ZOOLOGY 2021 – Venue

The congress will take place at KU Leuven, Campus Kortrijk (KULAK).

Kulak
Etienne Sabbelaan 53
8500 Kortrijk

BELGIUM

Kortrijk is one of Belgium’s oldest cities with a rich history

Kortrijk is a central city in the south of the Belgium province West-Flanders and originated from a Roman residential center at the junction of the Leie and two Roman roads.  In the Middle Ages, under the input of a flourishing flax and cloth industry, Kortrijk grew into one of the most prosperous cities in Flanders.  The city is known as the “Groeningestad” or “Guldensporenstad” by the Guldensporenslag, which took place on 11 July 1302 at the Groeningekouter in Kortrijk.  The Kortrijk Treaty (1820) was signed in the city, which established the border between France and present-day Belgium.

Want to know more about this bustling city?

Tourist information Kortrijk

How to get to the conference:

The 2 main airports are Brussels airport and Brussels South Charleroi airport.

From Brussels airport, it is easy to take the train to Kortrijk.  More information and tickets you can buy via NMBS.

There are regular bus services between the railway station and the campus.  Take the 13 bus.  There is a bus stop at the campus:

every 20 minutes every 10 minutes every 30 minutes
between 6.25 and 7.45 am between 7.45 and 8.25 am between 8.45 and 22.45 pm
between 8.45 and 12.45 pm between 12.45 and 1.05 pm
between 1.05 and 4.05 pm between 4.05 and 5.25 pm
between 5.25 and 8.45 pm

Kortrijk is easily accessible by car:

From Brugge

Take the E403 (A17) until you reach the junction for the E17, signposted ‘Gent’.  Take the second exit signposted ‘Kortrijk’ and bear right.  head for ‘Expo’.  At the roundabout turn left.  Carry straight on at the traffic lights until you reach a T-junction.  Turn right into E. Sabbelaan.

From Ieper

Take the A19.  Follow signs to ‘Expo/Kortrijk Zuid’ (R8) at the end of the A19.  Follow the A19 until it ends, follow signs to ‘Doorniksepoort’.  When you reach the traffic lights turn right.  Turn left at the next traffic light.  Turn right into E.Sabbelaan at the next crossing.

From Gent

Take the E17.  Take the second exit signposted ‘Kortrijk’ and bear right.  Head for ‘Expo’.  Turn right at the traffic light.  Turn left at the next traffic light.  Turn right at the next crossing into E. Sabbelaan.

From Rijsel

Take the E17 and head for Kortrijk – Gent.  Take the second exit signposted ‘Kortrijk’ and bear right.  Head for ‘Expo’ until you reach a roundabout.  Turn left.  Carry straight on at the traffic lights until you reach a T-junction.  Turn right there into E. Sabbelaan.