Conference 2019

Practical information: access, accommodation

AEPM 2018

Aepm annual conference 2019
23-25 May 2019
Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart
Turnhout, Belgium.

Safeguarding intangible heritage.
Passing on printing techniques to future generations

 

How to get to the Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart

Building

National Playing Cards Museum, Druivenstraat 18, 2300 Turnhout.

weelchairThe museum building has an elevator and is therefore wheelchair accessible.

By car

Turnhout is located next to the E34 motorway and can be easily reached from Antwerp (at 42 km), Brussels (at 95 km), Ghent (at 105 km) and Hasselt (at 65 km). From the Netherlands: Eindhoven (at 49 km), Tilburg (at 35 km), Breda (ar 39 km), Rotterdam (at 85 km). Choose exit 24 on the E34 motorway to reach the centre of Turnhout.

You can park

  • in the museum car park (free – limited number of spaces)
  • in the Muylenberg Car Park, Sint-Jozefstraat, 2300 Turnhout (opposite the museum).

On foot or by bike

The Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart is a 5-minute walk from the Grote Markt. The museum is also easy to reach by bike.

  • From the Grote Markt enter Otterstraat.
  • 150 metres further along, turn right into Beekstraat.
  • Follow Beekstraat until you reach Druivenstraat.

By bus

Thanks to its central location Turnhout has an extensive network of bus routes to surrounding municipalities and good connections with other towns in the central region.

There is an express bus to and from Antwerp every ten minutes. Every hour there is a scheduled service bus to Leuven, Tilburg (NL) and the surrounding municipalities of the Campine region.

For more detailed information please see the route planner on the De Lijn website.

By train

A train leaves to and from Brussels, Antwerp, Mechelen, Lier and Herentals every 30 minutes. Trains to Brussels and Antwerp are direct connections. Check the train timetable  or at the station itself.

The National Museum of Playing Cards is a 20-minute walk from the station.

  • Leave the station via the station building.
  • Cross Stationstraat and enter Merodelei.
  • Go further to the Gasthuisstraat untill you reach the Grote Markt
  • From the Grote Markt enter Otterstraat.
  • 150 metres further along, turn right into Beekstraat.
  • Follow Beekstraat until you reach Druivenstraat

Accommodation

The city of Turnhout is happy to announce its partnership with several accommodations which offer special rates to all AEPM guests. To get the discount, please book directly through their website using the code ‘AEPM annual conference 2019’.  Please note that not all accommodations have a website available in English.

Hotels

Turnhout City Hotel (****):  http://www.turnhoutcityhotel.be/en/
Located 1,4 kms from conference venue and Museum
Special rate for AEPM guests: 12% discount

Hotel Ter Driezen (****): http://www.ter-driezen.be/index.php?lang=en
located 250 meters from conference venue and Museum
Special rate for AEPM guests: 12% discount

Hotel Corsendonk Viane (***): https://www.corsendonkhotels.com/en/hotels/corsendonk-viane/
located 750 meters from conference venue and Museum
Special rate for AEPM guests: 10% discount

Hotel Terminus (**):http://www.hotel-terminus.be/uk/index.html
located in the Grote Markt (market place), 450 meters from conference venue and Museum
Special rate for AEPM guests: 10% discount

Bed and breakfast

B&B De Joker (****): http://www.dejoker.be/en
located 5 kms from conference venue and Museum
Special rate for AEPM guests: 10% discount

B&B Veado (****): https://www.veado.be/english
located 2 kms from conference venue and Museum
Special rate for AEPM guests: 10% discount

B&B Bonbonnuit (***): https://www.bonbonjournuit.be/
located 800 meters from conference venue and Museum
Special rate for AEPM guests: 15% discount

B&B Svilla (***):http://www.svilla.be/uk/index.html
located 2,4 kms from conference venue and Museum
Special rate for AEPM guests: 10% discount

B&B Cachet de Cire: http://www.cachetdecire.be/bnb/?lang=en
located 1,5 kms from conference venue and Museum
Special rate varies with the length of the reservation