We have pleasure to invite you to join us at
The Meeting will run from
Until 15th March 2020
The IPSW 2020 meeting will be held at Rijkswaterstaat, Utrecht, the Netherlands at the LEF Future Centre:
LEF Future Centre
Building Westraven Rijkswaterstaat
3526 LA Utrecht
In the Netherlands the so-called OV chipkaart is mostly used for travelling with public transport. This card can be used to travel by train, bus and metro. It is not possible to buy a ticket for the train or metro in the train/metro itself, but tickets can be bought at ticket machines at the station. You can buy a single ticket in busses, but often only by using credit/debit card. The easiest way to travel is by getting an OV chipkaart, since you can use this card for all types of public transport. You can buy this card at every train station at the yellow NS Ticket Machines, see the picture (NS is the name of the Dutch public transport). The purchase costs for the card are 7,50 €, after which you will need to load money on the card. You can top up the card at the NS Ticket Machines. Every time you want to use your OV chipkaart you need to check:
- For using the train, you need to check in at the entrance of the train station;
- For using the metro, you need to check in at the gate of the metro;
- For using the bus, you need to check in inside the bus.
For more information please take a look at this website: https://www.ns.nl/en/travel-information/traveling-with-the-ov-chipkaart/different-ov-chipkaart-variants-ns-business-card.html
Direct trains from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Central Station go every 10-20 minutes. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes. Take one of the following trains from platform 3 (sometimes platforms change due to circumstances, check the information screens for actual information) and get off at Utrecht Central Station:
- Train directed to Venlo
- Train directed to Nijmegen
See ‘Arrival by public transport’ for the route by public transport from Utrecht Central Station to LEF Future Centre.
Take either a cab or a bus to Eindhoven Central Station. You can take one of the following busses directly from Eindhoven Airport to Eindhoven Central Station (takes approximately 25 minutes):
- Hermes bus 400
- Hermes bus 401
- Hermes bus 10
Busses leave from Eindhoven Airport to Eindhoven Central Station every 5-10 minutes.
From Eindhoven Central Station you can take a direct train to Utrecht Central Station, this takes approximately 45 minutes. Trains leave every 10-15 minutes, you can take one of the following trains from platform 4,5 or 6 depending on the time (sometimes platforms change due to circumstances, check the information screens for actual information):
- Train directed to Schiphol Airport
- Train directed to Enkhuizen
- Train directed to Schagen
Take either a cab or a bus to Rotterdam Central Station. You can take the following bus directly from Rotterdam The Hague Airport to Rotterdam Central Station:
- RET Frequentbus 33 to Overschie
The bus takes approximately 20 minutes and leaves every 15 minutes.
From Rotterdam Central Station you can take a direct train to Utrecht Central Station, this takes approximately 40 minutes. Trains leave every 15 minutes from either platform 13 or 14 (sometimes platforms change due to circumstances, check the information screens for actual information).
- Train directed to Utrecht Central Station
- Train directed to Leeuwarden
- Train directed to Groningen
A direct metro line between Utrecht Central Station and LEF Future Centre is available. The metro takes approximately 10 minutes and leaves every 10 minutes. Exit Utrecht Central Station at the Jaarbeurszijde and take one of the following metro lines from platform H to metro-stop P+R Westraven:
- 60 in the direction of Nieuwegein-Zuid
- 61 in the direction of IJsselstein via Nieuwegein
Direct busses from Utrecht Central Station to the LEF Future Centre go every five minutes and take approximately 10 minutes. Exit Utrecht Central Station at the Jaarbeurszijde and take one of the following busses from platform C to busstop P+R Westraven:
- Bus 74 in the direction of Vianen
- Bus 65 in the direction of Nieuwegein
- U-link 77 in the direction of Nieuwegein Centrum
From busstop P+R Westraven it’s a five-minute walk to the LEF Future Centre, see the picture below for the route.
You can take the same busses as listed above to get back to Utrecht Central Station.
If you arrive by car you can park your car at the P+R Westraven, located along the A12. Take exit 17 from A12 towards Kanaleneiland/Jaarbeurs/Transferium and follow P+R on the matrix screens along the road. See the table below for some additional information regarding the parking place.
|Parking place||P+R Westraven|
|Location||Griffioenlaan 1, 3526 LA Utrecht|
|Parking places (number)||1385|
|Parking (24 h)||€ 4,84 (24 h)|
If you arrive by taxi you can ask the taxi driver to take you to Griffioenlaan 2, 3526 LA Utrecht.
For the route from P+R Westraven to the LEF Future Centre, please see the picture above.
The old town of Utrecht is located near Utrecht Central Station, within five minutes you can reach this part of Utrecht by foot. The social events will mostly take place in and around the old town of Utrecht. There are several options for staying overnight near Utrecht Central Station, some are described below:
NH Hotel Utrecht Central Station
Deltares made an arrangement with NH Centre Utrecht, therefore a limited amount of rooms (25) is reserved from 11th -14th of May to ensure room availability. Rooms are offered for 179,00 € (Standard Double), breakfast and VAT are included. An additional city tax must be paid at the accommodation upon arrival. Be sure to book on time, as only a limited number of rooms is reserved!
Rooms can be booked via the following link:
See contact details below:
Bunk Hotel Utrecht
Inntel Hotels Utrecht Centre
Smakkelaarshoek 24, 3511 EC Utrecht
Tel.: +31 (0) 30 202 0990
It is possible to stay overnight close to the LEF Future Centre, some accommodations are described below. For the social events travelling to Utrecht
Central Station will be required
Van der Valk Hotel
Mauritiuslaan 1, 3526 LD Utrecht
Tel.: +31 (0) 30 287 1400
Directions from/to the LEF Future Centre and Utrecht Central Station are described above under ‘Transport’. For an overview of the locations of the described accommodations, please see below:
Utrecht is one of major cities in the
Netherlands located in the middle of the country. The city is famous for its canals and the 112-meter-high Dom Tower built in 1254. Is had a beautiful old city center. It is centrally located in the country which makes it an important. junction in the country with leading trade and conference centers. The city hosts three universities, several scientific institutes and departments of Rijkswaterstaat (part of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management).
For more information please follow https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utrecht_(stad)
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