AIJA Christmas Dinner


14 December 2018

To end a spectacular 2018 full of memorable AIJA events and moments, join us in Brussels for our annual Christmas dinner.

Many of you have already enjoyed the sights of the city at our Annual Congress this Summer. It’s now time to explore its magical ‘Winter Wonders’ atmosphere with a breathtaking light show, music and a stunning Christmas tree adorning the Grand Place, as well as plenty of colourful stalls filled with gifts ideas and seasonal specialties.

Date & time: Friday 14 December 2018 at 19.30

Dinner venue: La Manufacture - Rue Notre Dame du Sommeil 12 - 1000 Brussels

The Christmas dinner is open to members and non-members.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes,

The AIJA Team

Practical information

Ticket price

The price includes champagne aperitif, 3-course dinner & wine

Directions to the Manufacture

From the Airport
By Train: In the Brussels Airport passenger terminal, take the lift to -1 and buy the Airport City Express train ticket (8.80 € one way) at the ticket machines or ticket office. For Brussels, you may take any train at platform 1, 2 or 3. There are 4 direct trains per hour (h09 – h 24 – h 36 – h 51) with a journey time of about 15 minutes. Stop at Central Station. 
By Taxi: Taxis are located just outside the arrival hall at the airport. Taxis are metered and the cost should be around 40-45.00 €. Travel time in taxi to the city centre is usually 30 min or more depending upon traffic.

From Central Station
Yoy may enjoy a nice 10-15 min walk up to the Sainte Catherine/Dansaert area passing by the Grand Place and Christmas market streets or opt for a short metro ride taking Line 1 (direction Gare de l'Ouest) or Line 5 (direction Erasme) getting off at the second stop 'Sainte Catherine'. Check the Map for your way to the Manufacture restaurant.

From South Station (Zuid/Midi) - Eurostar or Thalys
You may either take a train to go to Central Station or take the Tram/Pre-metro 3 (direction Esplanade) or 4 (direction Gare du Nord) for 3 stops and get off at Bourse/Beurs. A single ticket will cost you 2.10 € (single fare jump) and can be purchased at the ticket machines in the STIB/MIVB area. Once at Bourse/Beurs, il will take you 5-10 minutes walking to the Manufacture Restaurant. Check the Map.

Brussels Taxis phone numbers
Taxis vert: +32 2 349 349 49
Taxis bleu: +32 2 268 00 00 
Uber is also available in Brussels

Accommodation in Brussels

Preferential rates have been arranged for AIJA participants in the following hotels located in the city centre (first come first served basis):

Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains 30     
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 502 60 06  

Preferential AIJA rate:  10% off the daily rate inserting the code AIJA2018 in the ‘I have a promo code’ section.

Marriott Brussels Grand Place****
Rue Auguste Orts 3-7
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 516 90 90

Deluxe room (Single occupancy): 150€ (+4.24 € city tax)
Deluxe room (double occupancy): 160€ (+8.48 € city tax)
Rates are per room per night incl. VAT, service, full American breakfast and wi-fi.

Booking deadline: 3/12/2018 - Click to book at the AIJA group rate

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel****
Rue du Fossé-aux-Loups 47
1000 Brussels
Tel : +32 2 219 28 28

Standard room (Single occupancy): 149€ (+4.24 € city tax)
Standard room (double occupancy): 169€ (+8.48 € city tax)
Rates are per room per night incl. VAT, service, breakfast buffet and wi-fi.

Booking deadline: 30/11/2018 - Click to book at the AIJA group rate