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Conference Venue and Accommodation

Due to the unavailability of large conference rooms at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the conference will this year be held at the Van der Valk Schiedam, on the border of the cities of Rotterdam and Schiedam. Rotterdam is famous for its port, modern architecture and housing EHERO ; Schiedam is the city with the world's highest windmills, historic warehouses, and jenever distilleries producing Dutch gin.

By public transport, you are in 20-25 minutes in the city centre of Rotterdam (including 10 minute walk from the hotel to metro station Schiedam Nieuwland; cost of a single trip is +/- €2,30). We recommend staying (1) in a hotel near the venue or (2) in a hotel in the city centre of Rotterdam with good access to metro station Blaak, Beurs or Eendrachtsplein or (3) in a hotel in Delfshaven (for Americans: this is an old port neighborhood from which the Pelgrim Fathers set sail; ). The metro map of Rotterdam can be found below. Participants with mobility problems are advised to stay in the conference hotel (special rooms are available). Hotel prices in the Rotterdam-Schiedam area typically vary between 75 and 175 euro per night.

Getting to the venue by car or public transport

By car: Dutch, Belgian, German or French participants may come by car. You will find the conference close to the A20 motorway, exit 10 (Schiedam Noord) For a complete route, enter your address of the hotel (Hargalaan 6, Schiedam) in you GPS. Parking on site is free. Please note: are you coming by car? Then don't forget to scan your parking ticket at the Barrista Lounge, the restaurant or the sales desk before departure to drive out for free.

Public transport: Most participants will land on Schiphol Airport, although Rotterdam/The Hague airport also serves some European destinations. From Schiphol Airport take the train to Rotterdam Centraal (Intercity Direct; for inner city Rotterdam hotels) or to Schiedam Centrum (for conference venue hotels). The conference venue can be reached by taxi within 6 minutes from Schiedam Centrum Station. However, from this station you can also take the tram or metro to Station Nieuwland and then continue your journey. Station Schiedam Nieuwland is located at approximately 10 minutes walking distance from Van der Valk Hotel Schiedam, with various metro and tram lines.

You can use the app and website to find your way in the Netherlands. In the 9292 app you will find all times, fares and tickets for the train, bus, tram, metro and ferry in The Netherlands. The app is available in English. Public transport drives

Hotels close to conference venue

Van der Valk Schiedam (conference venue):

Novotel Schiedam Rotterdam (7 minutes walk):

Campanile Rotterdam West Vlaardingen (12 minutes walk):

Hotels in city center with good connection to conference venue by metro

Near Blaak Metro Station:

CitizenM Rotterdam:

Near Beurs Metro Station:

Postillion Hotel WTC Rotterdam:

Near Eendrachtsplein Metro Station:

Bilderberg Parkhotel Rotterdam:

City Hub Rotterdam (budget):

Near Delfshaven Metro Station:

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