The Orpheus Institute is situated in the city centre of Ghent.
Korte Meer 12, 9000 Ghent (Belgium)
Orpheus Instituut Koetshuis
Korte Meer 20A, 9000 Ghent (Belgium)
Measures against the spread of the coronavirus/ COVID-19 in Ghent
- From 1 August 2020, persons travelling to Belgium and staying there for more than 48 hours are required to fill in a form (passenger locator form).
- Wearing a face mask is mandatory in busy places and in public buildings. Including the shopping pedestrian area in the centre (from Zuid to Gravensteen, from Kouter to Vrijdagsmarkt) where the Orpheus Institute is located.
This info is also valid for the Orpheus Instituut Koetshuis, which is located in the same street.
Belgium’s international airport (Brussels Airport) is situated in Zaventem. From Brussels Airport it is possible to travel by train to Ghent. In the airport, follow the signs to the train station, which is below ground level. Buy a ticket for Ghent St-Pieters station (direct train: app. 1h10min; stop train: 1h40min). From Ghent St-Pieters station, you can take a tram, bus or taxi to the city centre.
The other main airport is situated in Charleroi. From Charleroi Airport (official name: Brussels South Charleroi Airport), you can take the shuttle bus to Brussels Zuid/Midi station (app. 1 hour). From Zuid/Midi station you can take the train to Ghent St-Pieters station (app. 35 minutes). From Ghent St-Pieters station, you can take a tram, bus or taxi to the city centre.
There are two railway stations in Ghent – Gent Sint-Pieters and Gent Dampoort – which allow smooth access to the Belgian railway network. At these stations, there are several buses and trams to the city centre. You can also take a taxi.
- From Gent St-Pieters station: take tram 1, direction ‘Wondelgem/Evergem’ and hop off at the ‘Korte Meer’ stop.
- From Gent Dampoort: take bus 3, 17, 18, 38 or 39 to the city centre and hop off at the ‘Korenmarkt’ stop.
If you decide to come by car, you will find Ghent at the intersection of two highways:
- E17 connecting Lisbon, Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Köln, Copenhagen, Stockholm;
- E40 connecting Calais, Ghent, Brussels, Frankfurt, Vienna, Budapest, Sophia, Istanbul.
GPS coordinates for the Orpheus Institute are 51.051665 and 3.722871 or follow the p-route directions to ‘Parking Kouter' (P5) or ‘Parking Center Parking/Korte Meer' (P6). Both parkings are at walking distance from the Orpheus Institute. (More info: parking map Ghent)
Since 2017 the city centre of Ghent has a circulation plan. To prevent cars to needlessly traverse the city center, the circulation plan divides the city into 6 sectors and one big car free/pedestrian zone. Whoever wants to move from one sector to the other, needs to make use of the inner city ring. (More info)
Since 1 January 2020 Ghent’s inner city (the area within the ring road) is a low-emission zone (LEZ). Only vehicles that meet the conditions for admission are allowed into this zone. Avoid being fined and always check your vehicle before coming to Ghent. Permitted vehicles with a foreign number plate must be registered. You can register your vehicle via the registration tool at lez.stad.gent/en/flows/controleertoegang. If you enter the low-emission zone, you are automatically checked by a smart camera. More info: www.lez2020.gent