STERK.GENT personal training studio’s are located in one of the biggest climbing halls in Europe ‘Klimzaal biover sport blaarmeersen’
This building is situated in recreation domain ‘Blaarmeersen’in Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen.
Route to location
In domain ‘Blaarmeersen’are many parking places. They are free of charge in low season and €3,5/day between 1 May and 31 September. There are free parking spaces just outside the domain as well. They are situated next to ‘de watersportbaan’.
Route from/to train or Airport
Public Transport from train Station Gent-Sint-Pieters:
- Take bus 41: ‘Merelbeke kwenenbos – Gent Blaarmeersen’or bus 43: ‘Bottelare – Melle Caritas – Gent Blaarmeersen’
Public Transport from Brussels Airport:
- Take the train to Station Gent-Sint-Pieters. Then bus 41 or 43 direction ‘Gent Blaarmeersen’
Hotels and other accommodations
We recommend the following hotels:
Europa Hotel Gent (closest hotel to the venue). The Europahotel is a modern and trendy business and leisure hotel located on the beautiful banks of the Leie River in the green edge of Ghent. The unique location offers plenty of opportunities during your stay. Exclusive in Ghent, the Europahotel has a brand-new pier. It is only a 15-minute walk to the venue. And a 25-minute walk to the city center.
1898 The Post Hotel (small designer hotel in the heart of Gent). An intimate hotel in a stunning historic landmark in the heart of Ghent.
This small designer hotel opened in 2017 in the upper floors of Ghent’s old post office building. Located in the very heart of Ghent, the hotel offers its guests some of the best views in the city. The 38 guest’s rooms are decorated in a warm style- with high ceilings, dark green walls and antique furniture – complementing the building’s late 19th century architecture. And the quintessential cocktail bar commands a stunning view of the spires of historic Ghent.
A local sense of place.
Built between 1898 and 1910, Ghent’s post office building was designed by architect Louis Cloquet in collaboration with Stéphane Mortier for the 1913 World exhibition.
It is built in an eclectic style, with predominantly neo-Gothic and neo-Renaissance influences, echoing the beautiful façade of the Gildehuis der Vrije Schippers along the Graslei Canal.
The striking clock tower, 52 meters tall, adds an exquisite touch to the historical vista formed by the Belfry of Ghent, St Bavo’s Cathedral, and St. Michael’s Bridge.
With great views through the grand window, the restored wood and indirect lighting create a cozy atmosphere accented with a contemporary touch of freshness. The natural earth colours of the interior design combine a local sense of place with a relaxed feeling of being at home.
In addition to the guestrooms, there is a multi-functional room suited for both business and tourism gatherings – from meetings and product presentations to festive dinners. Breakfast and afternoon tea are available to the guests as well as open to the public.
Quintessential cocktail bar.
The hotel’s crowning touch is the cocktail bar – called The Cobbler, after the special type of cocktail shaker. The bar’s ambiance reflects an old-time atmosphere- with a stunning view of the spires of historic Ghent. With an identity of its own, The Cobbler’s ambition is to be the finest cocktail bar in the city.
Restaurants in the area:
Kantien, the place to be where you can enjoy to the fullest … Tasty coffees - surprising (craft) beers - delicious homemade lemonades - cheese from artisan cheese factory Het Hinkelspel - sausages from j.e.f - honest, tasty and homemade dishes. A cosy spot with lots of natural light and a lovely terrace overlooking the water.
And don’t forget to check out our Happy Friday concept!
Fou d’o, Inside, the contemporary interior and stylish service invite you to enjoy the beautiful brasserie kitchen. This is mainly Belgian-French tinted with weekly suggestions from the chef. Also worth mentioning are the tapas that are served with the aperitif and those who wish can also have a casual meal at the bar. Lunch is also offered on weekdays with an excellent price / quality ratio. Fou d’O is a great asset to Arteveldestad.
Brasserie Patyntjeis a famous restaurant in Ghent, it opened in the late twenties of the last century.
The charming colonial-style villa and terrace with view over the Lys river, is an absolute must.
There are three separate meeting rooms with view over the Lys river, free parking with charging station for electric cars and a quay for mooring.The signature dishes are vol-au-vent, Flemish stew and Sole Meuniere. In short, some authentic dishes from the Flemish cuisine at their best.
Patyntje is part of Les Brasseries de Breyne: Cafe Theatre (brasserie, cheesebar, cocktailbar and patisserie Blochshop) in Ghent, Nenuphar in Afsnee - Gent
Le Botanist, Let food be the medicine. Honest organic and vegetable kitchen & Natural wine bar. A concept that stands for another system. With an eye for your health and that of our planet. A positive environment to eat and drink. 100% Botanical, 99% Organic and Gluten-free.
Things to do...
Things to do....
Locals and tourists alike love Ghent. What’s not to love in the city after all, there is great art, great food and it is one of the countries best kept secrets. Ghent still feels fairly small compared to other cities in Europe and despite being a great place for a break, it is not overrun by tourists and sightseers.
Ghent is a perfect blend of industry and medieval architecture which will appease every travellers European city palette. Nightlife and food are also good with some truly great food being served at a range of restaurants that will suit all budgets.
- Gravensteen is a 12th Century castle built for the count of Flanders.
- The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb is thought to be one of the world’s earliest oil paintings and dates back to the early 15th Century.
- The MSK art gallery is housed in what looks much like an Ancient Greek temple.
- Patershol, a well hidden home of many great restaurants
- Sint Pietersabdij, one of the biggest abbeys in all of Belgium
- Sint Baafskathedraal, this cathedral is the home of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb mentioned earlier
- Watch Some Home Movies at Huis van Alijn
- See a Dragon at the Belfort. Ghent may not be from a Game of Thrones novel but is still has its own dragon.
- Grab a coffee from Mokabon Ignore the bold, brand-new Starbucks and head into Mokabon, the cosy coffee house that is as they were and as they should be.
- The MIAT is the place to go if you want to learn about the history of industry in Ghent.
- STAM, If you have room for more learning and knowledge then a visit to STAM is an absolute must. STAM explores Ghent’s history and pre-history by rewinding 70,000 years into the past.
- Hop onto a water tram. For a truly different way of seeing the city, why not try the Ghent’s hop on hop off water tram. There are six stops to embark from or disembark to including the Castle of the Counts and St Peters Abbey. Not only does the tram get you from A to B but it is a unique way to see some of the city’s sights while you are at it. As an added bonus, if you buy the Ghent City Card, travel on the water tram is included and you can use it as much as you like for no further cost.