The conference will be hosted at the Waaier building of the University of Twente. Please use this link to Google Maps where all conference locations are shown as well as other relevant locations, which might be helpful when planning your trip. You can also download a map of the university campus.
Traveling to Enschede
If you come by plane, usually you fly into Schiphol, the largest airport in the Netherlands, close to Amsterdam. There is an intercity train from Schiphol Airport that goes straight to Enschede Central Station. The trip from Schiphol to Enschede takes about two hours.
From Dusseldorf Airport we advise to rent a car and drive 1.5 hr to Twente. The alternative is to travel 4 hours by train to Hengelo railway station. You can switch trains in Hengelo and travel further with a regional train to Enschede Central Station or to the railway station ‘Kennispark Enschede’.
The following car rental companies all operate out of Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt. From the A1 motorway, take the A35 motorway towards Enschede.
Use Google maps or any other navigation system to plan your route to the University or Grolsch Veste. Make sure to take the exit Enschede West from the A35. The exit location has been changed recently and has not been processed by most navigation software. After taking the exit, follow the signs to the University.
There are car parks at the campus of the University of Twente and the Grolsch Veste free of charge
Enschede, Hengelo, or Enschede Kennispark are easily accessible with the train. Most hotels are in walking distance from one of these stations and the station Enschede Kennispark is only a 15 minute walk from the University of Twente Campus. To plan your journey you can use http://www.ns.nl/en.
Be aware that different companies are active on the Dutch railway network, being NS and Blauwnet. NS has a nationwide network and Blauwnet runs the most frequent trains in the Enschede area. You can either purchase a separate ticket for each journey at the train stations to travel with a specific company or purchase an anonymous public transport chip card which allows travelling with all public transport companies. Before travelling you need to check in with your ticket or card at a pole and before leaving the station you need to check out. Make sure you check in and out at a pole of the same company, a yellow one when travelling with NS and a blue one when travelling with Blauwnet.
Public Transport in Enschede
From Enschede Station (railway station) bus 9 stops at Enschede Kennispark/UT (Conference venue and Drienerburght Hotel) or de Broeierd (hotel) Enschede. It is approximately 8 minutes by bus.
You can pay your bus ticket with your debit or credit card using contactless payment or use an anonymous public transport chip card (buy at railway stations) to check in when you enter the bus and check out when you leave the bus again.
Schedules and information public transport
For all public transport schedules, use http://9292.nl/en or use Google maps to plan your journey.