International Transplantoux Symposium: Time to Move


The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe

Janseniusstraat 1
3000 Leuven

Directions to Leuven

Directions from Brussels Zaventem Airport

After you have collected your luggage and gone through customs into the arrivals hall, go to your right towards the escalators. Take the escalator down to Level -1 where you find the train station. There are currently three platforms and ten ticket desks. 

On arrival in Leuven, make your way to the front entrance of the station where you will find the taxis. Depending on which platform you arrive, you may have to walk through an underground passage. If so, follow the passage uphill and turn left into the main square. The main entrance to the train station and the taxis will now be to your left, beside the war memorial.  If you wish to walk it should take about 20 minutes.

Directions from Brussels City Centre

By Car

Please put “Naamsestraat” in the GPS of the car. From the Leuven ringroad take the" Naamsestraat" into the direction of the towncentre for about 1 km, until the start of a pedestrian zone; before this zone and opposite the “Sint- Michiels" church (at your right side) take at your left a small street “Sint Antoniusberg” which leads you downhill to a square “Pater Damiaanplein”; the Irish College is in the upper left corner. 

You can park your car at the public parking space "Q-Park Heilig Hart".  From here it is only a 10 minute walk to the meeting venue.

We kindly encourage participants to share cars or to come by public transport.

Directions from railway station in Leuven to the Leuven Institute

By Bus

The bus station is to the right of the Railway Station when exiting the railway station

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 Bondegenotenlaan (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. As you enter the Grote Markt you will see the Town Hall in front of you. Keep St Peter’s Cathedral on your right and the Town Hall on your left.

Exit the square at the far left corner, with Krokodil toy store opposite you. You will then pass the McDonald's on your left. You are now in the Oude Markt (the Old Square). In 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.