About Ghent



© UGent, foto Jonas Vandecasteele en Yentl Vandendriessche

As Ghent is one of the most touristic cities in Belgium, hotels are usually quite full, so we recommend you book your accommodation well in advance.

Some hotel options close to the conference venue are:

In addition, nice rooms are available for more convenient prices at the Youth Hostel. Another alternative, often also cheaper than a hotel room, could be one of the many B&B‘s spread across the city.



The city of Ghent is home to lots of good restaurants, of different styles and cuisines. In general, booking a table in advance is always a good idea. A good place to be inspired when looking for a restaurant is the Vlaanderenstraat or the Oudburg.

Ghent is Europe’s Veggie Capital (e.g., all official canteens have one vegetarian day per week, and a vegetarian option every day). There are plenty of cafés and restaurants known especially for their vegetarian and/or vegan dishes:

More generally, these restaurants are particularly popular among tourists as well as locals: