The Loop

The Loop is a European development project designed to open up the south of Ghent. It is also home to Ikea and the KBC tower.

For visitors

See our upcoming events to find out what the future holds and ask the organisers for parking details. Free disabled parking is available in the designated spaces in car park PA4.

Modified streetcar network!

Streetcar 1 will not run to Flanders Expo from September 1 due to works at the Voskenslaan, Maaltebruggestraat, and Derbystraat.

Alternative Streetcar 1

Alternative with public transport from Gent Sint-Pieters until 17/8/2023: bus lines 76, 77, 78 and N76 and get off at the (temporary) bus stop Maria Middelares Maalte on the Kortrijksesteenweg.
De Lijn timetable

By bicycle

Easy and healthy

By bike

Go down Derbystraat and over the cycle bridge. Or follow the R4 and Raymond La Rochelaan to join the cycle path to Flanders Expo. Park your bike in the stands next to Hall 3.
Jump on your bike

By car

Follow The Loop

By car

Exit the E40 Brussels – Ostend motorway at junction 14, and see the organiser's website for parking details.
Check the calendar

For suppliers

The quickest route to the Flanders Expo halls and offices is via exit 5 off The Loop. Follow the signs to the PA4 Car Park. Carrying a heavy load? Report in at the PA4 car-park barrier and drive to gate 14. For further directions to the offices see the getting here file or the Easy Wayfinding video animation.

For exhibitors

Ask the organiser for parking details first. Exit The Loop at junction 5 and drive into the car park. For further directions to PA 1, 2 and 3, see the getting here file or the Easy Wayfinding video animation.

I have an appointment

Have you arranged to meet a member of Easyfairs staff? Then park in the PA4 car park.

Office car park

Follow the signs to ‘offices’ or ‘Ikea’ and leave The Loop at exit 5 (drive past Ikea and keep to the right). Once inside the staff entrance take the lift to the second floor.
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