Passport and Visa
Participants may need a visa. Please check if a visa is needed for your country. To see if you need a visa to enter the Netherlands from your country, please click here: more information.
If you require a visa letter, please contact our conference secretariat : firstname.lastname@example.org.
The organisers do not take responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance and all delegates are strongly advised to have their own personal insurance before travelling to the conference. The organisers will not accept any liability for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by conference participants or by any persons accompanying them, both during official activities.
The delegates participate in all events at their own risk. Participants are advised to insure themselves against loss, accidents or damage that could be incurred during the conference. Verbal agreements will not be binding unless they are confirmed in writing. Dutch law is applicable.
The Netherlands uses the euro (€) as its official currency. International credit cards and debit cards are also accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops.
Travelling by OV Chipcard
If you want to use public transport in The Hague, you need an OV Chipcard. Information about the OV Chipcard
It is useful to buy an anonymous OV Chipcard for 10 euros and deposit credit on it for travelling.
Travelling from the airport
If you want to travel from the airport by train, you can either buy a train ticket or you can purchase the OV Chipcard at the train station. It takes about 3 hours to get from Schiphol Amsterdam train station, transfer at Utrecht Central Station, to Heerlen Station by train.
It takes about 1 hour to get from Maastricht Airport to Heerlen by bus and train to Heerlen Station for itineraries, visit the NS website.
From Heerlen Station it will take a fifteen minute walk to Brightlands Smart Services Campus (see "download" route information on page directions).
Tourist information and travel tips about Heerlen can you find at the VVV Heerlen.
Heerlen is a town of architectural contrasts between old and new, and it also offers great shopping. It was settled in Roman times, and you can see the remains of Roman thermal baths at the town’s Thermal Baths Museum. Heerlen grew rich on coal mining from the 1890s until the 1960s. Right in the middle of this prosperous period, in 1935, its best-known architectural monument, the Glaspaleis (Glass Palace) (the restaurant where we have social dinner), was built. Originally a department store, it is now the city’s cultural centre and a national monument.
A selection of convenient located hotels, all situated in or nearby the centre of Heerlen, are listed below.
Stadshotel Botterweck is located on the central Pancratiusplein, next to the Glaspaleis arts centre and the church of St Pancratius. Stadshotel Botterweck is on walking distance from Heerlen Station.
Address: Geleenstraat 1, 6411 HP Heerlen
Phone: +31 45 204 5083
Hotel Tulip Inn City Centre is located in the centre of Heerlen and is on walking distance from Heerlen Station.
Address: Wilhelminaplein 17, 6411 KW Heerlen
Phone: +31 45 574 1355
Van der Valk Hotel Heerlen is a more luxury hotel located at the edge of Heerlen. It takes about half an hour to get into the centre of Heerlen.
Address: Terworm 10, 6411 RV Heerlen
Phone: +31 45 560 1800
Kasteel TerWorm is a castle hotel for connoisseurs. Never slept in a castle before? Than this is the opportunity to do so. Kasteel TerWorm is a luxury hotel just outside Heerlen. It takes about half an hour to get into the centre of Heerlen.
Address: Terworm 5, 6411 RV Heerlen
Phone: +31 45 400 1111
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