The heart of Bruges (written “Brugge” in the Dutch language), surrounded by an almost continuous ring of canals, is the best preserved example of medieval Flanders. The city center is known as the ‘the Venice of the North’ and beautiful pictures can be taken around every corner. Bruges has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.

With the city center closed off to cars, all the stunning beauty and culture of this unforgettable city can be easily explored on foot, by boat ride along quiet canals, or by horse-drawn carriage over cobblestone streets. Although Bruges is a small city, it is worthwhile to explore all of its architectural and artistic treasures, folklore, chocolate shops, lace boutiques, and local restaurants. More info:

The conference will take place at Site Oud Sint-Jan, Mariastraat 38, 8000 Brugge. The “Old St-Jan” congress and event center is housed in a historic building: a 19th century hospital. One of the first hospitals of Europe was already located on this site in the Middle Ages.

The congress and event center is in the very heart of Bruges. The beautiful garden of the site looks onto the tower of the Church of Our Lady. The Oud Sint-Jan (Old Saint John) Site has its own parking facility (Zonnekemeers entrance) and is within walking distance (800 m) of the train station of Bruges.