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BLUG event: March 22-23, 2012: Venue information
Due to overwhelmingly positive feedback we have decided to go to the same hotel, the Crowne Plaza hotel in Antwerp, for the venue of our next 2-day event.
Gerard le Grellelaan 10
Phone: +32 (0)3 259 75 00
All general areas in the hotel itself have been renovated very recently,
and more than half of the rooms.
All guests can freely make use of the brand new swimming pool, sauna and fitness areas.
Wifi is free for all guests anywere in the hotel, limited to 60 Mb/day.
BLUG guests can use the code 'BLUG' to have unlimited access!
If you want to book the hotel at a better rate, use this reservation link.
Read this first: Enter your check-in, check-out dates, and click 'View Rates'. Select your preferred room type, and fill in your coordinates and payment method.
Note that rooms are 125 or 135 EUR. Friday and Saturday nights are only 99 EUR (this is NOT mentioned on your reservation confirmation, but will be correct when you check out).
Breakfast is included in these rates.
Close to the event, our contingency of rooms might be exhausted. Use the hotel's direct link to reserve a room:www.crowneplazaantwerp.be.
Car: The hotel itself is very easy to get to by car, as it is next to major highways, and on the outskirts of the city.
There is plenty of parking space at and around the hotel. Outside of the hotel it's free!
We've made arrangements with the hotel, so parking there will be cheaper (than last year).
Ask for your exit voucher at the BLUG counter, when you leave the event.
Air: It is easy to get to from the Airport of Zaventem (Brussels).
There is an hourly shuttle service from SN Brussels Airways, which is about 10 EUR per trip.
The shuttle has a stop right in front of the hotel. It takes about 45 minutes.
You can also take a taxi. This is much more expensive and will be around 85 EUR.
If Manchester or London City airports are an option for you, you can fly straight into Antwerp. The airport is small but very convenient.
From the Airport of Brussels South (Charleroi) there are regular buses to Antwerp too, about 20 EUR per trip. More info en.airportbus.eu. That bus stops at Berchem (railway) Station, 2 km. from the hotel.
Some people prefer to fly into Amsterdam, as they sometimes offer cheaper flights. From Schiphol, you can take a train to Antwerp too: www.thalys.com/fr/en/timetables. It stops at Antwerp Central station.
Railway: As the hotel is rather close (about 2 km.) from the railway station 'Antwerpen Berchem', you could take the train too.
You can also stop at Antwerp Central, which is a very beautiful railway station, but the taxi to the hotel will take longer and will be more expensive.
Late arrival at the hotel is guaranteed for BLUG guests.
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