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Hotel, venue, or transport – we got you covered

To ensure the best possible experience, we have collected all information needed for you to know where to go, stay and eat during the conference. If you are looking to get some cultural sightseeing into your visit as well, read our Brussels guide here.

Find your way

Brussels is one of the most exciting European capitals, and we look forward to welcoming you at Sparks' event space, in the heart of the city and in close proximity to Le Soir. 

See you at Sparks, 60 Rue Ravenstein, 1000 Brussels.

At Sparks

The event location

The second evening's food destination

We have rented our own private section of the food market to make sure you have the best possibilities to socialize, as you join us for our second dinner during CUE Days. 

Wolf sharing food market takes you on a culinary world tour through seventeen proposals: sushi, fresh homemade pasta, Lebanese bread baked on-site, burgers, Thai or vegan cuisine,... and of course, the dessert bar offered by Vincent Denis, an internationally awarded pastry chef. 

Did you like our trip to Aarhus Street Food in 2022? Then you will absolutely love joining us for dinner on the second evening.

Address: Rue du Fossé aux Loups 50, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Wolf sharing food market

Below you find 5 of our recommended hotels.

Where to stay?

NH Carrefour de l'Europe
Address:

Rue Marche aux Herbes, Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 110, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgien

NH Grand Place Arenberg
Address:

Rue d'Assaut 15, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgien

Hotel Royal Centre, Best Western
Address:

Rue Royale 160, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgien

Hotel Pillows
Address:

Parochiaansstraat 15/23, 1000 Brussel, Belgien

MotelOne Bruxelles
Address:

Right next to Le Soir: Rue Royale/Koningsstraat 120, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgien

How to get there?

Flat rates for non-reserved trips (only for taxi rank taxis):
  • Pick up: €2.60

  • Night surcharge (between 22:00 and 6:00): €2

  • Price per minute (per minute started): €0.60

  • Price per kilometer: €2.30

  • Minimum fare price: €8.00

Minimum prices for fares booked in advance (for taxi rank taxis and taxis hailed in the street):
  • Pick up: €1.50

  • Price per minute (per minute started): €0.40

  • Price per kilometer: €1.50

  • Minimum fare price: €8.00

Maximum fares cannot exceed 200% of the minimum fare.

 

Rates are displayed on the meter, and they include service. Tips are at your discretion but are always welcome. The average fare from the city center to the airport is €50.00. Some taxi companies offer special rates.

Taxi

Although public transport is the most convenient way of traveling around Brussels, it's sometimes easier to take a taxi. Too much luggage, in a rush or just don't fancy sitting on a crowded bus or metro? Here's everything you need to know about Brussels' taxi companies:

Brussels Taxi companies:
Where to buy your ticket:

In public transport with contactless payment. You can pay for your trip using your contactless bank card (debit or credit), smartphone or smartwatch. 

 

Every STIB bus, tram, and metro station is equipped with a specific contactless payment device. This device supports any bank card with a contactless logo. For smartphones and smartwatches, compatible payment applications are Google Pay, Apple Pay, Fitbit Pay, and Garmin Pay. In the various metro stations and at the STIB information offices. 

Train and bus

Brussels is not only the capital of more than half a billion Europeans; the city also occupies a highly strategic location. You arrive in the center of Brussels by train from London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Cologne in less than two hours. Metro, tram, or bus – Public transport in Brussels is operated by STIB / MIVB. Check timetables here: https://www.belgiantrain.be/en

MOBIB – if you do not wish to use your credit card directly: If you want to buy transport tickets, you need a personal or Basic MOBIB card. This reloadable card allows you to travel very easily in Brussels. Some tickets are also available in paper form.


Airport Line: The Airport Line is a direct link between Brussels Airport (Zaventem) and the European district, just a few steps away from the commercial and touristic heart of Brussels’ upper town.

Airplane

Thanks to Brussels Airports, the city is directly connected to 200 destinations all over the world every day. You can reach the city center from the airports within 20-40 minutes, depending on the airport. 

 

When booking your trip, you can choose between Brussels Airport or Brussels South Charleroi Airport. From both, you can easily take the train, bus, or taxi to Brussels city center. Check the timetable for public transport here: https://www.belgiantrain.be/en or read our chapter on taxis. 

 

A taxi from Charleroi is approx. EUR 220. The bus is 16 EUR. 

 

From Zaventem, take the train, it takes 17 mins and cost 20 EUR.

Located in the same building as Le Soir, a stone's throw from the Place Royale, the Brasserie de la Presse is ideal for our networking dinner on the first night of CUE Days 2023.

Cathy and her team will be happy to welcome you to share a moment of relaxation while tasting the delicious refined cuisine of their chef Nico.

Address: Rue Royale 100, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Brasserie de la Presse

Where will we eat?