Rotterdam is a great city to visit. It is well known for its harbour and architecture, and it is easy to reach.
There are various (paid) parking garages in the immediate vicinity of the conference centre. You can book a parking ticket prior to the conference with a discount via parkinginrotterdam.nl.
Rotterdam has a good public transport network and good train links to other Dutch cities.
Where to eat and drink?
At night you are free to dine and/or drink wherever you like. There are many restaurants and bars in Rotterdam. Some of them are listed on this site.
If you’d like to have a bite and drink together with some of the other attendees of the conference, we suggest you go to the Witte de With-district. The Witte de Withstraat is at a 10 minute walking distance from De Doelen. This street is filled with dozens of restaurants and bars like NRC, de Witte Aap or Bazar, all situated close together. On this (Dutch) site you’ll find a list of all the restaurants on this street.
Another great suggestion is to go to the famous Markthal (15-20 minutes walking distance). This indoor market hall has about 100 fresh food stand, nearly 15 food shops and various restaurants.
Where to stay
Rotterdam has many hotels that cater to all budgets. In line with our sustainability statement we encourage you to book accommodation in a Green Key certificated hotel.
We also have negotiated a deal with two hotels near the location of our conference. Both hotels offer free WiFi.
If you want to try something completely different for your stay, you can try out these hubs. With its 126 futuristic sleeping units, a ‘digital first’ lobby and an app that guides visitors around the city. And it’s just a ten minute walk to the conference site.
For 15% discount use the code: FriendofCHRTM when you book a hub (pay with creditcard).
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to make the reservations and to agree to pay upon the arrival (please keep in mind that they do not accept cash payments & American express card).
Holiday Inn Express Rotterdam – Central Station
If you are looking for a comfortable room in de middle segment, the Holiday Inn Express Rotterdam has a nice offer.
For only 120,- Euro per night (includes breakfast) if you book for one person.
For two persons per room the price is 130,- Euro.
Book your room via the link: HIEX Rotterdam – ICTU 2019.
Payment by creditcard.
While you’re here…
There are high speed trains to and from the UK (London is just 3 hours away) and France (Paris: 3 hours), Belgium and Germany and regular trains to and from other countries. We ask you to travel by train if you are travelling from countries close to Rotterdam.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the world’s second largest international hub, serving 196 destinations. The airport is a 20 minute high-speed train ride from Rotterdam. In line with our sustainability statement, we ask you to offset the carbon emission of your flights via sites like Greenseat, MyClimate or Atmosfair.
Rotterdam The Hague Airport
There are direct flights between Rotterdam The Hague Airport and several European destinations. In line with our sustainability statement, we ask you to offset the carbon emission of your flights via sites like Greenseat, MyClimate or Atmosfair.