Course Venue

Venue

The course will take place near Utrecht, the Netherlands, on the property of Landgoed Oostbroek.

The exact address is Bunnikseweg 39, De Bilt.

Getting here and around

By Train to Utrecht

From Schiphol airport trains to Utrecht Central station depart about every 15 minutes. From many other cities you can also easily reach Utrecht by train directly via an 'Intercity' (which is in general quicker than a 'stoptrein' or 'sprinter'). Buy a ticket to Utrecht at the ticket machines or at the information/ticket desk. For more information about travelling by train, check www.ns.nl/en.

By Bus

For travelling by bus you will need to by an 'OV-chipcard' or you can buy (more expensive) single tickets on the bus. From Utrecht Central station you can take the GVU bus 12 to the Uithof/UMC, which departs every 5-15 minutes. Get off at the Padualaan for the Kruyt building.

Check the following website to plan your trip http://9292ov.nl/en

By Bike

You can also rent a public transport bike (OV-fiets) to get from Utrecht central station to the Uithof (about 20 minutes, € 3.85 per journey (up to 24 hours)).
Check the OV-bike website for more information.

By Car

From every direction (A28, A27 north/south) follow the directions to "De Uithof". At the exit, follow the directions to "P+R De Uithof" to be directed to the remote parking garage.

Parking space is limited on the Uithof itself. Therfore, we direct you to the P+R De Uithof parking garage, within walking distance of the course venue (15 minutes). Bus number 28 runs between P+R De Uithof and UMC Utrecht 8 times an hour. The daily charge for this parking garage is € 5 including shuttle bus (park & ride). 

Hotel

Hotel Mitland (located in a park close to a bus stop, canal view)

NH hotel (In the city center)

About Utrecht

Utrecht is the fourth largest city in the Netherlands, situated in the very heart of the country. It is a very old and vibrant city with rich history and culture dating back 2000 years to Roman times, but also it takes pride in the picturesque nature of its surroundings. In the vicinity of the city multiple canals, mansions and castles (i.e. Kasteel de Haar) are to be seen. Some of the most popular landmarks are the Dom Tower, the highest building of the Utrecht skyline, and the meandering Oudegracht (the 'old canal') in the city center, which is a part of an ancient branch of the river Rhine, and is preserved almost intact since ancient times. The city of Utrecht is the home of one of the oldest (almost 400 years) and the largest university in the Netherlands - Utrecht University. With its location, historical importance and landmarks Utrecht becomes a favorite spot for both local and foreign visitors.

When booking our course, you can also book an optional city tour which is scheduled after the last lecture on day 2. See the program for more information. This tour of the old downtown will include dinner, and is expected to be a nice social event with other course participants.