Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte UGent

InDIalog 4 takes place at the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication (yellow dot on the map), Ghent University, Abdisstraat 1, Ghent. The venue is a 10 minutes’ walk from Ghent’s main station, Ghent-Sint Pieters, and connected to the city centre by tram lines 2 and 4 (stop Koning Albertbrug).


The city of Ghent

Ghent (in Dutch: Gent) lies in the heart of Flanders, between Bruges, Antwerp and Brussels. After first evolving from a group of settlements near the confluence of the rivers Schelde and Leie, including one around the castle of the counts of Flanders, Ghent soon prospered due to the textile trade, which made it one of the largest and richest cities north of the Alps during the high and late Middle Ages. 

Throughout the ages, Ghent has been at the crossroads of the major political and economic trends and events of Western Europe. Spanish, Austrian, German, Dutch, French, English and other influences have enriched the city with a unique blend of styles, traditions, architecture, and culinary styles. Thanks to its rich medieval and post-medieval heritage, and an appealing mix combining an imposing past with a lively present, Ghent is often referred to as the historical heart of Flanders and one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. 

Any list of “things to see” should include the medieval port, the Gravensteen Castle, the belfry, the cathedral with the famous late-Gothic painting “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” by the brothers Van Eyck, the Church of Saint Nicolas, the three beguinages, the city’s award-winning history museum (STAM), several monasteries, etc. Check the city’s tourism website http://www.visitgent.be/en/home for more information.

How to get to Ghent?

From Brussels Airport to Gent Sint-Pieters station

In the airport building, go to level –1 and take the train with direction Gent Sint-Pieters station (we advise you not to take the train which passes through Aalst, because this will take longer). There is a direct train every hour, but you can also take the train to Brussel Noord station at the airport, where about three trains an hour leave for Ghent.

From the Brussels stations to Gent Sint-Pieters station

Arriving by train in Brussels: Switch to one of the many intercity trains (IC) to or via “Gent-Sint-Pieters”, Ghent’s main railway station (directions “Brugge”, “Knokke/Blankenberge”, “Oostende” all stop in Ghent). Ghent is on the crossroads of the international lines “London-Brussel-Köln” and “Antwerpen-Lille-Paris”.






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