• Conference Venue

    Palais des Congrès

    Esplanade de l'Europe 2/A

    4020 Liège (Belgium)







  • How to get to the Palais des Congrès

    Arrival by  /


    ➢ Coming from Liège-Guillemins Railway Station (15 minutes by foot)

    Head north toward Place des Guillemins. Turn right onto Place des Guillemins. At the roundabout, go straight onto Rue de Paradis. Turn right, then left and cross the river onto the pedestrian passerelle ‘La Belle Liègeoise’, which has been inaugurated in May 2016.

    It takes 5 minutes to reach the Palais des Congrès by taxi.


    ➢ Coming from Liège-Palais railway station (28 minutes by foot)

    Head east on Rue de Bruxelles toward Rue du PalaisRailway. Turn right onto Quai de Gaulle. Slight right at La passerelle. Continue straight. Turn left toward Quai Marcellis. Turn right onto Quai Marcellis. Turn right onto Tunnel sous la Dérivation. Sharp left onto Rue du Parc. Turn right onto Esplanade de l'Europe. Destination will be on the right.

    It takes 10 minutes to reach Palais des Congrès by taxi.


    Arrival by car


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    Parking possibilities


    The site Palais des Congrès has 300 parking spaces.


  • Language

    All documents will be in English


  • Travel

    Travel should be organized individually by the participants.


  • Accommodation

    Participants will be in charge of the reservation of accommodation.

    Destrée Organisation has arranged agreements with several hotels in order for the participants to get discounts on accommodation fees.

    When you proceed to the reservation, make sure you get the discount.

    Please note that hotel bookings are at a ‘first come, first serve’ basis

    A. Palais des Congrès : meeting

    C. Ramada Plaza Hotel Liège : accommodation

    F. Hotel Le Cygne d’Argent Liège : accommodation


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    Palais des Congrès, Esplanade de l'Europe 2/A - 4020 Liège

    Phone: + 32 4 340 38 88


    Ramada Plaza Hotel, Quai Saint Léonard 36 - 4000 Liège

    Phone: +32 4 228 81 11





    * * * *  Ramada Plaza Liège

     ‘C’ on the map

    single € 96 / double € 106  (incl. breakfast!)


    • Distance to the meeting venue: 15 min by foot

    • Reservation form to fill out in order to get a discount

    • Relaxation centre with fitness room and sauna (complimentary)

    • Unlimited free wireless internet access

    • Private parking: 5€ a day or10 € for 24 hours


    If you want to book a room, please click here


    * * *  Hotel Le Cygne d’Argent

    ‘F’ on the map

    Single  € 79 / double € 88


    • Distance to the meeting venue: 10 min by foot

    • Precise in the reservation e-mail that you are an Animma participant to get a 10% discount ( )

    • Breakfast: 10 €

    • Public parking nearby: 10 € per day


    Hotel reservations and conditions


    1. The accommodation contract is concluded between the hotel guest and the hotel.
    2. The hotel bill has to be settled directly with the hotel. Official hotel conditions and cancellation fees apply: Individual bookings will be free of cancellation fee until 72 hours prior to arrival. For cancellations later than 72 hours prior to arrival or no-shows, a fee of 100% of the invoiced amount may be charged.
    3. Cancellations can only be made in writing (fax/e-mail) to hotel concerned.


  • About Belgium

    The Kingdom of Belgium is a sovereign state in Western Europe. Brussels, its capital city hosts several of the European Union's official seats as well as the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO. Belgium covers an area of about 30,000 square kilometers and has a population of around 11 million people.


    The country is divided in three regions and three communities that exist next to each other. Its two largest regions are the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders in the north and the French-speaking southern region of Wallonia. Each of them are divided into 5 provinces: Namur, Liège, Luxembourg, Hainaut and Walloon Brabant in Wallonia; Antwerp, East Flanders, West Flanders, Limburg and Flemish Brabant in Flanders. The Brussels-Capital Region, officially bilingual, is a mostly French-speaking enclave within the Flemish Region. A German-speaking Community exists in eastern Wallonia.


    If you are willing to taste the culinary specialties of the country, you should not miss French fries, chocolate and of course beer. There are approximately 180 breweries in the country, ranging from international giants to microbreweries.



    Belgium has three official languages: French, Dutch and German. People speak French in het south of Belgium (Wallonia) and Dutch in the north (Flanders).  Only a small part of the population speaks German.



    The unit of currency is the Euro.



    The climate is maritime temperate with significant precipitation in all seasons. The average winter temperature is ± 3°Celsius (± 37° Fahrenheit). The average temperature in summer is ± 16°Celsius (± 60° Fahrenheit).



    The electrical current in Belgium is 220 volts (50Hz) with a standard rounded 2 pin europlug. If your equipment requires different voltage, you will need an electrical transformer.


  • About Liège

    Liège is a French-speaking city of Belgium. It is the chief city of the province of Liège and the economic capital of Wallonia. Liège is also known as the « Cité ardente », which means the blazing city.


    The city has around 200.000 inhabitants. It is the most densely populated urban district of Wallonia and the third most densely populated of Belgium after Brussels and Antwerp.


    Liège is located about 95 km from Brussels.  It takes about 1h to reach Liège by car or train.


    The Palais des Congrès is a meeting centre of outstanding charm located in the heart of the Boverie park. The centre offers pleasant surroundings, with lush vegetation, paths and ponds. Far from the hustle and bustle of the city and yet it will take you just a few minutes to reach the historic heart of the lively town with its cultural wealth, urban attractions and nightlife through the recently innovated ‘passerelle’.


    Before leaving, do not forget to taste the Liège waffle, a specialty of the city.













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