Practical Info

The "Reviewing viewpoint" workshop will be held in Namur on 19 and 20 September 2019, with some pre-workshop activities on 18 September.


The venue for the conference is the "Salle académique" of the University of Namur's Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres, rue de Bruxelles 61 in Namur, within easy walking distance of Namur's train station.


International delegates arriving at Bruxelles-Midi train station (via Thalys, ICE or Eurostar connections) can take a direct train from Bruxelles-Midi to Namur (journey time around 1h10min). For delegates travelling from any of Belgium's neighbouring countries, we strongly encourage train travel.

People arriving at Brussels National Airport now have several options: there is a direct train link between Brussels Airport and Namur, but it runs only once every hour (at 16 minutes past the hour, starting from 6.16 am up to the last such direct link leaving at 9.16 pm), taking 1h09min (the one minor exception is the 8.17am train which leaves a minute later). Alternatively, there are several connections involving a change at Bruxelles-Nord train station, from where there is a direct train to Namur (total journey time around 1h20min; the last such train leaves at 10.24 pm). On arrival at Charleroi Airport (optimistically referred to as "Bruxelles South"), you can take a bus (around 20 minutes) to the Charleroi-Sud train station, from where direct intercity trains to Namur take between 30 and 36 minutes (slower omnibus trains take considerably longer).

To look up train timetables and itineraries, check the Belgian Railways website. The name of the airport's train station (needed to look up itineraries) is "Brussels Airport".

Train tickets in Belgium are valid for any train throughout the day, and their pricing does not depend on advance booking or time of day, so if you are buying Belgian train tickets separately, you can safely buy tickets in advance as soon as you know your dates of travel. Among the options most convenient for travellers from abroad are home print-out tickets bought via the website, or tickets bought in the SNCB app (which generate a QR code for ticket inspectors to scan). The app is available for both Android and iPhone devices.

For travel help or advice, please contact us at the address given at the bottom of this page.


This event is now at capacity. We regret that we can accept no further participants at this stage.


Invited contributors to the workshop will be staying at the ibis Namur Centre Hotel (Rue du Premier Lanciers 10), a fifteen minute walk or short taxi ride from both the train station and the conference venue (see the map immediately below; to see a larger map click the "View larger map" logo in the top right corner of the insert; the full map includes the locations of the train station, hotel and university, as well as pedestrian itineraries).

Any other attendees who need to stay over in Namur can make their own arrangements, or contact us at the address given at the bottom of this page for advice and assistance.

Staying on?

Belgium boasts a number of historical cities well worth visiting aside from Namur including, but not limited to, Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Dinant, Ghent, Leuven, Liège, Mechelen, Ypres. A useful starting point for explorations might be the WikiTravel section on Belgian cities. Given Belgium's complex federal structure, there are several official tourism websites you can turn to for further inspiration: Wallonia Belgium TourismVisit Flanders, and Visit Brussels. Thanks to its central location, Belgium is an ideal hub from which to explore other cities and regions in Europe. For high-speed international rail connections from Brussels to all of our neighbouring countries, see the B-Europe website; for travel help and inspiration for departures from Brussels, see also the Man in Seat 61 website