A historic location at the heart of Europe.
Chosen for the European Clojure community.

Leuven, Belgium is connected to Brussels Airport by a fifteen minute train ride, and by High Speed Rail to London, Paris, Amsterdam, and the Ruhr area.

Leuven, Belgium

Heart of Clojure is a conference by and for the European Clojure Community, As such we chose a location that's easily accessible from across Europe.

From Brussels Airport it's only a fifteen minute train ride and a five minute walk to get to the venue. We encourage people from neighbouring countries to take the train. If you're coming from London, Paris, Amsterdam, or Cologne then you can ride comfortably up to our doorstep.

A walkable old town to explore and enjoy.

Stella Artois, brewed in Leuven.

Leuven is a university city with a rich past and plenty of hospitality to offer.

The historic center is largely car-free and easily navigated on foot, making it a visitor friendly destination. With hundreds of years of history, many local breweries and a small walkable core, it's a perfect playground for the community to mingle.

Read all about Leuven on its Wikipedia page.

The Venue

Hal5 consists of former warehouses used by the Belgian Railways. Today it is a buzzing neighbourhood hub with a food court, urban gym, bakery, and coffee roastery.

Hal5 is surrounded by greenery. Perfect for a cold drink between sessions.


Most centrally located hotels will be within walking distance of the venue (10-20min). The Ibis hotel next to the main station is probably the closest one to the venue.

You can also check out Airbnb or Booking.com. Getting a bigger space for a group of people might be a nice option if you'd like to stay with friends also attending Heart of Clojure.

If you want to get the full experience we recommend to be around for most of August 1st and August 4th. While there are no specifics yet there will be some fringe activities before and after the conference that you might want to participate in.