Venue & Travel Information
The VCSEL day venue is located at U-Residence situated in the Etterbeek Campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels.
Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Generaal Jacqueslaan 271
VUB Hotel U-Residence
From the airport (Zaventem)
By train: There is an excellent connection between Zaventem airport and the center of Brussels: there are 4 trains an hour from the “-1” level of the airport building heading for Brussels North, Brussels Central and Brussels South train stations. You can take a train to Brussels North (“Nord”, “Noord”). From Brussels North, you can reach the campus by taking the train with direction “Louvain La Neuve/Université” and get of at Etterbeek. When exiting the Etterbeek train station, turn right. Passing by the CitiBank tower, the university campus is ahead (+/- 50-100 meters from the train station). You arrive at entrance 11 (see map above)
Note however that the last train that leaves from Zaventem for which a connection at Brussels North to Etterbeek is ensured is the train from 22h40 (there are still trams going to Etterbeek until around midnight). The first one in the morning with a connection to Etterbeek ensured is around 6h00.
By train and metro: From the train stop “Central Station” take metro line 5 (see a underground map) in direction H. Debroux. Get off at “Petillon” stop and follow the description in By underground (metro)
From the center of Brussels
By train: From one of the train stations Brussel South (“Midi”, “Zuid”), Brussel Central (“Central”, “Centraal”) or Brussel North (“Nord”, “Noord”), take the train with direction “Louvain La Neuve/Université”. This train stops (in this order) in Brussel South (“Midi”, “Zuid”), Brussel Central (“Central”, “Centraal”), Brussel Nord (“Nord”, “Noord”), Brussel Schuman, Brussel Luxemburg, and then halts at Etterbeek: you should get off here. When exiting the Etterbeek train station, turn right. Passing by the CitiBank tower, the university campus is ahead (+/- 50-100 meters from the train station). You arrive at entrance 11(see map above).
By tram: Line 23 and 90 pass by the university. Surest thing is to get of at the stop “Etterbeek (B)”, which is located in front of the train station. From there, follow the same direction as from the train station to arrive at the VUB campus.
By bus: bus 95 and 96 stop 20 meters from the tram stop of Etterbeek (the stop is called “Etterbeek B”), about 30 meters from the train station. See the item “By train” to reach the university campus.
By underground (metro): There is a map of the Brussels underground at the website of the MIVB. Take the subway line 5 (see a underground map), direction H. Debroux. Two metro stations are located near the university campus: “Petillon” and “Delta”. We advice to get off at Petillon, since it is easier arriving at the VUB campus from that stop.
Petillon: you should exit the metro station at the front site (direction VUB), and turn right. When you follow the road, the university campus is ahead (5-10 minutes walk). You arrive at the campus at entrance 7 (see map above).
Delta: follow the exit sign “VUB/ULB”. You surface on a small road running through the ULB (“campus de la Plaine”) (the ULB is the French sister university). Follow this road. Among others, you’ll pass one of the ULB restaurants and the ULB science building. After a 5-10 minutes walk you’ll arrive at a roundabout enclosed in the ULB campus. Behind this roundabout there is a small road leading up the hill. Go up this road, getting down at the other side you’ll arrive at our university (VUB) campus (you are now behind buildings F and G, see the map above). We advice to get off at Petillon, since it is easier arriving at the VUB campus from that stop.
By Taxi: ask the driver to go to the following address : U-residence, Generaal Jacqueslaan 271, 1050(Brussels)
Make sure that the driver brings you to the Flemish university and not to the French one (which has the same name if you translate the name to English)
By car: Google maps might give you the direction. Note: due to ongoing construction works, some entrances are not continuously accessible. If yours is blocked, try another one and see the map above to find your way on the campus.