Travel & Accomodation
The Summer School on Organised Crime will be hosted by the K.U. Leuven Faculty of Law, which is only twenty kilometers away from Brussels, Belgium's capital.
Arriving by Plane
If travelling by plane to Belgium, you will land at Brussels Airport, also known as Zaventem Airport or Brussels International Airport. The airport has its own railway station, where you can take a train directly to Leuven.
Arriving by Train
It is easy to reach Leuven by train from either London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Brussels or Brussels Airport. Belgium operates a policy of cheap rail travel, with students enjoying cheaper fares.
Navigate to the site of the NMBS (Nationale Maatschappij der Belgische Spoorwegen - National Company of Belgian Railroads) where you can find online the train best suiting your time of arrival.
Arriving by Car
Leuven can easily be reached by car, since it is situated near a number of main motorways (E40 and E314).
If you come from Brussels:
- Follow the E40 highway to the E314 highway to Genk/Hasselt/Leuven
- Take exit 15: LEUVEN exit “Leuven centrum”(centre of Leuven town)
Upon Arrival in Leuven
If you arrive in Leuven by train, travelers immediately enter the heart of the city. The station is situated in the centre of the city and close by there is one of the busiest bus stations in Belgium. With a lot of luggage, taking the bus to one’s destination can be helpful. If you need information about the bus network, visit the website of the Flemish bus company, called the De Lijn (in English The Line).
For further information, visit “Travelling to Leuven”.
Accommodation in Leuven
Included in the Summer School fees, there is a 14-night stay in a double room in Leuven's brand new Youth Hostel, the Blauwput, which is very close to the train station and the city centre.
Every room in the Bauwput has its own private bathroom. Breakfast is also included.
For more information follow this link
If you want to have a single room, you can stay in a small, family-run hotel De Pastorij, which is just few hundred meters from the K.U.Leuven Faculty of Law.
If you pay an extra amount of 75 Euro per night, you will be able to rent a single room for 14 nights with your private bathroom. Breakfast is also included.
Find more information at this link
For further alternatives, please check here
The Summer School on Organised Crime will be hosted by the K.U. Leuven Faculty of Law. All academic activities will take place in the centre of Leuven. While meeting rooms and access to the library will be provided by the Faculty of Law (Tiensestraat 41), the lectures and subsequent discussion will take place in the Justus Lipsiuszaal of the Faculty of Arts (8th floor, Blijde Inkomststraat 21).
Below you can find a map with the most important places.
For a more detailed map and the legend follow this link.