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Hotel and travel

The 2020 workshop will be held in Utrecht the Netherlands. Utrecht is home of the largest University in the Netherlands, and famous for it historic city centre. Highlights of the city include remains of the old Roman city, many churches and the wharfs along the main canal which served as the harbot of the city from the 11th century onwards

Travel:

Utrecht is easily reached by train, with good train connections to Germany, Belgium and France.

Alternatively, Schiphol Amsterdam Airport is only 30 minutes away with a direct train connection. Amsterdam Airport is well connected to almost every city in Europe, and many cities in the USA and across the world. Tickets for the train from the airport to Utrecht can be bought at the airport upon arrival.

Locally, the hotel we recommend for your stay (see below)  is a 15-minute walk from the main train station. Alternatively, you can take bus 4,8,50,73,74 or 77 and get off at stop “Janskerkhof”. Bus tickets can be paid on the bus. If you plan on taking more than 10 trips with public transport in the Netherlands, it is worth getting yourself a public transportation chip card. This is called an “Ov-chipcard” and works similar to the London Oyster card. You load it with credit, and then check in- and out with buses.

Hotel:

We have reserved rooms at NH Hotel Janskerkhof.  You can book your own room at the hotel. Use the code “2004366100” when asked for a promotional code to get a 10% discount. Note that closer to the workshop date, there is a risk that the hotel will be outbooked. If so, you can contact p.lugtig at uu.nl for further hotel recommendations.

Location of the workshop

The workshop itself will be held in the Utrecht University Library, Heidelberglaan 3, Utrecht. Within the library, we will be based in the room “Boothzaal”, but there will be signs leading you from the busstop to the room upon arrival. Buses 27 and 28 stop in front of the NH hotel, and take you directly to the university in about 10 minutes. Get off at busstop “Heidelberglaan.