District 59 Conference

May 24–26, 2024 | Crowne Plaza, Antwerp


Both the conference and gala will take place at the Crowne Plaza Antwerp.

How do I get to Antwerp?

The Crowne Plaza in Antwerp.

— You arrive by plane at Brussels Charleroi Airport?

There’s no direct train from Charleroi to Airport. Instead:

  1. 1/ Take the TEC bus from Charleroi Airport to Charleroi-Central (train station).
  2. 2/ Take the IC (Intercity) Train from Charleroi-Central to Antwerp-Central

For this trip, use a combined “train + bus” ticket, which you can buy on the Belgian Railways' website. (If you plan your trip, make sure you have “all means of transport” selected!)

— You arrive by plane at Brussels Airport (Zaventem)?

You’re lucky! There’s a direct shuttle between Brussels Airport Zaventem and the Crowne Plaza (in both directions). It takes only 35 minutes and costs €10. The shuttle's website has all the details.

— You arrive by train, either from the Netherlands or from Brussels?

Take one of the IC (Intercity) trains to Antwerp Central train station.

Avoid taking the S (stop) trains. They stop at every single station. (Unless you want to do some sightseeing).

There are two train stations in Antwerp. Antwerpen Centraal and Antwerpen Berchem.

How do I get to the venue?

— From Antwerpen Centraal

Bus 17, at perron 11, direction UZA, in front of the station. Disembark at Antwerpen G. Le Grellelaan, in front of the Crowne Plaza. The stop just before the hotel is Desguinlei. Google Maps has more.

— From Antwerpen Berchem

Take either bus 21, 30 or 32 first, then transfer to bus 17. Alternatively, start with tram 4 and then switch to bus 17. Google Maps has more.

Tips & Tricks

Explore Antwerp

Alongside our captivating conference, overflowing with inspiring speeches and educational workshops, we are excited to offer a series of social activities and city tours to enhance your experience in Antwerp. We have planned the following activities for a nominal fee. As spaces are limited, kindly select your preferred activities early.

Explore Social Events & City Tours