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Ghent campus

Where history meets modern urban life

This multicultural city blends architectural beauty with creativity and innovative thinking

Walking into our Ghent campus can feel like you’re walking back in time. But this beautiful, historical building has all the modern facilities to provide innovative learning experiences. It’s where we host many open executive and customised programmes, our Masters in General Management, Masters in Marketing & Digital Transformation and Executive MBA

You’ll find us in the very heart of the city’s historical centre – surrounded by both beautiful architecture and modern boutiques and restaurants.

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History meets modernity

The Great Seminary, which houses our campus, was completed in 1914. Before seminary students could use it, however, German troops turned it into a barracks. The first seminarist took up residence in 1926. In 2003, the building was given a new purpose as Vlerick campus. The stained glass windows and religious statues of the deconsecrated chapel now share space with cutting-edge facilities – including 25 breakout rooms and eight lecture spaces.  

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An inspiring setting

Enter our campus, and you’ll find yourself in the atrium – a secluded courtyard where students and faculty gather to eat lunch, catch up on reading and relax. You’ll also see a magnificent piece of art – Italian Life by Panamarenko, one of Belgium’s most important sculptors and visual artists – on the floor of the atrium. You’ll be surprised and delighted by ancient and modern art throughout our campus – which is a truly creative and inspirational place to study.

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Discover a wealth of knowledge and information

Access the latest research, prepare for classes or just quench your thirst for knowledge at the library. We have a vast collection of print publications and online resources that span the whole spectrum of business and management topics. There’s also space for silent study, reading and working. If you’re looking for a quiet spot to concentrate, head to the library loft – its cosy sofas, coffee tables and bar stools make it feel like you’re in your own living room.  

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Recharge your batteries

At the end of a busy day of learning, it’s nice to take some time to relax and reflect. And the enclosed garden is the perfect spot. Take a break on one of the picnic tables, meet up with colleagues for group work – or channel your energy into a game of ping pong. 

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Food to power your learning

The ancient seminary refectory now houses a fine dining restaurant for our executive education participants. We hold events here too. Separately, at ground floor level, our spacious lounge is a great space for lunch – offering sandwiches and other cold and hot snacks. We also have a bar where you can catch up with friends and discuss your day. 

How to find us

Reep 1 
9000 Ghent 

Opening hours 
Monday to Thursday: 8 AM – 6 PM 
Friday: 8 AM – 3.30 PM
Adjusted opening hours in July and August: Monday-Thursday 9-12 AM and 1-5 PM, Friday 9-12 AM

Get in touch!

FAQs

Where can I park?

The Reep underground car park is right next to our campus. It’s open 24/7 and has 500 spaces. You can also use the Zuid car park. It’s a five-minute walk away, open 24/7 and has more than 1,000 spaces. 

Since January 2020, Ghent city centre has been a Low Emission Zone. This means some cars can’t enter – so please check before you come. Remember, if your car has a foreign number plate, you’ll need to register it online before bringing it to Ghent. 

Which taxi services do you recommend?

  • V-Tax + 32 9 222 22 22  
  • Europataxi + 32 495 77 73 55 
  • Huureenstuur + 32 9 253 13 43 

Which hotels do you recommend near campus?

We’ve listed these hotels in order of walking distance from campus: 

  1. Getaway Gent 
    Seminariestraat 2, B-9000 Gent 
    Tel.: + 32 9 233 96 88 
    Email: gent@getaway.be 
    Website – You can mention that you are a Vlerick participant when booking 
      
  2. Ibis Gent Centrum St.-Baafskathedraal ** 
    Limburgstraat 2, B-9000 Gent 
    Tel.: + 32 9 233 00 00 
    Email: H0961-re@accor.com 
    Website – You can mention that you are a Vlerick participant when booking 
  3. NH Gent Belfort **** 
    Hoogpoort 63, B-9000 Gent 
    Tel.: + 32 9 233 33 31 
    Email: nhgentbelfort@nh-hotels.com 
    Website – You can mention that you are a Vlerick participant when booking 
  4. Hotel Novotel Gent Centrum **** 
    Goudenleeuwplein 5, B-9000 Gent 
    Tel.: + 32 9 224 22 30 
    Email: H0840-re@accor.com 
    Website – You can mention that you are a Vlerick participant when booking 
  5. Ghent Marriott Hotel **** 
    Drabstraat 10, B-9000 Gent 
    Tel.: + 32 9 233 93 93 
    Email: reservations@marriottghent.com 
    Website 
  6. Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof **** 
    Hoogstraat 36, B-9000 Gent 
    Tel.: +32 9 235 40 70 
    Email: ghent@pillowshotels.com 
    Website 
  7. Hotel de Flandre **** 
    Poel 1–2, B-9000 Gent 
    Tel.: + 32 9 266 06 00 
    Fax: + 32 9 266 06 09 
    Email: info@hoteldeflandre.be 
    Website 
  8. Hotel Gravensteen *** 
    Jan Breydelstraat 35, B-9000 Gent 
    Tel.: + 32 9 225 11 50 
    Fax: + 32 9 225 18 50 
    Email: hotel@gravensteen.be 
    Website 
  9. Ghent River Hotel **** 
    Waaistraat 5, B-9000 Gent 
    Tel.: + 32 9 266 10 10 
    Fax: + 32 9 266 10 15 
    Email: info@ghent-river-hotel.be 
    Website 
  10. Hotel Harmony **** 
    Kraanlei 37, B-9000 Gent 
    Tel.: + 32 9 324 26 80 
    Fax: + 32 9 324 26 88 
    Email: info@hotel-harmony.be 
    Website 

Which restaurants do you recommend near campus?

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Korenlei Twee 
Korenlei 2 
9000 Gent 
+ 32 9 224 00 73

Allegro Moderato
Korenlei 7
9000 Gent
+ 32 9 233 23 32



Pakhuis
Schuurkendstraat 4
9000 Gent
+ 32 9 223 55 55

Cafe Theatre
Schouwburgstraat 5-7
9000 Gent
+ 32 9 265 05 50


‘t Vosken
Sint-Baafsplein 19
9000 Gent
+ 32 9 225 73 61

Borsalino
Vlaanderenstaat 44-46
9000 Gent
+ 32 9 225 86 94

Balls & Glory
Jacobijnenstraat 6
9000 Gent
+ 32 486 67 87 76

Otomat
Kleine Vismarkt 3
9000 Gent
+ 32 9 278 04 04

Bavet
Verlorenkost 1
9000 Gent