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Travel information

Coming to the conference

If you come by air, the easiest route would be to take a plane to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, then take a direct train from Schiphol to the city of Enschede. Direct train departures are every hour. There is another train that also departs every hour, but you need to switch in Amersfoort: the train to Enschede is waiting at the other side of the platform. Note that the train does not pass through Amsterdam Central Station and takes a little more than two hours to arrive in Enschede.

Train travelers from London, Paris, or Brussels can take the train to Amsterdam Schiphol and switch to the train to Enschede. Train travelers from Berlin can take the train to Hengelo station, which is only ten minutes from Enschede. The location of the conference is "Grolsch Vest" (Colosseum 65, 7521 PP Enschede) is not far from the University of Twente. You can take a train or bus 1 from Enschede central station to Enschede Kennispark. The conference location is just besides the Enschede Kennispark station. You can also take a taxi or go Dutch and rent a bike.

You can find information about hotels at the accommodations page.

Getting around during the conference

By train. The train stop Enschede Kennispark is just opposite of the Grolsch Veste. Enschede station and Hengelo station are just one stop away, and trains depart twice per hour. You can check the departure times here, on the website of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS). The last train departs around 01:00, and the first arrives around 6:30. Tickets can be bought at the station, or by checking in with an OV-chipkaart. When using the Dutch public transport, it is most convenient to have an OV-chipkaart. We understand however that for one time visitors, it is easier to buy single tickets for the train. Please check this part of the NS website for this option. We recommend you to explore this option online in advance.

By bus. The bus station that is the nearest to the Grolsch Veste is De Broeierd. You can plan your journey by filling in De Broeierd or Grolsch Veste as the destination, and the bus station from which you wish to depart here, on the website of 9292ov. Bus 9 from either Hengelo or Enschede station will take you there. Again, the use of the OV-chipkaart to pay for your is most convenient, but you can also buy a ticket in the bus. Note that, as of 1 January 2018, you can no longer pay with cash, but only with a Maestro card (not a creditcard). In general, buying several single tickets is a little bit more expensive than using your OV-chipkaart.

By car. There are many parking places available in front of the Grolsch Veste. If you wish to come by car, you can use Colosseum 65 (7521 PP Enschede) for navigation. Parking around the Grolsch Veste is free.

By bike. A nice - and typical Dutch - way to move around during the conference is by renting a bike. Here you can find more information on renting a bike in Enschede.

By taxi. We recommend using Taxi 24/7, we've asked them to stay on standby for the duration of our conference. You can contact them day and night at +31532340555. A trip from the Grolsch Veste to the center of Enschede will cost around €14 to €16. It is generally considered polite to give the cabdriver a small tip.