN Brussels Airlines to
get a connection here. On the Brussels International webpage you
will find links to the train connections to Brussels and further
on to Hasselt. When you arrive at Brussels Airport take the
shuttle train to Brussels North. from there a train leaves for
Hasselt every hour.
Maastricht Aachen Airport
From the airport you can take a bus or taxi to the train station.
A direct train takes you to Liege Guillemins, where you can change trains to
take a direct train to Hasselt.
Brussels South (Charleroi)
From the airport you can take a bus to Charleroi Station. From
there you take the train to Brussels South and change trains there
for Hasselt. A train for Hasselt leaves every hour.
From Cologne-Bonn Airport you can reach Cologne train station,
from which you can take the ICE train to Liege-Guillemins and then
change trains to Hasselt.
Hasselt is an IC station, accessible seven days a week.
Train information: NMBS Station Hasselt, telephone +32.(0).11 29 60 00. An information kiosk is located in the station.
For train schedules from Brussels airport and
within Belgium check here.
Bus and Car
Fast bus services from Maaseik, Lommel, Neerpelt and Geel regularly call in at Stationsplein in Hasselt. Virtually all Limburg communities have good connections with Hasselt. Bus information: De Lijn Limburg, telephone
+32 (0)11 85 03 03. An information kiosk is located at
Free city buses in Hasselt
How does this system operate?
-Monday to Saturday (not on public holidays)
Free bus services H1 to H9 depart every half hour from Stationsplein in the direction of residential areas, local boroughs, Hasselt centre and a number of tourist attractions, nature reserves and places of interest.
-On Sundays and public holidays
2 connections are available: the H11 and H12 services. They depart every hour.
-BP shuttle service
connects all stops along the inner ring road and the station (every 5 minutes)
-CP shuttle service
connects the station with the Grote Markt (central square) (every 10 minutes).
To Hasselt by car
Hasselt and its carparks are easily accessible via the E313 (exits 27-28-29) and E314 (exit 29) motorways.
detailed map of Hasselt and the Conference Location