is held at the traditional Hotel van der
Werff on Schiermonnikoog island, the
The island, where
essentially no cars are allowed, is reached by ferry
from Lauwersoog, approximately 200 kilometers from
Amsterdam. Hotel van der Werff is a hotel with a
long tradition dating from the beginning of the 18th
century. It is our intention that there will be
ample time and opportunity for informal discussions
(e.g. during a walk or bicycle ride on the island).
The cost of staying at the conference hotel is about
Euro 350 (single room, full board).
The conference starts
on Sunday, May 4th. The first lecture is
on Monday morning at 9:00 am. The conference ends on
Friday, May 9th, after lunch. If
your travel dates are different, please inform us as soon
as possible (in case you have not already done so). Please
note that due to the tourist season and the scarcity of
hotels on the island, it will be difficult to stay on
Schiermonnikoog beyond Friday the 9th.
If you travel by
public transportation, we recommend to take the train
to Leeuwarden (or Groningen), there are regular
services from e.g. Amsterdam central station. In
Leeuwarden there is a bus connection (Arriva) to the
ferry terminal at Lauwersoog. This takes one hour. The
ferry takes 45 minutes. From the arrival point on the
island there is a bus service of the hotel. Please
be advised, that on Sundays the last ferry leaves
Lauwersoog at 18:30. More information, including a
timetable can be found at
In case you miss the ferry there is the possibility to use
the 'wad taxi' (small ferry) against additional costs.
Here is the website http://www.wadtaxi.nl/
for further information.
If you cannot make it to the last ferry or 'wad
taxi', stop in Leeuwarden or Groningen; there are no
hotels in Lauwersoog.
Further information may
be obtained from www.ns.nl
(English version) and www.wagenborg.nl
(ferry services). Another useful site for travelling
in the Netherlands is journeyplanner.9292.nl
If you want to stay
longer in the Netherlands, information can be obtained
through the Amsterdam
Tourist Board. Finding
accomodation in Amsterdam either before or after the
conference might be difficult. Please reserve as soon as
your travel plans become final.
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