Venue

Workshop Venue

The VMBO workshop will take place at the Université Saint-Louis in Brussels.

Address: 43 Boulevard du Jardin botanique, 1000 Bruxelles

More information about Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles

Brussels

Brussels, capital of the kingdom of Belgium is also the capital of Europe. More info: Visit Brussels

A destination that’s easy to reach and reasonable prices that won’t strain its visitors’ pockets, regardless of age. This cosmopolitan city that loves good food lives life its way and expresses itself in a style very much its own: sometimes rebellious and mischievous, sometimes thoughtful and composed, but always very likeable. Despite its European dimension and despite all the different languages spoken on the corner of every street, Brussels is still inspired by a very “village-like” spirit. Of course, it’s well known for its Grand-Place, its Atomium, its Manneken-Pis, its Gueuze and its Kriek, its waffles and its chocolates… (don’t miss them!). But, just one tip: take the time, too, to soak up the very special atmosphere of its many different districts. Take a stroll to Rue Dansaert, Halles Saint-Géry and Place Sainte-Catherine. Head for Saint-Boniface, Châtelain or Flagey… You’ll discover a Brussels that’s in the spirit of the times, a capital that’s relaxed and comfortable, as much in its history as in its present-day reality. Very fashionable. Very designer. Very creative. In other words, to put it in a nutshell, just relish Brussels, a fine and beautiful city to explore and discover…

Brussels in figures

  • The conurbation covers a total surface area of 16,179 ha.
  • The population has around 1.1 million inhabitants. Roughly 30% of the city’s total population is foreign.
  • The city’s green spaces (parks – woods – forest) account for 11.4% of the region’s territory.
  • The time is GMT +1 in winter GMT + 2 in summer
  • Brussels has a temperate, maritime climate.
  • The average temperature in summer is ± 16°Celsius (± 60° Fahrenheit).
  • The average winter temperature is ± 3°Celsius (± 37° Fahrenheit).
  • Brussels’s central boulevards are 15 m above sea level, Place Madou is 52 m above sea level, and the area between Forest and Duden parks is 100 m above sea level.
  • A motorway ring road (RING) has been built roughly 6 km from the centre of Brussels to make both transit and entry into the city easier.