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CSW Europe 2016 Venue

Crowdsourcing Week Global 2016 will take place at Chancellery Auditorium, BNP Paribas Fortis, Rue de la Chancellerie 1 in Brussels. As you can see from the map, it’s located right in the heart of central Brussels.

It is just a 1 minute walk east of the Centraal subway and train stations.

Hotels

Book a hotel now before they fill! Recommended hotels near the venue:

Hotel Saint Nicolas
Brussels Marriott Hotel
Novotel Brussels
Hotel Ibis Brussels

Parking Near The Venue

The nearest available parking is at the public Albertina Parking (2 entrances: Rue des Sols or Place de la Justice 16). This parking is at walking distance from the Chancellery Auditorium. Count 15€ for a whole day and 10€ for a half day (4 hours).

Getting To Brussels

Right in the heart of Europe, Brussels has superb air, road and rail connections. More than 60 million Europeans live within 300km of Brussels, less than two hours by high-speed train. For those who fly in, it takes only 20 minutes from the airport to the city centre. And when you have arrived, it’s easy to move around the compact city, by public transport or on foot.

Train Stations in Brussels

Société nationale des Chemins de Fer belges (SNCB)

There are fivemain stations serving the Brussels-Capital Region, all interlinked. For all information concerning passenger transport in Belgium and abroad, T (0)2 528 28 28

National traffic: 7 a.m. -9.15 p.m.

International traffic and reservations, Eurostar; TGV, Thalys Info: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; WE: 9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. www.sncb.be

The main stations

  • Central Station Carrefour de l’Europe 2 – 1000
  • South Station rue de France 2 – 1070
    For London: Eurostar
    For Paris: Thalys
    For France: TGV
  • North Station rue du Progrès 85 – 1210
    For Amsterdam
  • Luxembourg Station place du Luxembourg – 1040
    For Luxembourg
  • Schuman Station Rond-point Schuman – 1040
    Serves European institutions.

Airport in Brussels

Brussels Airport

Diabolo infrastructure  providea a quick and direct link between the SNCB station under the airport terminal and the main stations in Brussels (Brussels-Nord, Brussels-Central and Brussels-Midi).

Direct trains run every 15 minutes in both directions. It takes just 17 minutes to travel into central Brussels.

For train times, check the journey planner  or via the SNCB app.

To pay for this new infrastructure, every passenger travelling to or from Brussels National Airport has to pay a Diabolo supplement on top of the ticket price.

The standard ticket price for travel between the airport and the Brussels Zone is €8.50 per journey, which includes the Diabolo fee. If you already have an SNCB ticket, you will have to pay the Diabolo fee separately.  More information

Up to 4 children under 12 can travel free of charge if they are accompanied by a paying passenger. In addition, any ticket to or from a station in the Brussels Zone entitles you to travel by train all day between all stations in the Brussels Zone on the date of travel.

Where can I buy my ticket (up to 31 days in advance)?

  • Avoid the queues, buy your ticket online or via the mobile site m.sncb.be
  • At the station, from the ticket machines or the ticket office All information is available at www.sncb.be or by calling +32 (0)2 528.28.28

Brussels South Charleroi Airport

By train

You can easily connect to Brussels South Charleroi Airport from any Belgian station. If you select “Charleroi South Airport” as the departure or destination station, you will receive a combined Train + Bus ticket. With this ticket you can travel to Charleroi-South station by train, then take one of the many buses on Line A, which provides a direct link between the station and the airport terminal and takes just a few minutes. The ticket price includes the train and the bus transfer. A quick, efficient and great-value way to get your journey off to a flying start.

Where can I buy my ticket (up to 31 days in advance)?

  • Online
  • At the station, from the ticket machines or the ticket office
  • There are three ticket machines at the airport near the TEC bus boarding area, to the left of the terminal exit. You can buy a combined Bus + Train ticket or a ticket for the bus only if you already have an SNCB ticket.

Carpooling

Do you want to travel through Europe at a lower cost? Eurostop and Blablacar are a platform of cheap carpool offers for journeys all over Europe.

What are the benefits?

  • You save money by sharing travelling costs
  • You enjoy company during the journey
  • You help beautifying urban landscape by reducing traffic and parking

More info on www.eurostop.be and www.blablacar.com.

Transports in Brussels

Public transports

Most public transport in the Brussels-Capital Region is organized by the STIB (Société des Transports intercommunaux bruxellois).
The network includes metro lines, which connect the eastern and western districts of the city. Pre-metro lines (trams in the tunnels) complete the metro service. A great many metro lines also have above ground bus and tram connections.
Timetables: 6 a.m. – midnight – consult the timetables shown at the stops.

Maps of the network are available free of charge from the information service at the metro stations and at the welcome desks of the tourist offices Visitbrussels Town Hall of Brussels, Grand-Place | 1000 Brussels and BIP – rue Royale 2-4 | Brussels 1000

Bike renting

Rent a bike everywhere in the city! www.villo.be

Taxis

  • Three elements make up the price of a taxi ride:
    – the price per km (1,66 € or 2,70 € depending on whether the journey is inside or outside the 19 districts of Brussels);
    – fixed charge: 2,40 € (4,40 € at night) ;
    – the waiting time: 30,00 € per hour; certain companies charge reduced fares for journeys to the airport.

    Tips and service are included in the price of the journey as shown on the meter, but a small extra tip is always well-received. For all complaints, first of all note the registration number of the taxi, its make and colour.

    Contact the CCN – Service régional des Taxis et Limousines rue du Progrès 80 bte 1 • 1030 T 0800/94 001 www.taxi.irisnet.be

    Brussels Taxi Companies:

    Autolux : Tel. (0)2 411 41 42
    Taxis Bleus : Tel. (0)2 268 00 00
    Taxis Orange : Tel. (0)2 349 43 43
    Taxis Verts : Tel. (0)2 349 49 49

    Did you know that:

    The driver must start the meter at the start of the journey.
    You’ll be given a printed receipt at the end of the journey.
    Unless pre-booked, only taxis bearing the official Brussels taxi sign are licensed to take you.

    Carpooling

    Carpoolplaza is Belgium’s largest carpooling platform, providing daily. 4500 carpool offers. Find now carpoolpartners and make your journey from and toward work more pleasant and economical.
    More info : www.carpoolplaza.be

    Eventpool Fun starts in your car! Carpool or share a cab from and toward your favourite events (festivals, concerts, sport events, etc.). Share the fun, share your ride! More info: www.eventpool.be

    Cambio : You need a car from time to time?  Consider Cambio. Pay as you drive! With Cambio carsharing, you have a car ready where you want, when you want and without the costs and bother of an own car.  You drive, Cambio takes care of the car.
    More info: www.cambio.be

    Parking

    For more than 50 years, the Interparking Group, a leader in the parking sector, has been a recognised expert in the design, development and operation of public car parks for off-street and on-street parking.
    http://www.interparking.com

    Information from visit.brussels