Hogeschool Gent welcomes us in their facilities near the Saint-Pieters station in Ghent.
V. Vaerwyckweg 1
Drupalcamp is in Building B. See the pointer in the map for the exact location.
The venue can be reached easily by public transport, on foot, or by car; lying in between the Saint-Pieters train station and the R4 motorway around Ghent.
The location is fully wheelchair-accessible.
By public transport
Campus Schoonmeersen of HoGent is located within walking distance from Gent Sint-Pieters station, Ghent's main railway station.
Check the train table
Taking the "Voskenslaan" street from the station it is a 600 meters walk. Walk until house nr 270, where you will see an indication "Campus Hogeschool Gent".
If you prefer not to walk, take the tram 1 from the Gent Sint Pieters station in the direction of Flanders Expo. Get of the tram at the first stop "Hogeschool Gent".
By tram / bus
Tram 1 direction "Flanders Expo" - get off at the first stop : "Hogeschool Gent".
Check the tram / bus route tables
Note: tickets can be used for both tram & bus, but not for trains.
The campus is reachable by car coming from the E40 or E17 highways, via the R4 ringway around Ghent.
Important: there are no parking spots at the Hogeschool Gent venue itself! If you park there without a valid permit, your can will be towed away.
Your best chance to find a place to park your car is to use the paid parking lot P1 - Parking Gent-Sint-Pieters, reachable through the Sint-Denijslaan, at the back of the railway station.
However, we strongly recommend you use public transportation to get to Drupalcamp Ghent. It will be less expensive and better for the environment!
The city center offers a very rich cultural heritage. Saved from major conflicts and wars, the town could preserve many medieval houses, churches and monuments, including a fortified castle. The skyline is dominated by the so called three towers; that of the Saint-Nicolas church, the Belfry and the Saint-Bavo cathedral. Two rivers (Leie and Schelde) crawl through the city, shaping harbors, banks and bridges, and finally meet at the port of Ghent (the place where the city was founded).
Vibrant Urban Life
The citizens of Ghent are known for their open minded spirit. They like to organize events that bring people together, no matter what cultural or social background you might have. The highlight of this are the famous ‘Gentse feesten’, a yearly 10 day city festival in July. But also throughout the year there are many events that are going on.
Incubator For Technology
Ghent is home to the largest university in the country, from which many initiatives and spin-offs are generated. It’s also home to many industries and as such an ideal meeting place for business.
According to their mission: “Excel in education, research, serving the community and practice the arts. Throughout the skills of her staff and graduates and by valorization of her research, the Hogeschool Gent wants to promote an open, critical and creative society”; this is the certainly the right place for Drupalcamp.