The course will take place on a location within short distance from Utrecht Central Station, the Netherlands, at Hotel Mitland. This hotel is easily reachable by bus and takes about 21 minutes (from Utrecht Central Station). If you come by car: parking spots are available for €5,20 per day or for €8.00 if you stay overnight. You can also easily reach the venue by bike (from Utrecht Central Station it is about 11 minutes). For directions by car or public transport, see further below.
You can book a room to stay at the hotel during the course for a reduced fare. You can inquire for a Hotel registration form by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3573 PT UTRECHT
Tel: +31(0)30 271 58 24
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. 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.
For travelling by bus you will need to buy an 'OV-chipcard' or you can buy (more expensive) single tickets on the bus (payment by card only!). From Utrecht Central station you can take several busses that depart very often:
Number 7 in direction of Voordorp (busstop: Utrecht, Hengeveldstraat from which you have to walk about 12 minutes (1km)).
Number 8 in direction of Wilhelminapark via Diakonessenhuis (busstop: Utrecht, Oorsprongpark from which you have to walk about 9 minutes (800 meters)).
Number 28 in direction of De Uithof P+R via Rijnsweerd (busstop: Utrecht, Oorsprongpark from which you have to walk about 9 minutes (800 meters)).
Number 77 in direction of Bilthoven NS via de Bilt (busstop: Utrecht, Sartreweg from which you have to walk about 7 minutes (500 meters)).
Check the following website to plan your trip http://9292ov.nl/en
You can also rent a public transport bike (OV-fiets) to get from Utrecht central station to the Uithof (about 11 minutes, € 3.85 per journey (up to 24 hours)).
Check the OV-bike website for more information.
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.