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Venue Location

take heed! we had to move location. The address of the new location is as follows:

 Vrije Universiteit Brussel
 Pleinlaan 2
 1050 Elsene

Don't forget to check out "THE PLAN" for Brucon 2011 ->


WARNING: Car Free Sunday in Brussels on 18 September 2011. More details on the City of Brussels information page.

By car

  • From France / Luxemburg / Namen: E411
  • From UK / Ostend (Oostende) / Brugge / Gent: E40
  • From Netherlands / Antwerpen / Mechelen: A12 or E19
  • From Germany / Aken / Luik / Leuven: E40

For for detailed directions, please consult Google Maps.

Main access gates are gate 13 on Pleinlaan (near the Aula) or gate 6 on Triomflaan (cross the campus towards the Aula).

A system of electrical bollards is in use at Campus Etterbeek to limit parking and traffic nuisance. You can print a the bar code to get access from

By taxi

Taxis Bleus: +32 2 349 49 49 - taxi verts

Autolux: +32 2 5 123 123 - taxis autolux

Unitax: + 32 725 25 25 - unitax

Find out Taxi prices on

By Public Transport

The Brussels MIVB has created a 'How to get to' brochure for the VUB. This brochure gives an overview of the different means of public transport in Brussel you can use to reach the campus. You can consult this brochure here.

By train

The train station you should get off at is Etterbeek.

Trains run regularly from the main stations Brussel-Midi(South) Brussel-Centraal (Central) and Brussel-Noord (North). The train trip will take about 20 minutes. Shouldn't be too costly either.

There is a site owned by company that manages the Belgian railroads that we would link to if it weren't for the fact they run a crazy linking policy. The sitename consists of three w's, the word railtime and the extension be, all seperated with a single dot. On the site you can easily plan your train ride.

Here's to hoping the riddle-me-this version of linking doesn't get us in trouble ;-)

By plane

Our National Airport is located near Brussels at Zaventem. For more info, check

When you book your airplane tickets make sure you head for Brussels National Airport (Zaventem) and not for the deceptively-named Brussels North or Brussels South, neither of which are even all that close to Brussels (but in Antwerp and Charleroi, respectively.)

Check or to find the cheapest flight.

From the airport you can take a taxi, bus or train to the center of Brussels or straight to the venue in Etterbeek.

Taxi: They are lined up just outside of the arrival hall of the airport but be careful they're quite costly (~20€ to go to center, up to 40€ if night) and not the best option if you arrive during peak hours.

Bus: The bus station is located on level 0 (1 level lower than the arrival hall), take bus number 471 on platform A. It goes straight to the center of Brussels.

Train: The train station is located on level -1 (2 levels lower than the arrival hall). Probably the best option if you want to go to the center.

By Space Craft

On July 21st 2011, as spacecraft Atlantis rolled to a stop at it's home base, our partnership for space travel stopped. No Space Craft services to Brucon have been planned for the near future.


If you are looking for other accommodation, please have a look below.

List of hotels, hostels and other accommodation opportunities

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A booking agency has offered a deal on the following hotels. Visit for more information.

Alternatively, you can use this search engine to find great hotels in Brussels:

Some hotel prices start from 39 euro

BruCON attendees can get a 10% rebate on this as well. Check

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