6 December: Welcoming reception at town hall

On the evening of 6 December at 18:00, the participants of the CommOCEAN2016 conference are invited for a welcoming drink in the prestigious Gothic hall of the town hall located in Burgh Square, at walking distance from the conference venue. Alderman Mieke Hoste will address a welcoming speech in name of the bench of Major and Aldermen of the city of Bruges.

The town hall is easily accessible at only a two minute walk from the conference hall. We will walk together from the conference venue.

Where? Burg 12, Bruges
When? Starting at 18:00
How to walk from conference venue? see Google Maps


7 December: Beer seminar at the brewery Halve Maan

On the evening of 7 December, those who have registered for the conference dinner can join us for a one hour lasting guided tour in the old city centre of Bruges. We head to the brewery Halve Maan and will be there at 19:00 (for a 'beer seminar', complete with beer tasting and dinner).

In the brewery, an experienced guide will lead you through the world of hop and malt starting in the new state of the art brewing house and finishing in their unique museum. At the Halve Maan a well-deserved Brugse Zot is served as an aperitif and they invite you at the table for a tempting culinary feast with various Belgian beers to sample. The brewery chefs use the beers to prepare matching seasonal food specialties. After the main course you will learn to pull your own beer under the guidance of a beer sommelier… We end the evening with a delicious dessert and a tangy Belgian fruit beer.

Starting point guided tour? At conference venue, downstairs, entrance hall
When? Leaving at 18:00
How long? 1 hour walk (approx. 2-3 km)

If you do not wish to follow the guided tour through Bruges, please meet us at the entrance of the brewery at 19:00. The brewery is easily accessible at only a ten minute walk from the conference hall.
Address: Brewery Halve Maan - Walplein 26, Bruges - www.halvemaan.be  - see Google Maps