Info & about Utrecht2018-08-29T12:45:10+00:00

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CONGRESS VENUES:

Wednesday, Sept. 5:

Academiegebouw

Domplein 29
3512 JE Utrecht

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Congress dinner (Sept 7):

Janskerk Utrecht

Janskerkhof 26
3512 BN Utrecht

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Congress Venues:

Thursday, Sept. 6 & Friday, Sept. 7:

Het Spoorwegmuseum

Maliebaanstation 16
3581 XW Utrecht

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Parking (Spoorwegmuseum)

  • The museum has a parking area for 200 cars.
  • The cost for parking in the parking area of the Railway Museum is € 7.00 per visit.
  • The Railway Museum’s parking area is only accessible for visitors of the museum.
  • The parking area quickly fills up on busy days. It is however possible to park your car in the neighbourhood. Check the parking rates!
  • There are 4 parking spaces for disabled people in the museum’s parking area (€ 7.00 per day).

TIPP: When you arrive at the museum you will receive a parking ticket that can be used Thursday or Friday to leave the parking area, so you need only 1 parking ticket if you park the car overnight. But if you leave on Thursday by car you need another parking ticket on Friday.

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Accessibility, public transportation service Utrecht

The main Dutch airport, Schiphol, is a hub. Trains to the city center of Utrecht depart every 15 minutes from Schiphol Airport. Travelling to and within Utrecht is extremely easy.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
• 40 km distance from the city center
• 27 minutes travel by train to the city center
• 103 international airlines
• 213 direct international destinations
(116 European and 97 intercontinental)
Utrecht Region Pass: www.utrechtregionpass.com
How to travel in Utrecht (public transport, taxi, bus….): LINK
Map about public transport (busses): Netplan

Time zone

Utrecht is 6 hours ahead of US – Eastern Standard Time, and 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Climate

Utrecht has a moderate, maritime climate largely influenced by the North Sea and other surrounding waterways. The climate in Utrecht during September can be summarized as mild and reasonably dry. September is in the fall / autumn in Utrecht and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 19°C (65°F), whilst at night 10°C (49°F) is normal.

Electricity

The power supply in the Netherlands is 220/240 V. Most electric outlets adhere to the continental standard (Schuko). Appliances from North America require a transformer and British ones an adaptor for the two-pin sockets in use in the Netherlands.

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Utrecht Infographic

ABOUT UTRECHT

Located in the heart of the second most competitive region in Europe. Utrecht is the city for business meetings par excellence. Utrecht is a vibrant city of knowledge with young, brainy residents, a thriving creative sector and attractive business locations, just 30 minutes from Schiphol Airport and at the junction of the country’s key motorways and railway lines. Welcome to Utrecht!

MEDIEVAL CITY CENTRE
Tourists and visitors speak highly of the medieval city centre with its unique monuments, impressive modern architecture, inspiring cultural scene and the beautiful green surroundings rich with historic treasures and stories. Crowd-pleasers are the centuries-old wharf, cellars–unique in the world, and the tallest church tower in the Netherlands: the Domtoren (Dom Tower).
Although you can spend days walking around and still discover new things, the fourth-largest and fastest growing city in the Netherlands is remarkably easy to navigate. Attractions, museums, shops, eateries, hotels: everything you need is nearby. The compact city centre is not only easy to get around but also creates the warm, inviting and lively atmosphere that makes Utrecht so endearing.

A RICH PAST
This city’s rich history began about twenty centuries ago. In 47 A.D. the Romans built a fortress as part of reinforcements along the Rhine where the Cathedral square (Domplein) is situated today. In the 7th century, when the English missionary Willibrord set himself up in that old fort, a town began to develop. Utrecht then started to grow into an important city with considerable ecclesiastical power. On church feast days, churches, monasteries, convents and abbeys were
full. Many traces of these buildings can be seen throughout the city.

GREEN, HEALTHY AND SMART
Utrecht’s extensive network of knowledge-intensive businesses and institutions, with Utrecht Science Park, the largest knowledge centre in the Netherlands, serving as the vital link, make the city exceptionally suited to organising academic conferences Utrecht Science Park is where academics and entrepreneurs join forces to provide a collective, significant boost to the regional economy. Key features include Utrecht University, the best research university in the Netherlands, the University Medical Center Utrecht, which is one of the largest public health care facilities in the Netherlands, and more than 80 companies and research institutions involved in sectors such as sustainable economics, gaming, financial and business services, ICT and life sciences. All of these parties work together with the municipality and residents of Utrecht to create a green, healthy and smart city. This includes applying innovative solutions in the use of the limited space, experimenting with open data applications and other technological solutions, and encouraging clean energy alternatives to fossil fuels.
Utrecht’s thriving economy, well-educated residents, rich cultural scene and wide array of historic and modern venues make the city an ideal location for business events such as conferences and meetings.