TRAVEL INFORMATION – USEFUL DIRECTIONS
We would like to mention a few points related to the location of the museum and suggested hotel. You will find both marked in red in this map. This information is also available on The Cone Collector #28.
As can be gathered from this map, the Renaissance Hotel is quite close to the Museum, within easy walking distance. Here is some relevant information:
Renaissance Brussels Hotel
Rue du Parnasse 19
Front desk: +32 (0)2 5052929
All relevant information:
Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences
Rue Vautier 29
Reception: +32 (0)2 627 42 11 (on weekdays till
Some of you
will arrive by air into
From the airport a number of options are available for you to get either to the hotel or the museum:
Pick up: if you are being picked up by friends or relatives, please have a look at the latest security arrangements at http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/passngr/to_from_brussels_airport/pickupdropoff/
Car rental: a number of major car rental companies operate on the airport such as Hertz, Avis and SIXT.
Reservations and further information can be found on their respective websites and are assembled here:
Taxi: Taxis with a taximeter are
permanently available in front of the arrivals hall. The fare from the airport
to the city center of
taxis can be recognized by the blue and yellow emblem. Travelers are advised to avoid unlicensed taxis!
Train: Up to 6 trains an hour connect the airport to Brussels North, Brussels Central and Brussels Midi stations. The following lines all pass through the 3 above mentioned stations:
final destinations Blankenberge/Knokke – Oostende –
De Panne –
trains stopping in Brussels North (Nord), Central and South (
efficient way to get to the ‘European Quarter’ area is to get off at Brussels
North (Nord) and take a connecting train (direction Dinant
or Ottignies or Arlon) to
Brussels-Luxembourg station. This a separate substation directly beneath the
‘European Quarter’ within walking distance of the hotel and museum and takes
only minutes from Brussels Nord to
or can be purchased online at b-rail.be or through the app. Please be advised to check the timetables at every station for any changes in stops or timing.
international trains arrive at Brussels South (
Relevant addresses are listed above and should be sufficient for any satellite navigation system.
Finding parking space in the streets surrounding the hotel and museum and on the museum premises can be daunting. The hotel has on site parking available at 21 euro per day. Please let me know in advance if we need to reserve a space for your car. You can also let the hotel know directly or upon arrival.
Hotel and museum area
distance between the two is about
The museum access area has and will be renovated. The old main entrance, behind the wooden Iguanodon, was closed for a while and a new side entrance was opened. This is or is due to change back: the old, now renovated, main entrance will be open again and the side access will be for exiting only. A security procedure is installed since a few months with metal detectors. The procedure for access to the museum and the event
will be sent to all registrants shortly before the actual event in order to give you the most recent information.
Each participant will receive a badge upon registration. It is necessary to keep this on your person and well visible at all times during your time in the museum. This way, museum staff and organizers will have an easy way of checking your access level and it will ensure a smooth event. This badge will also serve to identify you at the Saturday evening dinner and Sunday cone shell show.
We do hope
to see as many of you as possible in
Do register soon! That will really help us organize everything! All details concerning registration can be found in our website, by visiting the “Meetings” section (see at the top of the Homepage!).