Venue and Accomodation

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Venue:The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe

The historical Irish College of Leuven was founded 400 years ago and houses these days The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe. The complex is bathed in a unique monastic atmosphere, though the building is equipped with the latest meeting facilities. Today, the 17th century chapel is a beautiful auditorium, fully equipped for simultaneous interpretation and with all the audiovisual equipment you could need. There are also meeting rooms, the delicious gourmet restaurant Ulysses, a cosy courtyard and comfortable guestrooms that overlook the vast and peaceful garden.

Janseniusstraat 1, 3000 Leuven, tel + 32 16 310 430, fax 32 16 310 431

Directions from railway station in Leuven to the Leuven Institute:


 Take a bus (from the Railway Station to the Institute): Bus number 2 (direction Naamsepoort/Heverlee) leaves from the railway station every 15 minutes (in rush hour between 07.00-9.00 and 16.00-19.00, every 8 minutes).

 Get off at Sint Michielskerk (St Michael’s Church), which is on your left and on your right is the GB Express supermarket.

 Walk down Sint Antoniusberg hill and arrive on Pater Damiaanplein.

 On the left corner of the square is the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe.

Walking (20 mins)

 Take Bondgenotenlaan (the big shopping street) which is the long straight street right ahead of you as you come out of the station.

 Continue on this road and you will see St Peter’s Cathedral and the town hall as you approach

the end of the street.

 Continue on the large square (Grote Markt) while keeping St Peter’s Cathedral on the right and

the town hall on your left.

 Exit the square at the far left corner. You will then pass the McDonalds on your left.

 You are now on the Oude Markt (Old square).

 On the Oude Markt, walk to the very end and turn right onto a short downhill slope and then turn left onto Parijsstraat. Follow Parijsstraat- you’ll see ‘‘Cafe t’ Vervolg’’ at the end of the street. Walk towards this until you come to Pater Damiaanplein (small square on your right). Go to the bottom of the square and take the small street on your left-hand side.

 The Leuven Institute is the first building on the left. It is a redbrick building with a glass door.

You will need to ring the bell on the right-hand side to gain entry.

If you have any problems in reaching the Institute, call on +32 16 31 04 30

Reception is open Monday-Friday 08.30-18.00

The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe• Janseniusstraat 1• 3000 Leuven• Belgium Phone: +32 16

31 04 30• Fax: +32 16 31 04 31•



Participants are requested to make their own reservations directly with the hotels. Please note that special offers may be available on other sites on the internet, please take the liberty to use these promotional rates.

It is recommended to make room reservations at the venue ‘The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe’ by e-mail ( ).

Please use the reservation code: NISALS 2014

Other hotels in Leuven are listed below.

Note: The reservation code ‘NISALS 2014’ is not valid these hotels.


Hotel Binnenhof (* * *)

A stone's throw away from the town hall Hotel Binnenhof offers you a warm welcome. Recently renovated hotel with spacious, comfortable rooms. Extensive and cooked breakfast buffet. You will be surrounded by the attentions of an experienced team.

Maria Theresiastraat 65, 3000 Leuven, tel +32 16 20 55 92, fax +32 16 50 22 10

IBIS Leuven Centrum (* *)

The hotel is located in the heart of the city and has rooms with modern furnishings, designed to offer maximum comfort in a rational space. The bar is open day and night. Private car park.

Brusselsestraat 52, 3000 Leuven, tel +32 16 29 31 11, fax +32 16 23 87 92

IBIS Budget

The hotel is located in the heart of the city, near the train station, and has comfortable rooms with internet
and flatscreen tv’s. Brussels Airport is only 12 min away from Leuven train station.

Martelarenlaan 10, 3000 Leuven, tel + 32 16 47 98 80, fax + 32 16 47 98 81

La Royale (* *)

With its refurbished interior La Royale ensures an enjoyable stay. Glorious breakfasts. Situated in the centre of Leuven opposite the station, the hotel is ideal for day trips, walking and more. Night reception makes it accessible 24 hours a day.

Martelarenplein 6, 3000 Leuven, tel +32 16 22 12 52, fax +32 16 29 52 52

Martin's Klooster (* * * *)

Refined hotel in a former monastery. Suites and rooms of exceptional proportions and comfort. Peace, luxury, charm and ambiance in the magnificent historical centre of Leuven.

Predikherenstraat 22. 3000 Leuven, tel +32 16 21 31 41, fax +32 16 22 31 00

Mercure Leuven Center (* * *)

Located in the centre of the convivial student town of Leuven, the hotel has 93 standard and 8 executive rooms, all of which have been refurbished and are suitable for both business visitors and tourists. Refurbished bar and full champagne breakfast.

Alfons Smetsplein 7, 3000 Leuven, tel +32 16 31 76 00, fax +32 16 31 76 01

Hotel New Damshire (* * *)

Pleasant hotel in the centre of Leuven 5 min. walking from the market square and the large Beguine convent. Rooms with bathroom, TV, telephone, mini-bar and safe. Private car park.

Schapenstraat 1, 3000 Leuven, tel +32 16 74 52 45, fax +32 16 74 52 46

Novotel Leuven Centrum (* * *)

This delightful, family hotel is situated a short walk from Leuven centre and the station. The modern rooms
have all mod cons. The hotel features its own brasserie, “Foodsquare”, with special children's menu.

Vuurkruisenlaan 4, 3000 Leuven, tel +32 16 21 32 00, fax +32 16 21 32 01

Park Inn (* * *)

Book a stay at the new Park Inn hotel in Leuven, Belgium and experience a modern, convenient stay just steps from Leuven Central Station and the Martelarensquare . From this hotel, guests are perfectly situated to explore the city's numerous cultural sites, eateries, bars and universities. With 133 well-equipped and modern guest rooms, along with a business centre, meeting facilities and high-speed Internet access, the hotel is the ideal base for business or leisure travellers in Leuven.

Martelarenlaan 36, 3000 Leuven, tel +32 16 60 10 00, fax +32 16 60 07 26

Budget accommodation possibilities

Youth hostel "De Blauwput":

Youth hostel "Leuven City Hostel":

Student residence "The Viking":