Venue and Travel Information
Travel to the Netherlands
Utrecht Central Station is directly connected by railway to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Trains leave every 15 minutes, and take 30 minutes from the airport to Utrecht. During night, trains leave every hour.
Utrecht is also well connected to the international airports of Rotterdam and Eindhoven. Both airports have a shuttle connection to the railway stations. Direct trains from Eindhoven to Utrecht take 50 minutes, from Rotterdam to Utrecht 40 minutes.
Also see information about the Public Transport Chip Card (OV-chipkaart)
The pre-conference registration and opening reception on Tuesday, as well as the conference dinner on Friday, will take place in the University Hall (Academiegebouw), in the centre of Utrecht. The public lectures will take place in the Dom Church, next to the University Hall.
All other sessions will take place at the University Campus De Uithof. All keynote sessions and other plenary sessions will take place in Theatron, in the Educatorium building. The parallel sessions will take place in the adjoining Ruppert building and in Theatron and Megaron in the Educatorium building. Some sessions on Animals and Art will take place in the Booth Hall (Boothzaal) at the University Library.
Addresses and Travel Information
Dom Church, Achter de Dom 1
The Dom Church is situated in the very centre of the city opposite the Dom Tower, which dominates the skyline of Utrecht. It is within walking distance of the Central Railway Station. Should you prefer to use public transportation, take bus No. 3 or 4 in the direction of Burg. Fockema Andrealaan and alight at the bus stop called Neude, or bus No. 11 in the direction of De Uithof/WKZ and alight at the bus stop called Janskerkhof. To travel by train or by bus you need a so called OV-chipkaart.
University Hall (Academiegebouw) Utrecht City Centre: Domplein 29
The University Hall is situated next to The Dom Church.
Educatorium, University Campus De Uithof: Leuvenlaan 19
From the city centre to the Educatorium by public transport: from Utrecht Central Station take bus 11 in the direction of De Uithof/WKZ or bus 12 (or 12s) in the direction of De Uithof/AZU. Alight the bus at bus stop called Heidelberglaan / Bestuursgebouw. Cross the street and walk about 100 meters back. On your right hand side you will see the Willem C. van Unnikgebouw (Willem C. van Unnik building), enter the main entrance and follow the signs to the Educatorium.
Ruppert building, University Campus De Uithof: Leuvenlaan 21
The Ruppert building can be reached through the Educatorium.
University Library, University Campus De Uithof: Heidelberglaan 3
The University Library is the black building across the Willem C. van Unnik building.
The Public Transport Chip Card (OV-chipkaart)
To take buses and trams in the Netherlands, you will require a Public Transport chip card (OV-chipkaart). (You can also use this card on the train, but it is still possible to buy disposable railway tickets).
You can buy one-day travel cards for bus travel at the registration desk of the conference. A one-day travel card costs 6 euros (electronic payment is preferred).
It is also possible to buy an anonymous or disposable card at a counter of public transport companies, the vending machine at the station, tabacco and convenience stores or supermarkets. The anonymous Public Transport chip card is a plastic card on which an amount or a travel product can been loaded. The card costs 7,50 euros.
A disposable card is for one trip or for a predetermined short-term use. For example, a one-day train or bus ticket or a three-day ticket for all public transport within the city of Amsterdam.
You can use your card to check in and out at the smart card readers. The smart card readers are located at the doors of a bus or tram. Gates are used in many train stations to limit access. The smart card reader is located on the right column of the gate. Train stations without gates have separate smart card readers.
Read more about the OV-chipcard.
Online journey planners:
- www.9292.nl (for planning your travel by public transport, including trains and buses)
- www.ns.nl (for planning your travel by train)
- www.maps.google.nl (Google maps: for directions when travelling by car, public transport, or on foot)