The 2022 World Planning Congress will be staged in the "Maison de la Poste" -  a former Post Office -  conveniently situated in the heart of Brussels, on the Tour & Taxis site.

Tour & Taxis is one of Brussels' most interesting historical sites brought back to life as a major project for sustainable urbanization in the city center.

The construction of the Tour & Taxis industrial complex officially began in 1900 , it was one of the world's first multimodal freight transport platforms (water, road and rail) and the largest in Europe at the time. The "Maison de la Poste" was built in 1904 to serve as telephone and telegraph services, post office and administrative center for Tour & Taxis during its heyday as Europe's largest shipping hub. Its architecture is a fine testament to the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles and to the craftsmanship of the Industrial era.

The former Tour & Taxis railway site is currently undergoing a complete conversion in order to make it an exemplary sustainable urban development, opening up the site and integrating it into the surrounding densely populated and lively neighborhoods. The future of this 45-hectare site has been planned through a master plan, adopted by the Brussels-Capital Region at the end of 2008, which focuses on green and natural spaces, active mobility, enhancement of the heritage and sustainability.

Different activities will revolve around a public park, the epicenter of the site and a real backbone crossing the site from north to south. It is the largest urban park created in Brussels since the 19th century.

In 2019, "Maison de la Poste" was renovated, and metamorphosed into Brussels' most inspiring conference and events center where participants from all over the world meet to share ideas and to create stories.

Access to Maison de la Poste (Tour & Taxis)

The venue is easily accessible by road, by rail, from the airport and from the city itself. From the city center, walking or cycling is a wonderful way to reach the Maison de la Poste.

Therefore, we advise you to walk, cycle and use public transport.

 © Tour & Taxis

  • By Bike or on Foot

All entrances are accessible by bike and for pedestrians. Bicycle parking is available (see map). If you travel by a Villo bicycle (shared bikes), you'll also find a Villo station available in front of the entry of the site, in rue Picard. You can also use electric step scooters.

  • By Train 

The nearest train station is Brussels-NorthThe Brussels-North station is easily accessible throughout Belgium. It is located at less than 1 km from Tour & Taxis and allows quick access to the site on foot, with the Tour & Taxis shuttle service, by bus, by bike or electric step scooter.

  • Free Shuttle Service

There are shuttles traveling every 5 to 10 min from Brussels-North Station (Boulevard Simon Bolivar) to the Tour & Taxis site, back and forth. This free and regular shuttle service is provided every day of the week from 5.30 AM to 10 PM. An extra stop is included between noon and 2 PM at Place Rogier. Follow the Tour & Taxis shuttles in real time

  • By Metro

The stations Ribaucourt, Yser, Belgica and Pannenhuis are only 10-15 minutes walking distance from Tour & Taxis. If you come from the city center, please use either Ribaucourt or Yser.
- Lines: 2 & 6 – Stops: Ribaucourt and Yser stations
- Line: 6 – Stops: Belgica and Pannenhuis stations

  • By Tram

-  Line: 51 – Stop: Sainctelette

  • PRM

The entrances accessible to PRMs are rue Picard 1 and 3, avenue du Port 86.  

  • By Bus
By taking a "STIB/MIVB" bus:
- Line: 14 – Stop: Picard
- Line: 20 – Stop: Avenue du Port
- Line: 57 – Stop: Tour et Taxis
- Line: 88 – Stop: Tour et Taxis

  • From Brussels Airport 

Take an IC train from Brussels Zaventem airport to Brussels North station and join Tour & Taxis in 25 minutes. This train travels every 10 minutes. Once you've reached Brussels-North station, you can get to Tour & Taxis on foot, with the Tour & Taxis shuttle service, by bus, by bike or electric step scooter..

  • By Car 

Underground car park : avenue du Port 86c and rue Picard 13. Visitors of events: 

  • from Monday to Thursday from 6pm to 6am 
  • from Friday at 6pm to Monday at 6am

Parking access during the week before 6pm
Parking access during the week after 6pm and over the week-end
Rates of the underground car park

  1. Royal Depot
  2. Sheds
  3. Gare Maritime
  4. Maison de la Poste
  5. Hôtel des Douanes
  6. Herman Teirlinck
  7. Environment Brussels 
  8. Dangerous products
  9. Quai aux Poissons

Welcome Reception

Historic Town Hall, City of Brussels

For the Welcome Reception of the Congress, the City of Brussels offers the historic City Hall as a venue, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the "Grand-Place".

Dating back to the 15th century, the Town Hall is located in the heart of the historical center, on the sumptuous Grand-Place. Often considered to be the centerpiece of one of the most beautiful squares in the world, it is undoubtedly one of the most stunning buildings in Belgium and definitely one of the unmissable highlights of your stay in Brussels.

More about the Town Hall and Grand-Place:

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