We advise people to stay in Utrecht, also during the post conference tour, since this is the place of departure each day.
Hotels have been selected for this conference with instant availability and against special conditions. All rates include breakfast and all taxes. No additional services fees will be charged. In order to benefit from our special rates, full prepayment will be required to complete and confirm your reservation. You can find the available hotels here, nice restaurants and tips about what to do in Utrecht can be found at the bottom of this page.
How to get to Utrecht
From Schiphol Airport:
Schiphol is an important hub for the Dutch rail network. It’s very easy to get from there to anywhere across the country. You can plan your train journey online at NS.nl and 9292.nl, which gives you door-to-door public transport advice.
From Eindhoven Airport:
Eindhoven Airport can easily and quickly be reached by various modes of public transport. Next to the terminal you will find the bus stop where you can get on and off. Eindhoven Central Station can be reached by bus 400 and 401.
Another option is the AirExpressBus, which offers a bus line between Eindhoven Airport, Den Bosch, Utrecht and Amsterdam. These busses bring you from the airport to these cities on a daily basis and on multiple times per day.
How to get to Centraal Museum
The nearest train station is Station Utrecht Vaartse Rijn, from there it is a 10 minute walk. From Utrecht Central Station you can take bus 2, which stops right in front of the museum, or take a 20 minute walk through the city centre.
Public Transportation in the Netherlands
During the conference, the post-conference and the accompanying persons progamme, all transportation will be provided by the organizing committee. However, transportation from the airport to your hotel and to and from the museum is not included.
The Netherlands is a small country with an excellent public transport system. Wherever you need or want to go, you can get there easily and comfortably by train, bus, tram, metro or ferry.
Train cards can be bought at the yellow and blue machines located in each train station. You can also buy them online here. Information about buying a public transport pass can be found here. You can use this pass for all types of public transportation. Bus and tram tickets can also be bought inside the busses and trams or at machines located on the platforms.
Utrecht is often overlooked by visitors, who usually head to Amsterdam or Delft. The city of Utrecht, with its inextricable combination of rich past and dynamic present, is a truly unique place. This 2000-year-old city teems with a wide range of interesting museums, boutiques, historical architecture, and cultural events with programmes full of theatre, fashion, art and more. It’s medieval city centre is ideal to explore on foot. And with the tallest bell tower in the Netherlands – the Dom tower – as a landmark, finding your way around is no trouble at all. The following are some helpful links on planning your visit in Utrecht.
Broei, A nice vegetarian restaurant with great coffee
Louis Hartloopercomplex, located in Utrecht’s most well-known ArtHouse Cinema
Zies, winebar and bistro.
Saowapa, original Thai food, also for take-away.
Kimmade, amazing and cheap Vietnamese food, they have a location for a quick bite and a ‘Food Village’ for a longer dinner.
Le Jardin, the art of good food with vegetables as the starting point.
Watertoren, lunch and dinner in an original water tower.
Sanju, Utrecht’s first and only ramen bar.
De Zagerij and Het Ketelhuis, located in the sawmill and boiler house of the old Pastoe factory.
Kafe België, a small café with a huge selection of craft beers.
Moksi & Tandoori, ‘local’ Surinam take-away food.
Blauw, ‘local’ Indonesian food.
Museums and things to do
Museum de Speelklok, a museum dedicated to musical machines.
Rietveld Schröder House, book your tour in advance!
‘t Oude Pothuys, live music almost every night.
Canal Tours Utrecht, take a boat past the city’s highlights.
Oud Amelisweerd, museum in a country park.
Castle de Haar, an early 20th century castle.
Waterlinie Museum, learn how the Dutch used water as an ally.