7th AMETIST project meeting

April 19-20 2004
Nijmegen, the Netherlands

organized by Informatics for Technical Applications, University of Nijmegen

The meeting will be held in the

Golden Tulip Val-Monte
Oude Holleweg 5
6572 AA Nijmegen - Berg en Dal
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 24 6842000
Fax. +31 24 6843353
Email info@goldentulipvalmonte.nl

situated at a beautiful place close to the city of Nijmegen (the oldest city in the Netherlands), overlooking the Waal river. Nijmegen is situated in the eastern part of the Netherlands (see map) and can be reached by train from Amsterdam Airport within 90 minutes.




The Netherlands by plane
The only Dutch international airport Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has nonstop connections to most major hubs. The German Düsseldorf Airport is also near to Nijmegen (around 2 hours by train)

Nijmegen by train
The easiest way to reach Nijmegen from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is by train. The Dutch Railway Company NS provides twice an hour a service from Schiphol to Nijmegen with one change in Duivendrecht. As always Keep an eye on your luggage at all times! Especially on the changing station (Duivendrecht ) and on the trains from Schiphol to Duivendrecht be aware of pick-pockets.

The train station is under the airport (follow the train signs). The price for one way one person to Nijmegen is 16 Euro. You can buy tickets at NS counters or from the Automatic using credit card. The ride takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. You can check train schedules from the NS web site

For example:

NS website speculates that there is possible railway construction around the city of Utrecht during 17-22 April and trains may be delayed. Normally if these things happen NS will provide a bus for crossing the disconnected part of the journey, and all passengers must change to bus and later from the bus to the train according to the instructions provided then. You don't need to pay extra fee or make extra arrangement. But the journey may take more than 1.5 hours to reach Nijmegen. If you have any problems with understanding the instructions, or if you can not find the right platform, you can ask the train conductors. They are usually very friendly and they speak good English.

For international train schedules (such as from/to Düsseldorf Airport or Frankfurt Airport) see German DB. It cab be used to search for both Netherlands and Germany train routes.

Nijmegen - Berg en Dal by car
From the south (Belgium), the Paris-Brussels-Antwerp-Breda motor way leads to Nijmegen (via Tilburg and 's-Hertogenbosch). Visitors coming from Denmark and Germany are advised to use the German motor ways: A3/E35 (Oberhausen-Arnhem) and A57/E31 (Krefeld-Nijmegen).

Coming from Amsterdam/Utrecht on the A2, take the A50, direction Nijmegen. At the intersection of the A50 and A15, follow signs 's-Hertogenbosch-Nijmegen (A50), then take the A73 to Nijmegen. Coming from Rotterdam, follow the A15 until the Nijmegen (A50) turn-off, then take the A73 to Nijmegen. [information taken from http://www.cs.kun.nl/ita/group/contact/howtogetthere.htm ]

If you find one of the two roundabouts (Keizer Karel and Keizer Trajanus Plein) in Nijmegen Centrum, follow first the signs "Kleve" then the signs "Berg en Dal". Stay on this street (Berg en Daalseweg and Oude Kleefsebaan, see map ) for a while, and you will find the workshop hotel in Berg en Dal on the left-hand side. [taken from http://fmt.cs.utwente.nl/conferences/fmpa2k/]

Berg en Dal by taxi or train taxi
Taxis are available from Nijmegen Station to the hotel for about 20 Euro. The train taxi at Nijmegen Central Station provides services to the conference hotel in Berg en Dal. Tickets are available in the station (around 4 Euro).

Berg en Dal by bus
Take Line 8 direction Berg en Dal (app. 20 min) and step out in the bus station "Golden Tulip Van Monte". From there walk about 200 meter. To make your life easy you can ask the driver to tell you where you should stop. Tickets ("strippenkaarten") are available at the train station. 15 strippen = 6.40 Euro is good for 5 single trips from Nijmegen station to the hotel. Or you can buy single trip ticket ( 2.40 Euro) from the bus driver.

Further information

This page was last updated on 20-04-04 by Biniam Gebremichael, biniam (at) cs.kun.nl