Utrecht is the fourth largest city of the Netherlands. The town is located in the centre of the country, half an hour by train from Amsterdam. Utrecht is easily accessible and therefore a major commercial and conference town. It is the fastest expanding commercial centre (mainly services) in the Netherlands. Utrecht is one of the oldest towns of the Netherlands with an important historical centre, characterised by the canals and the medieval Dom-tower. There are many educational institutes in Utrecht, and one sixth of the city's population of over 300,000 is a student. Utrecht University is the biggest university in the Netherlands.The conference will take place at De Uithof, the modern university center of Utrecht. The spectacular modern buildings there attract visitors from all over the world.
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