bruges-bruggeOur venue in Bruges, a unique location


Bruges is a city that will capture your heart. It is a city of human proportions, but one that can never be truly fathomed. Its history has made it great, a fact that garnered it the title of a Unesco World Heritage City. Retaining the mysteries of the Middle Ages and unashamedly exuberant, Bruges has been an international metropolis for centuries.


Our Conference Centre :Unknown Oud Sint-Jan, Zonnekemeers, 8000 Brugge, Belgium

An event location with everything under the same roof! Conference and event center Oud Sint-Jan (Old Saint John) is, because of the historical appearance and its location in the center of Bruges with the canals, unique in Europe! Our conference and event center is located in a historic hospital from the nineteenth century. One of the first hospitals of Europe was already located on this site in the Middle Ages.

The Oud Sint-Jan site was used as a hospital in the 19th century. Today it is used for conventions, trade shows, events, and all kinds of celebrations.
The medieval Sint Jan’s Hospital was once one of the largest urban settings for the sick and poor. The nurses who worked there left a lot of stories, objects and works of art. These are still kept in the same place.
Furniture, paintings, sculpture and pieces of art are exhibited in the Memling Museum , also on the site, where the visitor can experience a history of 800 years. In 1976 the hospital was decommissioned. Afterwards, it was restored and since 1989, the site serves as Oud Sint-Jan congress, events and arts center.

Accommodation in Bruges

Bruges has 3,418 rooms in 101 hotels, each with their own history and their own character. Most hotels, venues, museums are located in the historic city centre, within easy walking distance from each other. Bruges’s hotels are renowned for their personal service provided by a multilingual staff.

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Congress Secretariat

For the more practical questions on conferences of Update in Medical Imaging, including registration, hotel bookings, questions concerning travel and invitation letters, please contact Mrs. Lieve Ectors or Mr. Luc Niville at:

King Conventions bvba
Semico Group

: : +32 (0)9 235 22 95 : +32 (0)9 233 85 97

Venue Oud Sint-Jan