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Due to its long and culturally rich history, the city of Antwerp houses many interesting historical buildings from different historical periods, as well as a lot of interesting museums. Recently it has become a trendy city, attracting a lot of Flemish and foreign artists, writers, intellectuals, and actors. This is reflected in the city's many trendy bars and shops. Antwerp is a city with many faces. It is a very dynamic city, offering a perfect mix of history and present-day modern life. Belgium •
Bruges (Brugge) — Very nice medieval town. Often called "Venice of the North", because of the numerous canals that flow through and under it. Well worth an overnight stay, since it is most romantic at night and very safe.
Brussels — The capital of Belgium and some say, the capital of Europe. Multicultural and multilingual. Unfortunately, some of the city's historic (medieval) centre was destroyed at the end of the 19th century when Belgium seceded from the Netherlands and Brussels was made capital of the new country. Nonetheless, Brussels is known as a city of "hidden gems," where you can turn a street corner in a less-than-breathtaking area and come face-to-face with an opulent and unexpected Art Deco or Art Nouveau building. Its popularity with tourists in recent years has been steadily increasing.
Ghent — A medieval town a bit like Bruges, with more emphasis on cathedrals and other big buildings. Great centre of medieval paintings exhibited in and around the cathedral of Sint-Baafs.
How to attend? Registration will open July 1st 2013 on our website www.eyeantwerp.com and is open to young engineers of all EYE’s members, see www.e-y-e.eu/ members. The conference fee will be kept low due to the hard work of the organizing committee and with the help of sponsors. Attendance will only cost €150 which includes 2 nights accommodation, The opening reception, industrial visits, workshops and lectures, the gala dinner and cultural visit, and of course, lots of networking opportunities! Bert Goossens, Member of the Royal Society of Engineers (KVIV), Belgium EYE President
Published on Jul 1, 2013