Venue

Conference location: Deltares Delft

The conference was held at Deltares, located in the south of Delft as shown on the map below. The address is: Deltares, Boussinesqweg 1, 2629 HV Delft (Google Maps).

How to reach Deltares

Delft Central Station for trains and busses is located in B3 (map below left). The closest bus stop to Deltares is called "TU-Technopolis" and is located in D5 (map below left). From Delft Central Station you can take bus lines 40, 69 and 174 to reach "TU-Technopolis". Travel time is between 10 and 15 minutes. The next bus stop is usually displayed in the front of the bus. When the display reads "TU-Technopolis" get off by pushing one of the stop buttons. From here it is a 5 minute walk to the conference location. The route is shown on the map below right.

How to reach Delft

To reach the Delft it is most convenient to fly to Schiphol Airport. At Schiphol Airport there is an underground train station which has a direct connection to Delft. It will take you to Delft in about 40 minutes. It is also possible to take a taxi. This will cost about 60 euro and will get you to Delft in about half an hour. For the public transportation option simply take the intercity towards Vlissingen leaving from platform 5 or 6 and get off at Delft Central Station. You can plan your journey using the following website of the National Dutch Railways NS: http://www.ns.nl/en.

Public transport

Payment for public transport can be done in two ways. For trains you can buy your ticket at the train station at one of the yellow ticket machines. For busses you can buy your single one-way ticket at the bus driver, though only in cash. The following option might be useful if you are planning to use public transport more often during your stay. For 7,50 Euro you can buy an OV-chip card. This card can then be loaded credit on which can be used for all trains, busses, trams and metros in The Netherlands. The OV-chip card can be bought at every train station at the machines and various shops. This system works similar to the Oyster card, well-known in London. More information about travelling with the OV-chip card you can find here: https://www.ov-chipkaart.nl/travelling.htm.

Taxi

The following taxi services are operating in Delft and reservations can be made by telephone:

  • 123 Taxi Delft, Tel. +31 15 2 12 12 00
  • Delfia Taxi, Tel. +31 15 2 85 58 00
  • Delftse Taxi Centrale DELTAX, Tel. +31 15 2 19 19 19

Hotels

For accommodation during your stay in Delft we are collaborating with Preferred Hotel Reservations who is the housing agent for the hotel reservations for this event.

About Deltares and Delft

Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface with main focus on deltas, coastal regions and river basins. Delft is located in the Western part of the Netherlands, within easy access of one of Europe's largest airports Amsterdam Schiphol. Delft is internationally renowned as the city of Delft Blue, the House of Orange and Johannes Vermeer. A city of great charm with the best Holland has to offer. Delft has a characteristic historical town centre with exceptional gables, intimate canals, bridges and narrow alleys. Ideal for visitors to wander around and enjoy the historic atmosphere. Moreover, Delft is a knowledge city and education plays an important role. It is known for its technical university and since 1842, Delft University has produced engineers. As the oldest and largest university of technology in The Netherlands, it has an excellent national and international reputation. Its 17,000 students and 4,500 staff come from all over the world.

Contact:
Anura3D MPM Research Community
Conference Secretariat MPM 2017
c/o Deltares, P.O. Box 177, 2600 MH Delft, The Netherlands
Visiting address: Boussinesqweg 1, 2629 HV Delft, The Netherlands
info@anura3d.com