The conference will be held in Hotel Scaldis in Breskens, the Netherlands.
Breskens is situated in Zeeuws Vlaanderen, a part of the Netherlands that is attached to Belgium and separated from the rest of the Netherlands by the Westerschelde. Veolia Fast Ferries runs an hourly ferry service from Vlissingen to Breskens.
In short: boats from Vlissingen leave at 5 minutes to the hour, boats from Breskens leave at 23 minutes past the hour. The crossing takes 20 minutes, and the terminal in Vlissingen is located right next to the train station.
Langeweg 3 4511 GA Breskens The Netherlands
Hints if coming from the Netherlands or Antwerp:
There are a few options:
- In Vlissingen, there is free parking next to the ferry to Breskens but check the ferry schedule to make sure you can get a working connection!
- Next, unless you live in Limburg, the A58 + Westerscheldetunnel is the shortest and easiest route, but there is a 5 EUR toll charge for the tunnel.
- Or you could detour via the Antwerp (rechteroever). This is cheaper than the tunnel, but the ring Antwerp can be a bit confusing, and if you want to avoid tolls, make sure to take the long route, staying on the A1 until Antwerpen Zuid, then following the direction Brugge (A11).
By Plane/public transport
From Schiphol Airport (NL):
If you fly in, by far the best airport to arrive at is Schiphol (Amsterdam Airport). There is a train station adjacent to Schiphol Airport, where you should get a ticket to Vlissingen. From Vlissingen, take the ferry service to Breskens. The ferry terminal is immediately next to the train station, but check the ferry schedule to make sure you can get a working connection!
From Bruges (BE):
Bus 42 by Veolia/de Lijn travels directly from Bruges train station (Station NMBS) to Breskens and back. Single tickets cost 5.50 EUR, and the trip takes 75 minutes. In Breskens, you need to take the stop "Langeweg", then cross the street and walk back (about 200 Metres).
Departure times from Bruges: 06.57 (not on Sat/Sun), 07.57 (not on Sat/Sun), 08.57, 09.57, 10.57, 11.57, 12.57, 13.57, 14.57, 15.57, 16.57, 17.57, 18.57, 19.57, 20.57 (not on Sun).
Departure times from Breskens: 06.28 (not on Sat/Sun), 07.28 (not on Sun), 08.28 (not on Sun), 09.28, 10.28, 11.28, 12.28, 13.28, 14.28, 15.28, 16.28, 17.28, 18.28, 19.28, 20.28.