The ESANN 2020 conference will take place in the Novotel hotel Brugge Centrum:
Novotel hotel Brugge Centrum
8000 Brugge (Belgium)
Reaching Bruges and the conference location
There is a direct train from Brussels main train stations to Bruges. Schedules for trains in Belgium are available at https://www.belgiantrain.be/en. The Novotel hotel is at walking distance from the station (about 1km, 15 minutes). Taxis are available at the station too (note that taxis are quite expensive in Belgium: the price could be around 10-20 euros, even if the distance is very short).
If you are coming from Zaventem Brussels airport: there is a train shuttle between the airport and Brussels' main stations. The easiest to go to Bruges is to take this shuttle, stop at Brussels North station, and then take a direct train to Bruges. Alternatively, depending on your arrival time, it may be a little bit faster to take a direct train from Zaventem airport to Ghent, and a train from Ghent to Bruges. To know the fastest way to go from the airport to Bruges, please visit https://www.belgiantrain.be/en, enter "Zaventem airport" and "Bruges" as departure and destination stations respectively. Be sure to select "Zaventem airport" and not "Zaventem", as the latter is another train station.
If you are coming from Paris, there is a high-speed frequent train connection between Paris (North station) and Brussels (South, or "Midi", station). The schedule is available from http://www.thalys.com/be/en/. Note that advance booking is mandatory in this train. From Brussels Midi station, take a direct train to Bruges.
If you are coming from London, there is a high-speed frequent train connection between London and Brussels (South, or "Midi", station). The schedule is available from http://www.eurostar.com/. Note that advance booking is mandatory in this train. From Brussels Midi station, take a direct train to Bruges.