EMN will hold its annual conference in Brussels, Belgium on Thursday 14th – Friday 15th October 2021, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
The hotel is perfectly located in the city centre of Brussels, overlooking Place Rogier and the Botanical Gardens, with must-see attractions, shopping streets, and restaurants within walking distance from the hotel. Recently renovated and refurbished, the hotel offers an on-site restaurant and bar, fitness centre, business centre, room service, and many more ameneties.
How to get to the Venue
The hotel is located within a 10-minute walk from Brussels-Nord train station as well as a 3-minute walk from metro stop Rogier.
From Brussels Airport Zaventem, you can take a direct train to the city centre and alight at Brussels-Nord Station within approx. 20 minutes.
From Brussels-Central station or Brussels-South main railway station, you can take any domestic Belgian train and alight at Brussels-Nord to reach the hotel. Alternatively, the hotel is a 15-minute walk from Brussels-Central, passing by various sights and museums on the way.
From Brussels-South main station, the hotel can also be directly reached by metro lines 1 and 6 in about 15 minutes, alighting at stop Rogier.
Book your accommodation at the same time as you register for the conference!
The European Microfinance Network has secured a room block at the DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City, where the meeting is taking place. In order to benefit from special rates, please use the following link to book your accommodation at the DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City! Enter the Group Code EMN in the option "Special Rates", if it's not automatically pre-filled.
Also check out Visit.Brussels – the official website of the city, in case you are looking for any alternative hotels.
Please ensure to take out insurance for travel and accommodation for any unforeseen circumstances, EMN cannot accept liability in the case of cancellation
Welcome to Brussels!
The capital of Belgium and also the capital for 500 million Europeans, Brussels has been waiting to share its treasures with you: from its Gothic monuments to its Art Nouveau façades, from the talent of its stylists and designers, to its delicacies, and surrealism which can be found on every street corner.
The region’s stormy history is no doubt the reason for its open-mindedness, warmth and friendliness: Brussels adapts to its visitors, so everyone feels at home here, whatever the season, whatever your age, whatever your interests.
People like Brussels for its broad thoroughfares and little side streets; getting lost in them is a real pleasure because the different city districts are full of surprises. Be guided by the hand, by your eyes, and by your heart.
Well situated between France and the Netherlands, Belgium encompasses all the best that Europe has to offer in an area no bigger than 30 688 sq km. Within the span of one day you can take a romantic cruise, hunt for diamonds, enjoy waffles, get lost in a castle, discover antiques at an outdoor market, and explore a museum of fine arts. A dense train network throughout the country makes navigation simple and comfortable for travellers.
COVID-19 Situation in Belgium
Please monitor the official website of Belgium’s federal public service in regards to the COVID-19 situation and the current regulations that are applicable: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/
Arriving into Brussels
From Brussels Airport it takes less than 20 minutes to travel into Central Brussels. Direct trains run every 15 minutes in both directions.
Any ticket to or from a station in the Brussels Zone entitles you to travel by train all day between all stations in the Brussels Zone on the date of travel. For information about train times and ticket purchases please see: http://www.belgianrail.be/en
For more information please visit: https://www.brusselsairport.be/en
Most public transport in the Brussels-Capital Region is organised by the STIB-MIVB (Société des Transports Intercommunaux Bruxellois). The network includes metro lines, pre-metro and trams, and bus lines.
Timetables: Most lines operate between 05:00 and midnight during the weekday. Times will vary at the weekend and on bank holidays. There are also some night buses that operate on main lines to and from the city centre. Consult the timetables shown on the electronic boards at stops.
Tickets: Tickets are valid on the whole STIB-MIVB network. A single ticket costs 2.10€ (purchased before the journey) and is valid for 1 journey/1 hour on the transport network. Day passes can also be purchased from ticket machines or STIB-MIVB kiosks. Purchase tickets before you ride as you can no longer buy tickets on board due to COVID-19. Keep all tickets until outside of the STIB-MIVB metro/pre-metro network as you will need to scan your ticket to enter and leave the stations.
For information about travel lines and timetables as well as ticket prices, please see: http://www.stib-mivb.be/index.htm?l=en
Three elements make up the price of a taxi ride: The price per km (1.80 € or 2.70 € depending on whether the journey is inside or outside the 19 districts of Brussels); fixed charge: 2.40 € (4.40 € at night); the waiting time: 30.00 € per hour; certain companies charge reduced fares for journeys to the airport.
Outside of airports and stations, be sure to take a taxi from the official taxi ranks as some unlicensed taxis are in operation and will charge exhorbitant rates.Taxi Companies
- Autolux : Tel. (0)2 411 41 42
- Taxis Bleus : Tel. (0)2 268 00 00
- Taxi Victor Cab : Tel. (0)2 425 25 25
- Taxis Verts : Tel. (0)2 349 49 49
UBER is also available in Brussels via the app.
Emergency Telephone Numbers
- European SOS 112 – to reach emergency services (media, fire & police) from anywhere in Europe
- Medical emergency and fire brigade in Brussels: 100
- Police: 101