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The FOSDEM will take place at the Solbosch campus, near the Plaine campus where the first edition took place.

Université Libre de Bruxelles
Campus du Solbosch
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt 50
B-1050 Bruxelles

A deeper view of the Solbosch ... the conferences will take place in the J, H and U houses.

So, coming to FOSDEM is something really easy ... this can be done using railways, car, and so on ...

By car:

From Namur (E411)
At the end of the motorway, facing ULB, take left ; then turn left at the first street on the 'Fraiteur' bridge'. Going straight forward (avenue de l'Université), You can't miss the Solbosch campus.

From Liège (E40)
At the end of the motorway, follow 'Bruxelles Sud' indications. At the end of the road 'Boulevard General Jacques', take left 'avenue Buyl' or 'avenue Franklin Roosevelt'..

From Paris-Mons (E19)
Leave motorway at Drogenbos and follow 'centre-ville' indication. At 'avenue Brugmann', take 'avenue Defré' and cross the 'chaussée de Waterloo' and enter the 'bois de la Cambre'. Take first on your right in the wood and take left at the first crossroad, the immediatly right. Go forward to reach 'avenue Franklin Roosevelt', then go left to reach the campus.

From Oostende (E40)
Follow 'centre ville' indications, the the tubes to the indication 'Bois de la Cambre'. Take the tube on the right and follow 'avenue Louise' that continue as 'avenue Franklin Roosevelt' where stands the campus.

From Antwerpen
Take the RO direction (East) to junction with Liège motorway. Follow 'Bruxelles Sud' indication and at the end of 'Boulevard General Jacques', take 'avenue Buyl' or 'avenue Franklin Roosevelt' on your left.

By train:

From Gare Centrale (Central Station)
Take bus 71 direction Delta. Step down at ULB-Solbosch stop.

From Gare du Midi (South Station)
Take the metro direction Simonis. Step down at 'Louise' station. Take tramway 93 or 94, direction Wiener, to Solbosch.
Other soution : Step down at 'Porte de Namur' station, then take bus 71 direction Delta and step down at ULB-Solbosch.

From Gare du Nord (North Station)
Take bus 61 (direction Montgomery) or 38 (direction Homborch) to 'Botanique'. Then take tramway 93 or 94, direction 'Wiener' to Solbosch.

From Gare d'Etterbeek (Etterbeek Station)
Take bus 95 (direction Heiligenborre) or 96 (direction Sainte-Anne) to Ixelles cemetery. From that point, it takes less than 5 minutes by foot, following 'avenue de l'Université' to Solbosch.

You can also take tramway 23 and 90 to 'Place de l'Etoile'.

Your Stay

Where to Stay during Fosdem

Brussels is the capital of Belgium and one of the most touristic cities in Europe , therefore lots of Hotels and Hostels are available, below a list with some Youth Hostels and some links to Hotels

(Youth) Hostels

Youth Hostel "Generation Europe"
Olifantstraat 4 Rue de l'Elephant
1080 Brussels
TEL +32-2-4103858
FAX +32-2-4103905

Gite d'Etape Youth Hostel "Jacques Brel"
1000 Brussel
TEL +32-2-2180187
FAX +32-2-2172005

Chab: Centre Van Gogh
Travesiere 8
1210 Brussel
TEL +32-2-2170158
FAX +32-2-2197995

Sleep Well Youth Hostel
Rue de la Blanchisserie 27
1000 Brussel
TEL +32-2-2185050
FAX +32-2-2181313

Bruegel Youth Hostel
Heilig Geeststraat 2,
TEL +32-2-5110436
FAX +32-2-5120711
You can check here


Avenue de Tervueren, 134
(Montgomery square)
B - 1150 Brussels
TEL +32-2-7418511
FAX +32-2-7418500

Carrefour de l'Europe
Rue du Marché aux Herbes 110
B-1200 Brussels
TEL +32-2-5049400
FAX +32-2-5049500

Hotel Amigo
Rue de l'Amigo 1-3
Brussels 1000
TEL +32-2-5474747
FAX +32-2-5135277

Other Hotels can be found here


As last year some people might be able to stay with local Fosdem visitors, however at this point we don`t have exact information on how many places there are available and whom to contact.