Special Interest Group Meeting: Additive Manufacturing
10th – 11th October 2017

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Special Interest Group Meeting: Additive Manufacturing
10th – 11th October 2017, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), BE

KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium’s largest university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe.

This prestigious building of 1317 was originally the municipal Cloth Hall and only comprised a ground floor in Gothic style. In 1432 the newly founded university was housed in the wing on the Krakenstraat. The hall was used as a lecture hall until the First World War. In 1679 the city sold the entire building to the University who then immediately built the baroque first floor. In 1723 the Rega wing was added (classical sandstone façade overlooking Oude Markt). Today the Registrar’s Office is housed here.

Venue location: “Auditorium van de Tweede Hoofdwet”, Kasteelpark Arenberg 41, 3001 Leuven, Belgium 

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Places to Stay

Hotels near KU Leuven:-

Here are a selection of hotels in Leuven catering for different budgets.  Click on the name of the hotel to go directly to their website or alternatively use booking sites such as laterooms.com or booking.com where you will often receive good rates and other choices. Please note delegates are responsible for their own accommodation bookings.

4 Star
Novotel Leuven, Vuurkruisenlaan 4
Begijnhof Congreshotel, Tervuursevest 70
Het Klooster Hotel, (Martin’s Hotels), Predikherenstraat 22

3 Star
Penta Hotel, Alfons Smetpleins 7
Park Inn Leuven, Martelarenlaan 36
Ibis Hotel Leuven, Brusselsestraat 52-58
Theater Hotel, Bondgenotenlaan 20
Hotel New Damshire, Damiaanplein Schapenstraat 1
Hotel Binnenhof, Maria Theresiastraat 65

2 Star
10 Ibis Budget Leuven Centrum, Martelarenlaan 10


Getting to Leuven

By plane
Brussels National Airport (Zaventem) is 28 km from Leuven. www.brusselsairport.be

The airport has its own train station (Brussels National Airport), with direct trains to Leuven. The station is underneath the airport and is accessed via lifts and escalators in the arrivals hall. Several car hire companies also operate from Brussels Airport.

Brussels South Charleroi Airport is 90 km from Leuven. www.charleroi-airport.com

If you land here, you can take the bus to Charleroi railway station and take a train from there to Leuven. Several car hire companies also operate from Charleroi Airport.

By train
Leuven is easy to reach by train from all Belgian and European cities. The station is very close to the town centre. www.belgianrail.be

Leuven is a 20-minute train ride from Brussels, 45 minutes from Antwerp, 50 minutes from Liège and 1.5 hours from the Belgian coast.

The train journey from Leuven to Brussels South (Zuid) Station takes just half an hour. If you take the Eurostar or the Thalys you can be in Paris in 1.5 hours and in London, Amsterdam or Cologne in 2.5 hours.

By car
Leuven is located at the junction of two important motorways: the E40 and E314.  Parking is a premium in Leuven.

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