GENERAL INFORMATION

Plan your visit

 

About Hoogeveen

Welcome to the Netherlands, with Amsterdam as capital city – town with fan-shaped canals, city where Spinoza and Descartes once lived, place of free thinkers and merchants, town with metropolitan features, attractive destination for young people. The congress takes place at Hoogeveen. Hoogeveen is characterised by the combination of nature, space and history. In the Hoofdstraat, these elements come together. Surrounded by shops, you’ll find the largest fountain of the Netherlands: the Cascade. Do you wish to know more about the history of Hoogeveen? Then visit, among others, the stories yard in the public library at the Willemskade 22. Here you will find the museum collection of historical Hoogeveen. An alternating setup tells the story of Hoogeveen on the basis of a number of masterpieces from the museum’s collection. Entrance is free.

 

Climate in the Netherlands

Hoogeveen has a mild oceanic climate. The day-time temperature early April ranges between 7 and 13 °C. Rain is possible.

 

Bank and ATM

Bank are open weekdays only, between 9:00 and 17:30. ATM machines are open 24/7. The Euro is the official currency in the Netherlands. Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport, Central Station and at most hotels and banks throughout the city.

 

Electricity

The voltage in the Netherlands is 230 Volts, 50 Hertz. Sockets meet European regulations and use the two-round pin system.

 

Time

The time zone in The Netherlands is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +1 hour in winter and +2 hours in summer.

 

Insurance and liabilities

The congress fee does not include insurance. All participants should arrange for their own insurance. Health and accident insurance is recommended and has to be purchased in your country of origin. The conference organizers cannot be held responsible for any injury, loss, damage, accident to property or additional expenses incurred as a result of delays or changes in air, rail, road or other services, strikes, sickness, weather, acts of terrorism and any other cause.

 

Travel & Accessibility

Air travel to the Netherlands

When you fly to the Netherlands you’ll arrive at one of these airports:

  • Groningen Airport Eelde, 52 km distance to Hoogeveen, 1,5 hr travel by public transport
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, 166 km distance to Hoogeveen, 2 hr travel by public transport
  • Rotterdam The Hague Airport, 194 km distance to Hoogeveen, 3,5 hr travel by public transport
  • Eindhoven Airport, 195 km distance to Hoogeveen, 3,5 hr travel by public transport

Travel to Hoogeveen by rail

If you arrive at Hoogeveen Station it’s only 11 minute walk to the congress venue De Tamboer.

 

Journey to Hoogeveen by car

The congress venue (De Tamboer) is located in the city centre of Hoogveen. Please use the following address on your navigation: Hoofdstraat 17, Hoogeveen.

 

 

Hotel Accommodation

Hotel Hoogeveen

2,1 km distance to venue

Double room incl. breakfast € 69,00 (excl. local taxes € 2,15 per night)

Economy room incl. breakfast € 59,00 (excl. local taxes € 2,15 per night)

Reservation:
www.hotelhoogeveen.nl

Use booking code:  RETAIL2017

Hotel Kuik

8,9 km distance to venue

Double room incl. breakfast € 60,00 (excl. local taxes € 2,15 per night)
Information:
www.hotelkuik.nl
Reservation:
info@hotelkuik.nl

Hotel van der Valk, Spier Dwingeloo

12 km distance to venue

Reservation until March 29

Economy room first floor excl. breakfast € 97,00 (excl. local taxes € 2,15 per night)

Economy room ground  floor excl. breakfast € 101,00 (excl. local taxes € 2,15 per night)

Comfort room excl. breakfast € 114,50 (excl. local taxes € 2,15 per night)

Breakfast: € 14,50 per day

Information:
www.hotelspier.nl

Reservation:
silvia@spier.valk.nl

 

Grand Café/Hotel Martensplek

2 km distance to venue

Double room incl. breakfast € 67,50 per night (excl. local taxes € 2,15 per person, per night).

Double room single use incl. breakfast € 57,50 per night (excl. local taxes € 2,15 per person, per night).

Information:
www.hotelmartensplek.nl

booking code  ICRE2018.

 

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