• VENUE

    Locations, transport, accommodation...

  • CITY OF HASSELT & HASSELT UNIVERSITY

    The Higher Education Summit 2022 will take place at the campus of Hasselt University, which used to be the Old Prison in the center of the city. The prison has a fascinating history. Despite the changes over the years, you’ll still see many symbols that refer to the old function of the building. Hasselt University has filled it with a new purpose, where nowadays hundreds of students study the application of law in complete freedom.

     

    City: Hasselt is the capital and largest city of the province of Limburg in the Flemish Region of Belgium with about 71,520 inhabitants.

    Climate: Hasselt has a maritime climate. The average annual temperature for Limburg is 14°C. 392 mm of rain falls in a year, 145 days are dry. The average temperature in September is 19°C. 14-day weather forecast

    Currency: The Belgian monetary unit is the Euro (EUR).

  • 5-MUST-SEE PLACES IN AND AROUND HASSELT

  • GETTING TO HASSELT

    By bike

    UHasselt Campus Hasselt has a covered bicycle shed on the Koekerellenpad (the path between the Old Prison and the green Administration Building) and a bicycle shed in the courtyard of the Old Prison (on the inner ringroad side).

     

    In the city centrer of Hasselt, camera surveillance is provided at the public bicycle sheds at the following locations:

    • Railway station (front of the station)

    • Library (both the zone near the inner ringroad and the zone on Witte Nonnenstraat) located near UHasselt Campus Hasselt

    • Quartier Bleu (underground bicycle shed at Parking Blauwe Boulevard) located a few minutes' walk from UHasselt Campus Hasselt

    • Capucienenplein (in the Twee Torenwijk district)

    • City Hall (Groenplein behind the City Hall)

    More information about the monitored bicycle sheds and the use of shared bikes can be found on the website of the City of Hasselt (in Dutch only).

    By train

    From Zaventem, Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Ghent, Leuven and Liège there are direct connections to the capital of Limburg every hour, seven days a week. More information can be found on the website of the National Railway Company of Belgium: www.nmbs.be

    From Hasselt railway station you can bike or walk to campus Hasselt, or take a bus from the front of the railway station to Kolonel Dusartplein. From K. Dusartplein you can walk to UHasselt Campus by following the signs to "faculteit Rechten – Universiteit Hasselt" (Faculty of Law – Hasselt University).

    Traveling by train is easy and cheap in Belgium, especially if you decide to share a "ticket". There are different formulas, but a RAIL PASS is not personal and costs 87 Euro with 10 trips on it. You can travel with anybody to any railway station in Belgium and have to use the pass within one year after purchase. Example: If you travel in a group of five persons to the station in Hasselt, you pay about 18 Euro. You can also buy a single ticket. Prices depend on the distance you need to travel.

    If you start your travel by train from Brussels Airport you will have to pay an extra 5.70 Euro "DIABOLO" contribution. You can pay this separately.

    By bus

    Express bus services from Maaseik, Lommel, Neerpelt and Geel regularly arrive at Hasselt station square. There are also good connections to Hasselt from practically all Limburg municipalities. The "Kolonel Dusartplein" bus stop is close to UHasselt Campus. When you get off at Kolonel Dusartplein, follow the signs to "faculteit Rechten – Universiteit Hasselt" (Faculty of Law – Hasselt University).

    The "Boulevardpendel" is a shuttle service that departs every 5 minutes from Hasselt station and takes you to the "Kolonel Dusartplein" stop in about 8 minutes.

    More information can be obtained from De Lijn Info on +32 70 220 200 (0.30 Euro per minute), the Lijnwinkel stores or www.delijn.be. There is an information office on the station’s main square.


