The city centre of Ghent is expecting nearly 80,000 students in the coming weeks. Therefore, starting Monday 7 September, the obligation to wear a face mask will be expanded to the student district. Wearing a mask will be mandatory for everyone aged 12 years or older in the Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat – Overpoort axis and adjacent streets. On top of that, the city calls on everyone to wear a face mask in other busy areas. That way, we continue to protect ourselves and others against the virus.
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By public transport
From Gent-Sint-Pieters station: take tram 1 towards Wondelgem or Evergem to the stop ‘Sint-Niklaasstraat’. Walk via Emile Braunplein and Stadhuissteeg to the campus on Hoogpoort.
From Gent-Dampoort station: take bus 3 towards Mariakerke Post or bus 38/39 towards Blaarmeersen to the stop ‘Gent Stadhuis’. Walk via Emile Braunplein and Stadhuissteeg to campus Hoogpoort.
- If you come by car, best park under Vrijdagmarkt.
- From 1 January 2020 onwards, Ghent will banish the most polluting cars from its city centre. Campus Hoogpoort lies within the borders of this new 'low-emission zone' (LEZ). Petrol cars that meet the Euro 2 standard (Euronorm 2) or higher are allowed in the inner city. Diesel cars are obliged to meet the Euro 5 standard (Euronorm 5) to be allowed in.
Read more about the low-emission zone here.
Campus Hoogpoort is located in the heart of Ghent's historic city centre. Korenmarkt, Graslei and Korenlei, the Gravensteen, Patershol and Veldstraat are all within walking distance.