St Peter’s Abbey

Sint-Pietersplein 9
9000 Ghent


St Peter’s Abbey is a former Benedictine abbey, founded in the late seventh century by the Christian missionary Amand in order to convert the pagan inhabitants of the region. The Abbey was originally called Blandinium after its location on the Blandijn Hill, where the UGent Faculty of Arts and Philosophy is situated as well. Nowadays, St Peter’s Abbey has built up a strong reputation as a museum and exhibition centre.


Mercator A104

Abdisstraat 1
9000 Ghent

Travel instructions

Getting to Ghent


Take a train to Ghent St-Pieters station. For information about train time tables, click here.

From Brussels South Charleroi Airport, you can take either public transport (bus and trains) or the Flibco bus.

  • Public transport: Bus A (TEC) to Charleroi Sud station (20 minutes) + direct train to Brussels-Midi (50 minutes). From there, a second direct train will take you to Ghent-Sint-Pieters in about 30 minutes.
  • Flibco shuttle bus: every 2 to 3 hours, a shuttle bus goes straight from Charleroi airport to Ghent-Sint-Pieters in about 1 hour and 30 minutes.


Getting around in Ghent


There is a good bus and tram network throughout the city. Single tickets cost €2,50 (valid for 60 minutes). A ticket valid for 10 rides costs €17. There are also day tickets (€7,50, valid for 24 hours).

However, Ghent is pretty manageable on foot (or bicycle) as well. For a map of the city, click here (or many other websites).

For the city’s touristic brochures (in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish), please visit



The city of Ghent hosts a large number of fine hotels. The ones listed below are conveniently located at walking distance from the conference venue. Most of them are also well connected to the venue by tram.

Another alternative, often also cheaper than a hotel room, could be one of the many B&B’s spread across the city.



A good place to be inspired when looking for a restaurant, is Vlaanderenstraat or Oudburg; there are simply too many good restaurants there, of very different styles and cuisines, to mention them all here.

Ghent is Europe’s Veggie Capital, so 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:

Financial support

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Note that this information is not considered when making acceptance decisions.