Venue and practical info Venue and practical info

Venue Workshop

Amsterdam Science Park
Turingzaal (Z011)
Science Park 125

This meeting will take place at the "Turingzaal", also known as Z011, Science Park 125. The entrance is opposite the Nikhef entrance. More info here.


by train

There are two main railroads to Amsterdam, depending upon the hotel that you have booked. Take either the train in the direction of:

  1. Amsterdam RAI (11 minutes) or
  2. Amsterdam-Central Station (17 minutes)
  3. There is a train from Schiphol directly to Amsterdam Science Park (30 minutes). It will pass by Amsterdam Central Station.

A one-day return ticket is about 5 euro. Most trains depart from platform 1 or 2

'Amsterdam Travel Ticket'

At Schiphol Airport you can buy the 'Amsterdam Travel Ticket'. It includes a 2nd class return ticket to and from Schiphol Airport by train, combined with unlimited travel on all trams and metro lines in Amsterdam (1 day is 15 euro, 2 days is 20 euro, 3 days is 25 euro). You can find more details on the internet 'The Amserdam Travel Ticket / GVB' including where to buy this ticket at Schiphol Airport. Do not forget to check in and out.

by subway

Amsterdam Amstel, from there take bus 40 or 240 (direction Muiderpoort)

by tram

From Amsterdam CS tram 9 (direction Diemen). Change at stop Kruislaan to bus 40

by bus

Take bus 40 from station Amsterdam Muiderpoort or Amsterdam Amstel. The spitsbus 240 only departs from Amsterdam Amstel

by taxi

A taxi to Science Park from Schiphol airport costs about 50 euro. Please be aware to take the official taxi's that have a permission.

by car

Coming from the ring road A10

All highways to Amsterdam result in ring road A10. The s-routes are city routes guiding you into the city. Science Park Amsterdam is located near s113.

  • Travelling from Amersfoort, choose directions Utrecht/Den Haag
  • Travelling from Utrecht, Den Haag, Schiphol, Haarlem en Zaandam follow signs to Amersfoort
  • Take exit Watergraafsmeer/s113
  • Follow the signs to Watergraafsmeer/Science Park. By now you're on the Middenweg.
  • Turn right onto Kruislaan
  • Continue and after the tunnel you've reached Science Park Amsterdam

Coming from the city centre

  • Science Park Amsterdam is located in the eastern part of the city. When travelling from the city centre take the Carolina Mac Gillavrylaan, a side street of the Molukkenstraat (Indische Buurt) and you're already on Science Park Amsterdam. 

Online route planner / Navigation

Find the quickest or shortest routes to Science Park Amsterdam with the route planner from the ANWB.

Using a navigation system? The new street name "Science Park" is not yet implemented in many systems. You can use "Kruislaan 300" instead.


At Science Park Amsterdam it is paid parking everywhere. At the Science Park, the rate is € 2.40 per hour, with a maximum of € 24 per day, and payment goes through the parking meters. see more information on parking here.


These are the hotels where Nikhef regularly books rooms for their guests. Nikhef has negotiated 10% discount deals with these hotels. If you like Nikhef to book a hotel for you, please send an email to: You will have to pay the hotel yourself according to hotel policy.

You can also book a room at yourself. It has been our experience in the past that it is not much of a difference pricewise.

These hotels are all located along tram line 9, the tramline closest to Amsterdam Science Park, but still a 20 min walk or a short busride (see here "how to reach Nikhef"). Eden Manor Hotel is closest to Science Park. Prices vary between 80-150 euro (depending on season and availability). There is also a good train connection between Amsterdam Central Station and Amsterdam Science Park.

Bridge Hotel:
Hotel Parklane:
Hotel Rembrandt:
Eden Amsterdam Hotel:
Eden Lancaster Hotel:
Eden Manor Hotel:
Casa 400:

Link to map with all meeting places and hotels:

For any questions regarding this practical information, please contact Joan Berger, Nikhef secretariat:

Social event and dinner

On Wednesday 9 March we will visit the Amsterdam Museum (18:30-19:30) and have dinner at Brasserie Harkema (20:00). We will arrange buses to bring all participants to the Amsterdam museum. There will be guides present who speak English.

If you would like to go by yourself:

Amsterdam Museum
Kalverstraat 92
1012 PH Amsterdam


From the museum it is a five minute walk to the restaurant:

Brasserie Harkema
Nes 67
1012 KD Amsterdam