    Real-time information on the Dusartplein Hasselt stop

    By plane

    If you are coming straight from an international airport, the easiest way is Brussels International Airport (Zaventem, Belgium). From there you take a direct train to Hasselt. Further options are:

    • Brussels Charleroi
    • Paris de Gaule (France) international airport, from there you can take the TGV to Brussels (1.5 hours) or rent a car (4 hours to UHasselt Campus Hasselt)
    • Amsterdam (the Netherlands), from there you can take the TGV to Brussels or Antwerp (1.5 hours) or rent a car (2.5 hours to UHasselt Campus Hasselt)
    • Frankfurt, London, Düsseldorf, Eindhoven
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    UHasselt Campus Hasselt

    Martelarenlaan 42

    3500 Hasselt

    Belgium

     

    Coordinates

    Latitude: 50.933586

    Longitude: 5.342306

  • ACCOMMODATION

    We recommend the following hotels, conveniently located near the venue of the Higher Education Summit. To get a discount, please book your stay through the booking links below.

  • Holiday Inn ****

    Single room:

    121 €/night + city tax: 2.5 €/person/night, including American buffet breakfast, free use of the Health Club & WIFI

    Double room:

    141 €/night + city tax: 2.5 €/person/night, including American buffet breakfast, free use of the Health Club & WIFI

     

    Sustainability:

    Green Key Label: International: Green Key is an international label represented on five continents and in 65 countries, from Belgium to South Africa. There are more than 3,200 awarded establishments.

    Eco-label: Green Key is the first quality label that promotes sustainable travel, business meetings and leisure. Our Green Key establishments are committed to a more sustainable world. Anyone staying at a Green Key site is helping to make a difference on an environmental level, without compromising on comfort or affordability.

     

    Hotel website

    BOOK HERE (incl. discount)

     

    Holiday Inn Express ***

    Single room:

    94 €/night + citytax: 2.5 €/person/night, including Continental buffet breakfast & WIFI

    Double room:

    104 €/night + citytax: 2.5 €/person/night, including Continental buffet breakfast & WIFI

     

    Sustainability:

    Green Key Label: International: Green Key is an international label represented on five continents and in 65 countries, from Belgium to South Africa. There are more than 3,200 awarded establishments.

    Eco-label: Green Key is the first quality label that promotes sustainable travel, business meetings and leisure. Our Green Key establishments are committed to a more sustainable world. Anyone staying at a Green Key site is helping to make a difference on an environmental level, without compromising on comfort or affordability.

     

    Hotel website

    BOOK HERE (incl. discount)

     

    Radisson Blu ****

    Single room:

    125 €/night + city tax: 2.5 €/person/night, including breakfast

    Double room:

    142.5 €/night + city tax: 2.5 €/person/night, including breakfast

     

    Sustainability:

    Hotel website

    ⭢ To book get a discount fill out this registration form and send an email to info.hasselt@radissonblu.com or call: +32 1177 0000

     

    Park Inn Radisson ****

    Single room:

    105 €/night + city tax: 2.5 €/person/night, including breakfast

    Double room:

    120 €/night + city tax: 2.5 €/person/night, including breakfast

     

    Sustainability:

    Hotel website

    ⭢ To book get a discount fill out this registration form and send an email to info.hasselt@radissonblu.com or call: +32 1177 0000

     

    Hashotel ****

    Single room:

    110 €/night + city tax: 2,5 €/person/night, including breakfast buffet

    Double room:

    130 €/night + city tax: 2,5 €/person/night, including breakfast buffet

     

    Sustainability:

    • Ecologically responsible guest supplies (shampoo, shower gel, ...), biodegradable

    • Vegetarian and vegan cuisine

    Hotel website

    ⭢ To book get a discount send an e-mail to info@hashotel.be using code: 06 09 22 HES.UHASSELT

    Hostel H

    Single room:

    57.15 €/night, including breakfast

    Double room:

    Age 16-29: 34.60 €/night, including breakfast

    Age 30+: 38 €/night, including breakfast

    More than two persons in one room:

    Age 16-29: 30 €/night, including breakfast

    Age 30+: 33.30 €/night, including breakfast

     

     

    Sustainability:

    Hostel website