B-3600 Genk – Belgium
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How to get there?
By car: The Cosmodrome can easily be reached by car. There is ample free parking at 200 meters from the Cosmodrome
By train: Genk is well connected to Brussels and Antwerp. Info at the English-language site of the Belgian railways http://www.b-rail.be/main/E/. Genk Central Station is located at about 2 km (1.5m) from the Cosmodrome. There is a direct bus connection from the train station to Cosmodrome. Take ‘De Lijn’ bus G2 towards ‘Genk Bloso’ and get out at the last stop (15 minutes). You can find a map of the Belgian railway system here.
BRU Airport – Genk Timetable: Click here to see timetable of all trains from Brussels Airport to Genk and back for 20 – 23 September 2012
By plane – Brussels (BRU): Nearest international airport is Brussels Zaventem International Airport. From Brussels you can take a train to Genk (1:39 hours, change at Leuven).
By plane – Maastricht/Aachen (MST): There is a local and lowcost airport near Genk in Maastricht. From Maastricht central station you can take bus ‘De Lijn’ 45 towards Hasselt, getting out at Genk (about an hour).
By plane – Amsterdam (AMS): Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has a frequent direct train connection to Antwerp, where you can take a train to Genk. Please note that the high speed trains (Thalys) require a surcharge.
Hotels: Genk has sufficient hotel capacity, although it may fill up quickly due to several events in the greater area in the same weekend. Different Hotels has 5 hotels in the city, offering us a 10% discount: www.differenthotels.be. Mention discount code “SPACE UP” to receive the discount. Please note that this discount is only valid on direct bookings (email or telephone), not via external websites such as booking.com, valid on the 21st , 22nd and 23rd of September 2012, discount only valid on room rate, not on breakfast.
Camping: For those with a campervan: Kattevennen offers eight hard stand camperplaces with electricity hookup and a water point at the Cosmodrome main parking lot. Detailed info here (Dutch).
There is also an official campground ‘Soete Dal’ at about 2 kilometers from the Cosmodrome. They offer tent and caravan pitches, as well as a number of 5-person chalets. Go to the Soete Dal Camping website here.
Holiday Park: At about 5 kilometers from the Cosmodrome there is the ‘Narvik HomeParc Mooi Zutendaal’ holiday park, offering many comfortable holiday homes and chalets from 4 to 12 persons. Hogenboom Mooi Zutendaal website here. Also on Twitter: @HogenboomParken