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Light in the City in Hasselt - practical information

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Conference venue

Hasselt University
Martelarenlaan 42
3500 Hasselt
Belgium

Hasselt city map

Click here to view the map of the City of Hasselt.

Accomodation

Some hotel rooms in Hasselt have been pre-reserved and will offer a special rate negotiated for the participants of the Light in the City event. Participants are invited to make their own reservation directly with the hotel. Click here for more information.

Accessibility of Hasselt

By train from Brussels Airport

On arrival to Brussels Airport, take the “Airport City Express” to the Brussels North Station (“Brussel-Noord/-Bruxelles-Nord”). This train runs 4 times per hour. The trip takes 21 minutes. The first train is at 05:31, the last train is at 00:20.

From Brussels North Station, take the train to Hasselt. This train runs 2 times per hour at 7 and at 34 minutes past the hour. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. The first train is at 05:07, the last train is at 22:34.

IMPORTANT: Please also make sure you are in the right compartment. Trains often split in Landen (third stop from Brussels North), only the front part goes to Hasselt.

Information about timetables of train can be found here.

By train from other parts of Belgium

From Brussels: the above mentioned train from Brussels North Station to Hasselt comes from Blankenberge and Bruges and passes through Brussels South Station (“Brussel-Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi”) twice each hour, and Brussels Central Station (Bruxelles-Central / Brussel-Centraal) twice each hour.

From Liège (Guillemins): take the train in the direction of Antwerp. This train runs every hour at 10 minutes past the hour and arrives to Hasselt after 64 minutes. First train at 07:10 (arrival in Hasselt at 08:14) last train at 22:10 (arrival in Hasselt at 23:14).

From Antwerp: take the train in the direction of Liège. This train runs 2 times every hour at 16 and 34 minutes past the hour and arrives to Hasselt after 66 minutes. The first train leaves at 05:34, the last one at 22:34.

Information about timetables of train can be found here.

By car

From Brussels: first take the direction of Liège. Next (near Leuven) take the A2 in the direction of Aachen. Then (near Lummen) take the E313 in the direction of Liège. Take Exit 28 (Hasselt-Zuid).
From Liège: take the E313 in the direction of Antwerp. Take Exit 28 (Hasselt-Zuid).
From Germany: take the E314 in the direction of Antwerp. Take the first exit to Hasselt; Exit 29 (Houthalen-Helchteren).

Click here to view the parking plan of the city.

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