• NEXT EDITION
  • 16-19 MAY 2018
  • ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

Getting There

By Plane

Rotterdam The Hague Airport is located north of the city. Flights regularly land there from all major cities in the neighbouring countries. Airlines that fly to Rotterdam include: Transavia, City Jet, British Airways, BMI Regional, Turkish Airlines, TUI, Jetairfly, Fly VLM, Vueling. www.rotterdam-airport.nl

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the main international airport of the Netherlands, located 20 minutes southwest of Amsterdam. It is Europe's fourth busiest airport and most major airlines operate flights to Amsterdam. www.schiphol.nl

By Train

Rotterdam is easily reachable from most major cities throughout Europe. Many international highspeed trains and intercity trains stop at the Central Station.

For delegates coming from France or Belgium, the Thalys high-speed train is the best option. The train runs ten times a day. Coming from the UK you should take the Eurostar to Brussels and get on the Thalys there. www.thalys.com.

Accommodation

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We offer a list of hotels near the Classical:NEXT venue in Rotterdam. Find a pleasant accommodation suitable for your budget.

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Other Accommodation Options

You can also find hotels on various booking sites online. If hotels maybe aren't your thing, Rotterdam has many other accommodation options, including hostels and AirBnB.

Map & Location

Take a look at a map of the area around the Classical:NEXT venues.

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Getting Around

Rotterdam The Hague Airport to Rotterdam city centre

Taking a taxi or rental car is the fastest mode of transportation, taking only 10 minutes to get to the city center. Alternatively, you can go by RandstadRail + Airport Shuttle bus line 50, which will bring you to the city centre in approximately 15 minutes. Or you can choose the easy option of the Airport Shuttle bus line 33 taking you to Rotterdam's city centre in 20-25 minutes. Plan your trip to the city centre:

www.ret.nl/en

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam city centre

Getting to Rotterdam from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is also very easy. The Intercity direct train by NS Hispeed (Dutch Railways) takes you from Schiphol to Rotterdam in just 25 minutes and runs twice every hour. Tickets can be purchased at the station or online via the NS website:

www.ns.nl

It is easy to travel around Rotterdam by bus, tram, metro or water taxi. Rotterdam’s public transport company is called the RET. You will need a public transport chip card (OV-chipkaart) to use the RET’s metro, tram or bus services. The chip cards can be bought at Sales & Information points and top-up payment machines at metro stations, but also at other sale points for example at post offices, Primera shops, Rotterdam Info (the city promotion centre) and via ov-chipkaart.nl. Besides public transport, there are also lots of taxi stands, where taxis (cars, cycle-rickshaws and tuktuks) wait for customers.

For more information about public transport in Rotterdam, please visit www.ret.nl/en

On Thursday and Friday, a special bus to WORM will depart shortly after the Evening Showcases from in front of the entrance to Willem Burger Zaal/Jurriaanse Zaal to take delegates to the Club Showcases. For those who miss that, it is not far to walk there anyway, though.

For an overview of the parking spaces available at and around de Doelen, see the parking plan

Depending on your needs, there are several options for taxis in and around the city

The taxi service recommended by our local partners, and the largest in the city, is the Rotterdamse Taxi Centrale: +31 104 626 060 or www.rtcnv.nl.

For taxi services to and from Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Schiphol Airport, you can use the Rotterdam Airport Taxi: +31 102 620 406 or www.rotterdam-airport-taxi.nl

Get a unique view of the city and get to where you want to go at the same time with the Watertaxi Rotterdam: +31 403 03 03 or www.watertaxirotterdam.nl

Rotterdam is a great city to discover by bicycle. The extensive network of cycle paths is well maintained and the city is part of a network of major bicycle routes in the greater Rotterdam area. You can rent a bicycle at Rotterdam Central Station via Rijwielshop, starting from about €8 per day. +31 104 126 220 or www.czwaan.nl.

You can also take guided tours on bicycle. Our local partners recommend Urban Guides: +31 104 332 231 or www.urbanguides.nl.