Travel and Visa Information

Arriving by car

Wemmel is a suburb of Brussels, the capital of Europe. The center is situated next to the high way E19 exit 9 (Jette).

Arriving by plane

There are numerous daily flights to Brussels International airport.

In any case, our airport pick-up and delivery service does only include planes landing in Brussels Central (Zaventem). There is no pick-up service from the airports in Charleroi and Ostend.

From the Airport in Brussels, there is less than 10 minutes drive to to the Van der Valk Brussels Airport hotel. The hotel provides also a shuttle service.

Special offer from Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines has put a special package together for the EWC 2018 delegations.

The offer concerns:

  • Flights operated by Brussels Airlines
  • European destinations
  • Groups and individual travellers
  • Return flight tickets on class B-Flex

There will be a fixed rate of 300,00 EUR per ticket, excluding airport taxes

Further details of the offer
  • B-Flex on board service
  • Free name change on departure
  • Free change of return date up to the last available seat
  • Free luggage 1 x 23 kg
  • Free sport equipment (two bowling bags (three balls), max 23 kg each)
  • VIP Services
    • Premium check-in
    • Security fast lane access
    • Lounge access
    • Premium Seating (middle seat free if possible)
    • Food and Newspapers

Contact info for the special Brussel Airlines offer
Please contact: Thierry Vancalster
phone: +32 22 005 279 email:

Countries, where visas are necessary

We have checked a newly updated list from the Belgian Department of Foreign Affairs and found that visa is demanded for entrances for the following ETBF member federations:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Kazachtstan
  • Russia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine

In case of any doubt, we will recommend you to contact the Belgian embassy or consular in your country and ask for the demands and the application procedure.

Special invitations

In some occasions visas can be achieved without any special invitations from our side.

In other cases, special invitations and letters might be necessary to process the visa applications at the Belgian embassy or consular in your country. In these cases, please contact us in due time and also present any special content needed of the documents we must provide.

We will try to assist you with such invitation letters from case to case, but it is very important that you are contacting us in due time and not in the last minute.

Registration in Bowlingstones Bowling Centre

It is very important that each team manager turns up for a team registration in the centre soonest possible after the arrival. During the registration, we will validate the number of athletes, the data of each athlete, the passport for nationality validations and all payments.

As sooner all teams have gone through the registration, as earlier we can publish the lane assignments for the singles events.