The workshop will take place in Thor Central, Genk, Belgium.

Thor Central, a former coal mining site, brought wealth, urban development and energy to the Limburg region in Belgium. The right wing of the building has been renovated in cooperation with ‘Onroerend Erfgoed Vlaanderen’, while preserving its majestic and impressive character.

Thor Central
Thor Park 8000
3600 Genk

Phone +32 (0)89 699 599

Visitors’ parking is available at the entrance of Thor Park. If these places are full, you can find additional parking spots next to the Energyville campus (left side when facing the main entrance). There is also a charging station for electric cars available on both spots.

Warning! It is not allowed to park in front of the building: on the gravel, in the little ‘park’ or on the road in the whole of Thor Park. Parking guards check Thor Park very regularly for offenders.

A lift for disabled people is available.

Going to the venue

From your hotel to Thor Park
Easy bus connections

• From Genk railway station:

Bus stop ‘Thor Park’
Served by City Line G1
takes 15 minutes to arrive at Thor Park
Between 6h and 20h, every half hour
Between 7h and 9h, every 15 minutes

Bus stop “Waterschei Mijn”
Served by other bus lines following school hours/days (lines 1, 31, and 33)
Bus stop “Waterschei Bascule”
at 1 km of Thor Park

served by:

  • City line G7 Genk – Zutendaal: frequency of one bus per hour in both directions
  • Regional line 8 Genk – Overpelt: frequency of one bus per hour in both directions with additional service during rush hour
  • Regional line 9 Genk – Lanklaar: various trips per day
  • Regional line 11 Genk – Maaseik: frequency of one bus per hour in both

Passport and Visa

Participants will need to hold and have with them a valid id-card or passport to enter Belgium. Citizens of the European Union and the Schengen area are exempted from visa requirements.

Other participants may require a visa. This should be checked with the Belgian embassy or consular office in the participant’s country. Participants are responsible for all arrangements and costs for their passport and visa. If you need a formal letter of invitation, please contact:


Arriving at Brussels Airport

Information about Brussels Airport:
We suggest you take the train. The airport railway station is situated within the airport building (floor -2).

  • Brussels Airport → change trains in Hasselt → Genk
    Duration: +/- 90-120 minutes
  • Brussels Airport → change trains in Leuven → Genk
    Duration: +/- 90-120 minutes

For information about the schedule:
Price: +/- 20 euros

Arriving by train in Brussels

By train to Genk

Arriving by train in Genk

From the railway station to other places in Genk

Hotels in Genk

In the city of Genk you will find almost twenty hotels in a broad price range. However, for ease of organisation, we do recommend you stay at one of the hotels listed below.

Carbon hotel **** (60 rooms)
Europalaan 38
3600 Genk
T. +32 (0)89 32 29 20
F. +32 (0)89 32 29 21
avg. €110/night

M Hotel **** (65 rooms)
Albert Remansstraat 1
3600 Genk
avg. €95/night

Green hotel*** (23 rooms)
Europalaan 68
3600 Genk
T. +32 (0) 89/35 20 06
F. +32 (0) 89/36 10 36
avg. 55 € /night for 1 person
avg. 65€ / night for 2 persons

Hotel Ecu *** (50 rooms)
Europalaan 46
3600 Genk
T. +32 (0)89 36 42 44
F. +32 (0)89 36 42 50