Practical Information (for e-IRG delegates only)

Please find below information on the venue, hotels, social programme, dinner.


  • The e-IRG meeting and the joint e-IRG ESFRI meeting will take place on 11 March at the Novotel Amsterdam City (near RAI railway station, two stops from Schiphol):

Novotel Amsterdam City

Europaboulevard 10
1083 AD Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Tel (+31)20/7219179 - Fax (+31)20/6462823

The Novotel is a about 3 minutes walk from train station Amsterdam-RAI (you can see it from the platform, walk to the right after leaving the station.) Station Amsterdam RAI can be reached from the city Centre with Metro 51 or Tram 4.

  • The launch event of the EFRI Roadmap 2016 will take place the day before the e-IRG Meeting on 10 March at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) starting at 11:00 in the very centre of Amsterdam. 

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Trippenhuis Building
Kloveniersburgwal 29
1011 JV Amsterdam

Alternative programme (March 10)

For e-IRG delegates, who will not be able to attend the ESFRI Launch event, an alternative program is available at Nikhef Science Park 105, this is around the corner of the veneu of the workshop the day before:

  • From 11:00 to 13:00 the delegates are welcome in the Nikhef 'Spectrum' (ground floor) to attend a live stream of the Roadmap Launch event, after which a lunch is offered;
  • From 14:00 to 18:00 two conference rooms at Nikhef (H220 and N328) are reserved, where delegates can convene to discuss open issues, in particular 1) the working group on KPIs and 2) providing input for the Commission's WP18-20

The staff of e-IRGSP4 will assist in these activities.

In the evening (19:00) the Dutch host offers a dinner in restaurant Haesje Claes, Spuistraat 273-275, Amsterdam

Delegates who wish to attend the alternative program and or the dinner, please respond to Arjen van Rijn ( with a cc to Joan Berger (


Dinner (10 March)

The dinner  for the ESFRI event participants will take place after the reception of the ESFRI launch event, in Hotel Sofitel Legend The Grand. This hotel is at a 5 minute walking distance from the Trippenhuis venue. The address is:

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197
1012 EX Amsterdam.

For the participants of the event at Science Park, an alternative dinner will be organised at 19.00h  in restaurant Haesje Claes, Spuistraat 273-275, Amsterdam.



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: