LocalParticipation

Local Information

Map of Local Area

Travel arrangements offered by Canonical

Sat 8

Between 09:00 and 17:00

Brussels Airport

Dolce

There will be a mini bus available at the airport straight to Dolce. Pick up point JAVA Coffee Bar

Sat 8

Before 09:00 or after 17:00

Brussels Airport

Dolce

Take a taxi directly to Dolce from the airport

Sat 8

Between 09:00 to 17:30

Eurostar (Gare du Midi)

Dolce

At Gare du Midi change for train to La Hulpe Train station (Louvain La Neuve-Ottignies bound NOT Louvain only. The latter is a different town). There will be a mini bus available at La Hulpe to go to Dolce

Sun 9

Between 09:00 to 20:30

Brussels Airport

Dolce

There will be a mini bus available to go to Dolce.Pick up point JAVA Coffee Bar

Sun 9

Before 09:00 or after 20:30

Brussels Airport

Dolce

Take a taxi directly to Dolce

Sun 9

Between 09:00 to 20:30

Eurostar (Gare du Midi)

Dolce

At Gare du Midi change for train to La Hulpe Train station (Louvain La Neuve-Ottignies bound NOT Louvain only. The latter is a different town). There will be a mini bus available at La Hulpe to go to Dolce

Fri 14

Departures: 18:15

Dolce

Brussels Airport

If you need to depart earlier, please book a taxi directly with Dolce Reception Desk

Fri 14

Departures: 18:10, 18:35, 19:10, 19:35

Dolce

La Hulpe Train Station

From La Hulpe Train Station, trains to Brussels Midi depart at every '03 and '37 past the hour. If you need to depart earlier, please book a taxi directly with Dolce Reception Desk

Sat 15

Departures: 05:20, 06:30, 08:00, 08:30 and then every 30min. Last pick-up at 18:00

Dolce

Brussels Airport

If you need to depart before 05:20, please book a taxi directly with Dolce Reception Desk

Sat 15

Departures: from 09:20 to 16:20, every hour at '20 past

Dolce

La Hulpe Train Station

From La Hulpe Train Station, trains to Brussels Midi depart every hour, at '40 past the hour.

IMPORTANT: For sponsored people only: please note that taxis can be expensed only when bus transportation is not provided.

Please download here the train timetable Brussels Midi - La Hulpe Station.
For more information on train times from the Airport to Gare du Midi (Zuid), please visit http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/parking_transport/to-and-from/train

Expenses

Expense Form

Meeting Schedule

Start: 09:00

Lunch: 13:00-14:00

End: 18:00

Internet

Wireless (Dolce) - note that ports not explicitly opened are blocked, e.g.: 465

Meals

  • Breakfast and Lunch is in the Argan restaurant downstairs past the main lobby
  • Dinner: apart from Monday and Friday, please make your own plan for dinner. The perdiem is 30Euros. Each night there will be coaches from Dolce to Brussels, Waterloo and Louvain La Neuve. Timetable will be confirmed during the event. Please note that you can expense the perdiem only when dinner has not been pre-arranged.

Timing
Breakfast= 6.30-8.45am
Lunch= 13.00-14.00
Coffee breaks=10.45-11.00 & 16.00-16.15 (E-coffee bars on Ground floor and first floor; coffee station on the 2nd floor)

Bars, Restaurants and Cafeterias Nearby

  • Argan Restaurant, Tree O Restaurant, Lobby Bar, and Oak Bar inside the hotel

  • Quick Restaurants - Cheap burgers similar to Wendy's or McDonald's; some English spoken

  • Boston Steak House - Simple menu and tasty steaks; some English spoken, call ahead for larger groups (sat 14 of us easily with reservation)

  • List of Restaurants

Places of Interest

Tourist Information

Please download here a booklet with local attractions.

Useful Info on the local area

Pharmacy: Multipharma - multipharma.yours.be Rue des Combattants 58, La Hulpe - Tel: 0032 2 653 63 46

Grocery shop: La Hulpe Supermarket (address tbc)

Laundrette: (very close to the GB Super Market) Rue Colonel Montigny 1332 Genval

Closest ATM machine (There is no ATM Machine in the hotel) Fortis Banque: square Trois Colonnes 1 1310 La Hulpe Téléphone: 0032 2-6340440

  • Actually, there are at least 5 ATMs in Hoeilaart that are closer to the hotel than this one... -- JanC

Hospital/Emergency: Clinique St Pierre Reine Fabiola 9 Avenue 1340 Ottignies Tel: 0032 10 43 72 11

Post Office: Bureau de poste Rue DES COMBATTANTS 135 1310 LA HULPE

Police Station: Zone de police La Mazerine (La Hulpe/Lasne/Rixensart) Avenue du Gris Moulin 14, 1310 La Hulpe Téléphone: 00322 6551672

Courier Company: CIT Express Avenue de la Verrerie, 156 1190 Bruxelles Tél: 0032 2 533 21 41

Weather: 12°C-17°C or 54°F-63°F Daily Maximum with some rainy days.

Evening Programme

Monday 10th: “Let's get together for a BBQ” - Outdoor space in front of the main entrance, 7pm onwards

Thursday 13th: DJ night at the OAK Bar, Dolce (not organized by Canonical)

Friday 14th : ALL STARS PARTY = Redwood Hall, Dolce, 7.30pm

Venue Facilities (all complimentary!)

-2x tennis courts

-1 x volleyball field

-Walking trails and jogging paths in the forest. Maps available at the reception desk

-Fitness centre: located -1 floor next to the indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna. Open 24h/24 and 7/7.

-Swimming Pool (indoor): open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. daily

Paid for
- Mountain bikes hire for half a day 15€ or 25€ Full day
- SPA

Things to bring

European adapter and a power strip

Expenses

Expenses should be claimed by * 28 May*. Please ensure you keep all receipts for all transfers and anything else you are claiming for. There is no need to keep receipts for your per diem.

Social Whiteboard

If Anyone is interested in coming along, everyone is welcome, please be in the reception at 6:50pm for the bus. Please add your name to the list.

  • Laura Czajkowski
  • Elizabeth Krumbach
  • Penelope Stowe
  • Jan Claeys
  • Paolo Sammicheli
  • Sergio Zanchetta
  • Alan Bell
  • Chris Crisafulli
  • Adam Sommer
  • Elaine Logan
  • Margaret Logan
  • Sylvia McGilivray

  • Dea Million
  • Benjamin Humphrey
  • Martin Owens
  • Christelle Thomas (kinouchou)
  • Martin Bogomolni
  • Scott Ritchie

Tuesday 11th : "Delirium Café" | Everyone is welcome !


  • Anyone interested in hitting a vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Brussels on Thursday? -- jtatum@gmail.com


Calling all Yogi's | Wake-up Ashtanga Yoga |

  • Friday, May 14th
  • 7-8 am
  • Basement of Conference Center (all the way to the left and back hallway)
  • There are no mats available, however, a large bath towel will do.


ARRGGH! Treasure Hunt

  • Ground Rules
  • 1) Is NOT a team building exercise, however, feel free to watch each other's backs.
  • 2) Is contained WITHIN the walls of the hotel.
  • 3) Starts directly after the WRAP UP.
  • The FIRST CLUE will be announced by Jono during the WRAP UP.
  • HINT to those who have found the 2nd clue: You will not find the answers by using your computers. "Time to EXERCISE THE RIGHT brain."


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Local Team

The following people live in the area if you want more information.

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UDS-M/LocalParticipation (last edited 2010-05-14 16:16:09 by dea-million)