How to get
The XI CEDIA Conference will be held on Square meeting Center, rue Mont des Arts 1 glass entrance – 1000 Brusells, Belgio.
how to get to Brussels from:
Brussels airport (14 km from the city centre)
From the airport you can reach Brussels:
- By taxi:a 20-minute ride, costing €45,00 on average.
- By train:the train station is at Terminal 1. Frequent train connections – every 15 minutes – provide links with the main railway stations (Gare du Nord, Gare Centrale and Gare du Midi) at a cost of € 8,50.
The journey takes 15 to 25 minutes, depending on the station you want to reach.
- By bus: the airport line shuttleconnects the airport to the Schuman station (European Quarter); the ticket costs €5,00 and the journey takes approximately 30 minutes.
From Brussels South Charleroi Airport: (60 km from the city centre)
- Charleroi-Brussels bus shuttleleaves every thirty minutes, at 15 and 45 past the hour; it takes approximately 50 minutes to get to the Gare du Midi. A one-way ticket costs €13,00 a return ticket costs € 22,00
- By train:to reach the railway station you need to take a bus, which will take you to the Charleroi station in 20 minutes. Once you reach the station, it takes about an hour by train to reach the centre of Brussels. The ticket costs € 11,70 one-way, € 18,00 for a return ticket.
The closest underground station is Gare Centrale/Centraal Station on Lines 1 and 5.
In addition, trains to and from Brussels airport also stop here.
Square meeting center is a short walk from the station (less than 5 minutes).
The conference centre area is served by several bus lines. You can use the following link for calculating the shortest way to reach us:
Things to see
- The Grand Place
Considered one of the most beautiful squares in the world and listed as a World Heritage Site, the Grand Place is surrounded by beautiful Gothic and Baroque style buildings; prominent among those buildings are the Hotel de Ville and the various buildings of guilds.
- Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudule:
Splendid Gothic church, with beautiful stained glass windows donated by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
- Royal Palace
Still the residence of the Belgian royal family, the palace has beautiful, finely furnished rooms and several paintings of prominent artists; close to the palace is the Parc de-Bruxelles, thirteen acres of green with wonderful fountain displays and historic buildings.
- Royal Museum of Fine Arts:
This majestic complex comprises four museums – the Museum of Ancient Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Wiertz Museum and the Meunier Museum – which house more than 20,000 exhibits. Here you can see some of the world’s finest collections of Flemish art and marvel at the masterpieces of the masters: Rubens, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Guardi and Guercino, to name just a few.
This gigantic atom, on a scale of 165 million to 1, is still the symbol of the city. Inside you can enjoy various exhibition spaces and eating areas, as well as a splendid view of the city from the top floor restaurant, at a 102 meters height.
- Comics museum:
The city has always been home to some of the most popular comics in the world, and is also home to a museum in which interactive exhibitions reveal the secrets of many comic book heroes.
- Magritte Museum:
Anyone who is fond of surrealist art must visit this museum, which houses famous paintings by the Belgian artist
- Mannequin Piss:
Now one of the most famous symbols of Brussels, the statue – about 50 cm – was built during the reign of the Archdukes Albert and Isabella to supply drinking water to the neighbourhood; however, legend has it that the child who is portrayed extinguished the burning fuse of a bomb meant to hit the Grand-Place and that this fountain, which is now a top tourist sight, was built in his honour as a token of gratitude.