Venue

Karel de Grote Hogeschool welcomes us in their facilities at Campus Zuid in Antwerp for learning, sharing and working on all things Drupal.
Below you can find information on how to get there, and what's available to explore in the neighbourhood. Feel free to contact us if you have additional questions.

Karel de Grote Hogeschool - Campus Zuid
Brusselstraat 45
2018 Antwerpen

The venue can be reached easily by public transport, by bike or on foot; Coming by car however is not recommended though - see below.

By public transport

The venue is close to the Antwerpen-Zuid train station and multiple tram- and buslines.

Train

Train station :"Antwerpen-Zuid" is about 500 meters away from the campus. Check the belgianrail.be site for timetables and more info.

International trains

If you are coming from abroad by Thalys train (e.g. from Paris or Amsterdam), you can arrive at "Antwerpen-Centraal" or "Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi", and will need to transfer from those stations to "Antwerpen-Zuid". 

Tram / bus

In close vicinity to the campus you can find multiple tram- and buslines. The closest stops near the campus are:

Stop "Troonplaats"

ca. 110 meter from campus, approx. 3 min. walk (stop numbers 102733 & 107065)

  • Bus 30 / 34: Zuid – Borgerhout – Berchem – Zuid
  • Bus 180: Aartselaar – Groenplaats
  • Bus 181: Rumst – Aartselaar – Groenplaats
  • Bus 182: Boom – Aartselaar – Groenplaats
  • Bus 183: Niel – Aartselaar – Groenplaats

Stop "Bolivarplaats"

ca. 250 meter from campus, approx. 4 min. walk (stop numbers 101756 en 101757)

  • Tram 4: Hoboken – Silsburg
  • Tram 8: P+R Wommelgem – Zuid

Switch stop "Zuid"

ca. 160 meter from campus, approx. 3 min. walk 

  • Tram 4: Hoboken – Silsburg
  • Tram 8: P+R Wommelgem – Zuid
  • Tram 10: P+R Schoonselhof – Wijnegem
  • Bus 290: Boom - Niel – Antwerpen
  • Bus 295: Boom - Predikherenvelden - Niel – Antwerpen 
  • Bus 500: Mechelen - Rumst - Boom – Antwerpen

More info:

By bike

You can put your bike in the bike storage in the basement of the campus. Biking from station "Antwerpen-Centraal" or "Antwerpen-Berchem" to the campus would take you about 15 minutes.

Want to use a rental bike? Check out Velo Antwerpen.
There are 2 stations nearby: Troonplaats (086) & station Antwerpen-Zuid (010).

By car

Important: The campus is in the Antwerp 'low-emission zone'. This means your car will potentially not be allowed to enter this zone, if it is considered too polluting. To check if you can enter this zone, you can do an online test. Note that foreign license plates will always need to be registered to enter this zone (except for most Dutch plates). Be sure to check the "Slim naar Antwerpen" website to check for your specific use case!

Warning: The "Leien" are closed in both directions for road works, which might impact your access to the campus. Please check the slimnaarantwerpen.be website for more information regarding this.

Parking: There is no parking available at the campus itself. You can park in the area at the Provinciaal Instituut PIVA (at the Desguinlei) and on the Vlaamse Kaai. Campus Zuid is located in the green parking zone. More info on parking zones and prices can be found on the antwerpen.be site (in Dutch).

By airplane

The nearest airport is Brussels Airport - Zaventem (BRU). From Brussels Airport there are 1-2 trains per hour to Antwerp. The train trip will take about 32 minutes. Alternatively, there is also a Antwerp - Brussels Airport Express shuttle bus.

The closest alternative international airport would be Eindhoven Airport (EIN). There is no easy train transport from Eindhoven to Antwerp though, although you could use the Flixbus shuttle service between Eindhoven and Antwerp.

Warning:
Do not choose “Antwerp International Airport” (ANR) or “Brussels South Charleroi” (CRL) as your destination airport! ANR is a small regional airport serving a limited amount of flights between neighboring countries. CRL is a bigger airport, but too far from the venue to be convenient.

Accessibility

The venue is fully wheelchair-accessible. Please note that to reach the conference rooms, you will need to take a small detour to get to the elevators. Be sure to ask our staff for help or more information.

Visiting Antwerp

As Lonely Planet puts it: "Appreciated by mode moguls, club queens, art lovers and diamond dealers, Belgium’s capital of cool and the country’s second-biggest city once again revels in fame and fortune. Here you’ll find a beautiful and intimate old city, an astonishing number of world-acclaimed fashion designers and a fast-changing, exciting pace of life. The whole city is something of an architectural museum, from the medieval riverside fortress to modern waterfront creations."

Make sure to explore the very rich cultural heritage of the city of Antwerp, as well as the vibrant atmosphere. More information about what to see and do while in Antwerp, can be found on the following websites: