FOSDEM is the biggest free and non-commercial event organized by and for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. No registration necessary.



FOSDEM will take place at the ULB Campus Solbosch, Brussels, Belgium, Europe, Earth.

ULB Campus Solbosh
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 50
1050 Bruxelles

ULB Campus Solbosh map: Location of FOSDEM
(Larger version)

The event is easily reachable by public transportation. For details, see below.
If you are afraid of getting lost, the following links might help you:

Or if you prefer GPS coordinates:

  • Latitude: 50.812650
  • Longitude: 4.380320

By Bus and/or Tram

From Sunday afternoon till Sunday evening, FOSDEM provides free transportation by bus from the conference site (ULB Campus Solbosch) to the Brussels-South railway station which has the best connections to Brussels Airport and neighboring countries.

The FOSDEM bus will pick up people at the main bus stop on the 'Avenue de l'Université' road facing the ULB. You'll find the exact location on this map or simply follow the signalization on the venue.

The 2 FOSDEM articulated buses each have a capacity of 140 travelers. From the statistics of last year, we know that the bus will be at maximum capacity between 17:10 and 18:45. If you don't want to risk having to wait for the next bus in that time frame, we advise to leave earlier later. There are plenty of bars in the neighborhood to pass the time.

We hope you enjoy this free service! Here is the bus schedule:

Departure at FOSDEMArrival at Brussels-South

Regular transport

Metro/Tram/Bus lines provided by the public transport company, STIB/MIVB.

Bus 71
  • Direction: De Brouckere <-> Delta
  • Stop: ULB
Tram 94
  • Direction: Herrmann-Debroux <-> Stade
  • Stop: ULB
Tram 25
  • Direction: Rogier <-> Boondaal Station
  • Stop: ULB

All of them stop at "ULB".

By Train

From Brussels South (a.k.a. "Bruxelles Midi", "Brussel Zuid" or "Gare du Midi") Station (about 30 minutes):

  • Take the Metro line 2, direction Simonis
  • Get off at station Louise
  • Take the tram 94, direction Herrmann-Debroux
  • get off at stop ULB.

From Brussels Central ("Bruxelles Central", "Brussel Centraal" or "Gare Centrale") station (about 20 minutes):

  • Take Bus 71, direction Delta
  • Get off at stop ULB.

From Brussels North ("Bruxelles Nord" or "Gare du Nord") station (about 30 minutes):

  • Take Tram 25, direction Boondael Gare
  • Get off at stop ULB.

From Etterbeek station (about 20 minutes (walk)):

By Plane

From Brussels International Airport, located in Zaventem (about 50 minutes):
  • Take the train to Brussels
  • Get off at Brussels Central station
  • Take Bus 71, direction Delta
  • Get off at stop ULB.

Bus from Berlin via Hannover, Dortmund and Düsseldorf

Some people are organizing a bus service from parts of Germany. More information at

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