FAQ

Registration & tickets

How can I register? What are the registration rates?

The registration form is here. Total costs depends on your selected options, which are indicated in the file. (Early bird rates end May 15.)

Where is the program?

The final program is here. If there are further updates, we will post them here.

Travel & overnight stays

The recommended hotels are all booked. Are there alternatives?

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How do I get to Groningen from the Amsterdam airport?

The easiest way to travel from Schiphol to Groningen is by train. The underground train station is beneath the airport, within walking distance of the luggage claim areas. The Dutch railway system is run by Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS). You will recognize it by its yellow and blue colors. Just follow the yellow illuminated signs that direct you ‘To the trains’.

You will have to purchase a single-use chipcard (this is your train ticket) to Groningen before you board the train. Be careful: passengers travelling without a valid ticket will be fined. You can either buy a first-class ticket or a second-class ticket. First class is obviously more expensive, but somewhat more comfortable and you are virtually guaranteed a seat. (In the Netherlands, a ticket is not a seat reservation.) During rush hour second class is sometimes full and you may have to stand for the first part of the journey.

There are two ways of purchasing a ticket: the ticket counter and the yellow and blue ticket-vending machines that you will find in the luggage claim hall and by every entrance to the train terminal. You can only purchase tickets from the machines with a credit or debit card with the Maestro logo, or with cash (euros).

If you use a single-use chipcard or OV-chipkaart please make sure you check in en out; hold your OV-chipkaart up against the NS card reader in one of the gates or free-standing posts.

You can also buy your ticket online and simply print it yourself:

https://www.ns.nl/producten/en/losse-kaartjes-toeslagen

The journey from Schiphol Airport takes approximately two hours and Groningen is the last stop. Trains departing from Schiphol at :04 go directly to Groningen, and usually depart from Spoor (track) 1/2. The alternative is to take a train to Leeuwarden, departing at :34, and to change to the train to Groningen at Zwolle station.

The NS journey planner is very useful for planning train journeys: https://www.ns.nl/en/journeyplanner#/?tijd=2018-06-26T20:07&type=vertrek

9292 is a general public trainsport planner, and includes trains, buses, and metro: https://9292.nl/en

If something should go wrong with the train, the map below will update with route information.

How do I get to Groningen from the Eelde airport?

Groningen Airport Eelde is easy accessible by bus. Shuttle bus service 100 will operate between Groningen Airport Eelde and the city of Groningen. This bus service connects departing and arriving flights from and to London, Copenhagen and Gdansk. Bus stops include: Groningen Central Station, Zuiderdiep, and Grote Markt.

In addition to the shuttle bus, it is also possible to reach the airport by using bus 9 (Groningen-Eelde).

Bus information

Check 9292 for bus schedules: https://9292.nl/en

You can buy tickets with cash, but the driver may not have change from large bills.

Taxi

Taxi Groningen: +31 (0)50 541 8452

Taxi Noord: +31 (0)50 549 4940

Taxi VTG: +31 (0)50 535 0088

In most taxis you can pay with a credit or debit card with the maestro logo, as well as with cash (euros).

Local information

Where will the conference take place exactly? How to get there?

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