Conference Venue

The DC-2011 conference will take place at:

«The National Library of the Netherlands»
Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5
2595 BE The Hague,
The Netherlands

«How to get the National Library of the Netherlands»

Travel information

The following information is intended to help DC-2011 participants make their travel arrangements:

Transport to and from the airport

«Amsterdam Schiphol Airport» is the main International Airport in The Netherlands. Other airports in The Netherlands include «Rotterdam—The Hague» airport or «Eindhoven airport» which offer good value flights from some European destinations.

The easiest method of transport to reach The Hague from Schiphol Airport is by train. Further information can be found on the «Holland by train» website or by using the «Dutch railways' Journey Planner».

Train tickets can be bought from the yellow «self-service ticket machines» at the airport. There are self-service ticket machines inside the luggage collection area, often with shorter queues than in the railway station at Schiphol.

Railway stations in The Hague

Please be aware that there are two railway stations in The Hague. «Den Haag Centraal» is the closest railway station to the conference venue (approximately «2 minutes walk»). There are direct trains from Schiphol Airport to Den Haag Centraal.

The other station in The Hague is «Den Haag HS (Holland Spoor)». It is possible to travel between Den Haag HS and Den Haag Centraal station by train or by tram 9 or 17.

Dutch Electronic Public Transport Card (OV Chipkaart)

To travel on public transport in The Netherlands you now need an «electronic public transport card». However, if you are only going to travel by train in The Netherlands, then the easiest option to buy a paper ticket from a «self-service ticket machine» or buy an «e-ticket» online.

Dutch Transport websites

Here is a selection of Dutch Public Transport websites that may be useful:

Accommodation Information

There is a range of accommodation options in The Hague. Participants are kindly asked to make their own hotel arrangements.

Hotels near the Conference Venue:

«Eden Babylon Hotel The Hague» ****
Address: Bezuidenhoutseweg 53, 2594 AC, The Hague («map»)
Tel: +31 (0) 70 381 49 01

«Hotel IBIS, The Hague, City Centre» ***
Address: Jan Hendrikstraat 10, 2512 GL, The Hague («map»)
Tel: +31 (0) 70 318 43 18

«Hampshire Hotel—108 Meerdervoort» ****
Laan van Meerdervoort 108, 2517 AS, The Hague («map»)
Tel: +31 (0) 70 360 53 85

«Hotel La Ville» **
Veenkade 5-6, 2513 EE, The Hague («map»)
Tel: +31 (0) 70 346 36 57

«Mercure Den Haag Central» ****
Spui 180, 2511 BW, The Hague («map»)
Tel: +31 (0)70 363 67 00

«Hotel Novotel Den Haag City Centre» ****
Hofweg 5-7, 2511 AA, The Hague («map»)
Tel: +31 (0)70 364 88 46

«Hotel NH Den Haag» ****
Prinses Margrietplantsoen 100, 2595 BR, The Hague («map»)
Tel. +31 (0) 70 381 23 45

«Hotel Mozaic» ***
Laan Copes van Cattenburch 38-40, 2585 GB, The Hague («map»)
Tel: +31 (0) 70 35 22 335

«Carlton Ambassador» ****
Sophialaan 2, 2514 JP, The Hague («map»)
Tel: +31 (0) 70 363 03 63

«Hotel Sebel» ***
Prins Hendrikplein 20, 2518 JC, The Hague («map»)
Tel. +31 (0) 70 345 92 00

Hotels near the sea in The Hague

«Crowne Plaza Hotel, Den Haag—Promenade» *****
Address: Van Stolkweg 1, Den Haag, 2585 JL, The Netherlands («map»)
Tel. +31 (0) 800 181 6068

«Hotel NH Atlantic, Den Haag» ****
Address: Deltaplein 200, 2554 EJ, The Hague («map»)
Tel: +31 70 448 24 82

«Hotel IBIS, The Hague, Scheveningen» ***
Address: Gevers Deynootweg 63, 2586 BJ, Scheveningen, The Hague («map»)
Tel. +31 (0) 70 354 33 00

«Bel Air Hotel, The Hague» ****
Address: Johan de Wittlaan 30, 2517 JR The Hague («map»)
Tel: +31 (0)70 - 35 25 354

Bed and Breakfast in The Hague

«B&B Kussengevecht (Pillow fight)»
Address: Weimarstraat 94/96, 2562 HB, The Hague («map»)
Tel: +31 (0)70 889 09 28

«Be to Be»
Address: Koningin Emmakade 129/130, 2518 JJ, The Hague («map»)
Tel: +31 (0) 70 365 00 24

«Villa Suisse»
Address: Haarlemsestraat 10 2587 RA, The Hague («map»)
Tel: +31 (0) 70 356 15 6 7

Tourist Information

Further information about travel and tourism in The Netherlands is available on the «Visit Holland» website. This website also provides specific information about «The Hague». If you would like to have a go at speaking Dutch, you can learn the «essential Dutch phrases» on the BBC website.

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