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Conference venues

On Thursday morning the opening ceremony and the first keynote speech of the conference will be held at the Waalse Kerk (the same venue as where the Policy Day is being held). The parallel sessions and the other two keynote speeches will be held at the Oudemanhuispoort, from Thursday afternoon till Saturday afternoon.

Lunch will be served at the Bushuis for the entire conference. Special events are a Canal Cruise on Thursday evening, which will leave from Holland International Cruises, and a Diner on Friday evening, which will be held at the Dominican Church.

Apart from the diner and canal cruise location, all conference locations are close to each other. The following five locations will be visited (see details further below):

  1. Waalse Kerk: Walenpleintje 159, Amsterdam - Thur. morning, 9:00 - 12:15 hr.
  2. Oudemanhuispoort: Oudemanhuispoort 4-6 - Thur. afternoon till Sat. afternoon 16:00 hr.
  3. Bushuis: Kloveniersburgwal 48 - Lunch every day
  4. Holland International Cruises: Prins Hendrikkade 33 - Thurs. evening 18:00 hr.
  5. Dominicuskerk: Spuistraat 12, Amsterdam - Friday evening, 19:00 hr.


1. Opening - Thursday morning

The opening of the conference will be in the Waalse Kerk (Waalse Church). The church was built in 1409 and originally used as a chapel for the ‘Paulusbrothers monastery’. The church is located at a small plaza right at the ‘Oudezijds Achterburgwal’.



Walenpleintje 159

1012 JZ Amsterdam









Coming from Amsterdam Central Station it’s a ten minutes walk. Follow the ‘Damrak’ until you reach the ‘Dam’. Take a left turn into the ‘Damstraat’. Go right at the second canal on the other side of the wate, this is the ‘Oudezijds Achterburgwal’. After 20 meters you will find the ‘Walenpleintje’ and the church at your left side.

Coming from the direction of Utrecht. From Amsterdam Amstel Trainstation take the metro in the direction of central station and exit the metro at ‘Nieuwmarkt’ station. Take the exit ‘Nieuwe Hoogstraat’. Turn left into the ‘Nieuwe Hoogstraat’ and follow the street for some minutes. Turn left at the second bridge, into the ‘Oudezijds Achterburgwal’. After twenty meters you will find the ‘Walenpleintje’ and the church at your left side.


2. Conference - from Thursday till Saturday afternoon

The maim part of the conference will take place in the historic university building the ‘Oudemanhuispoort’.




Oudemanhuispoort 4-6

1012 DL Amsterdam










Coming from the Waalse Kerk you go left and follow the Oudezijds Achterburgwal. After the first bridge and just before the second bridge, you find a porch at your left hand side (see image above). This is the Oudemanshuispoort.

Coming from Amsterdam Central Station you can take tram 4, 9, 16, 24 or 25, get out at the second stop called ‘Spui’. Cross the street and pass by canal cruise company ‘Kooij’, into a small street called the Langebrugsteeg. Follow this street until you can’t continue, this is the Oudezijds Achterburgwal. Go left and turn to the right after approx. 5 meters, under the porch that you see at the picture. This is the Oudemanhuispoort.


3. Lunch

Lunch will be served at the Bushuis.

The Bushuis is located close to the Waalse Kerk and the Oudemanhuispoort.



Kloveniersburgwal 48

1012 CX Amsterdam






Directions Waalse Kerk – Bushuis – Oudemanhuispoort

Coming from the Waalse Kerk you turn left and take the second alley ‘Spinhuissteeg’.

Coming from the Oudemanhuispoort. With your back to the conference building, standing inside the hallway called Oudemanhuispoort, you turn left. Once you are outside you are at the Kloveniersburgwal. Turn left at Kloveniersburgwal and continue till you find number 48.



4. Canal Cruise

The canal cruise, offered to us by the Amsterdam City Council will leave from Holland International Rondvaart. The pier is located opposite the central railway station.

On Thursday we will meet in front of the Oudemanhuispoort at 17.30 hrs and walk there together.

Holland International Cruises


Prins Hendrikkade 33

1012 TM Amsterdam




5. Dinner

The Dinner will take place on Friday evening and will be held in the building of the Dominican Church.


Dominicus KerkAddress:

Spuistraat 12

1012 TS Amsterdam







Queries regarding the conference can be directed to Conference Coordinator

Ms. Didi van Dijk:


For queries regarding the Policy Day please contact

Ms. Anne Holtkamp:


Hostels and Hotels

Unfortunately we are not able to provide any hotel arrangements for you. We do like to provide you with information on several hostels and hotels that you could visit. All hotels are in or near the city centre of Amsterdam.



StayOkay Vondelpark

Zandpad 5

1054 GA Amsterdam

Tel: +31 (0)20-589 89 96


StayOkay Zeeburg Timorplein

Timorplein 21

1094 CC Amsterdam

Tel: +31 (0)20- 551 31 90



Hotel Le Coin

Nieuwe Doelenstraat 5

1012 CP Amsterdam


31 (0)20 524 6800


City Hotel

Prins Hendrikkade 130

1011 AP Amsterdam

Tel: +31(0)20-6230836



Hotel Parklane

Plantage Parklaan 16

1018 ST Amsterdam

Tel: +31 (0)20-6224804


Best Western Eden Hotel

Amstel 144

1017 AE Amsterdam

Telefoon: 020 530 78 78

Eden Rembrandt Square Hotel

Amstelstraat 17

1017 DA Amsterdam


Hotel Nicolaas Witsen

Nicolaas Witsenstraat 4-8

1017 ZH Amsterdam

Tel: +31(0)20 6236143


Hotel de Koopermolen

Warmoestraat 5

1012 Amsterdam

Tel: +31 (0)20 5353222


Jupiter Hotel

2e Helmersstraat 14

1054 CJ Amsterdam

Tel: +31 (0) 20 618 71 32


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