Local Information

 

Explore Ghent

Take advantage of all there is to do in Ghent! Check out the Visit Ghent website to learn about some great attractions or see some sample itineraries to plan your trip to Ghent!

 

See what others have to say about Ghent! Check out tripadvisor for reviews on restaurants and suggestions for things to do in Belgium!

 

Family Care Options

Participants who may require family-care facilities can indicate so during registration. This information will be used to assist participants in accessing arrangements for childcare, family care, or other accommodations as needed. Local family-care facility options will be made available through the hotel. Links to family-care options are listed below and will be sent via email to all participants along with information regarding preparation for meeting attendance. A preliminary list of family care options, is provided below. 

 

Weather

July is the hottest month in Ghent with an average temperature of 18°C (64°F). We recommend wearing layered clothing to accommodate the difference in temperature from the air-conditioned workshop venue, warm days, and cooler evenings. 

 

Currency

The euro is the official currency of Belgium and is normally abbreviated as the €, or as EUR. Current exchange rates can be found online at: www.xe.com/ucc

 

Electricity

Belgium has 220 volt electricity, meaning unless your computer or appliance is dual voltage or designed for 220 volts, you will need a converter or transformer. The cycles (Hz) are 50 per second. The Type E electrical plug has two 4.8 mm round pins spaced 19 mm apart and a hole for the socket's male earthing pin. The Type E plug has a rounded shape and the Type E socket has a round recess. Type E plugs are rated 16 amps.

 

Language

The official language of the Workshop is English. However, Dutch is the official language of the Flemish Community and the Flemish Region (merged to Flanders) and, along with French, an official language of the Brussels-Capital Region.

 

Time Zone

The Workshop will be held in Ghent, Belgium which is in Central European Time Zone or UTC+01:00.