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About the Conference Venue

Vrije University of Amsterdam

Postal Address:
Vrije Universiteit
De Boelelaan 1105 
1081 HV Amsterdam 
The Netherlands

How to get to VU University Amsterdam

Please note: There will be construction works this weekend that will cause no trains to run from Schiphol to Amsterdam Zuid (the train station near the VU). Alternatives are available, but could be tricky to handle/understand for tourists/foreigners. My advise: take a cab from Schiphol if you need to go to a hotel near the VU and you plan to go to Zuid station this weekend (taxi is not very cheap here though).

Conference Venue: Campus Map

Conference Venue: Floor 1

Conference Venue: Floors 2, 4, 5 and 6

About VU Amsterdam

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  Vrije University

Amsterdam is a modern businees city with a huge amount of available hotels for our attendees, with a variety of prices and commodities. Since this year GECCO is hold in the university premises of VU in Amsterdam (not in a hotel), we are providing a limited booking of rooms in Hotel Crowne Plaza (and in StayOkay for our students):

Hotel Crowne Plaza
· George Gershwinlaan 101 Amsterdam,
1082 MT Netherlands

The Crowne Plaza Amsterdam-South is set in the commercial area ''The Zuidas''. The hotel was opened in November 2011 and features 207 modern rooms, including 27 Club Rooms and 15 Suites. After an exciting day, meet up in the Manhattan Lounge-Bar and enjoy your evening with individually prepared cocktails or a tasty wine, or benefit from the hotels state of the art gym.

The Crown Plaza Amsterdam can offer some Club rooms but at a higher price if any attendees are interested.  The Club room would be EUR 184.00 per room per night (standard was EUR 139.00)

In order to make your reservation please use below weblink. Please note: use group code: BJV onCode=1&hotelCode=AMSPC&_PMID=99801505&GPC=BJV

For questions regarding your booking you can always call group reservations via
+31 (0)20- 504 3612
or send an e-mail to:

Please mention the group code: BJV.

We addtitionally suggest other convenient hotels as a general guide in Amsterdam:

Hotels in City Centre:

Hotel Nicolaas Witsen
Nicolaas Witsenstraat 4
1017 ZH  Amsterdam
T: +31(0)20 6266546              
F: +31(0)20 6205113

People can book through the website:
Coupon Code is: acm2013
PLEASE NOTE: It has to be booked prior to June 14 (cutoff date)


Amsterdam Marriott Hotel 
   Stadhouderskade 12
   Amsterdam, 1054 ES
+ Best location combining access to public transport (tram) and city centre

Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam
    Rusland, 17 – NL-1012 CK –
    Amsterdam – Netherlands
+ Beautiful hotel, nice location, slightly less well-connected by tram

Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel 
    Kattengat 1 ·
    Amsterdam, 1012 SZ
+ Beautiful hotel, slightly less well-connected by tram

Hotels close to the conference venue:

Novotel Amsterdam City
    Europaboulevard 10

Holiday Inn 
    Zwaansvliet 20 Amsterdam ,
    1081AP Netherlands
QBIC – budget hotel 
    Mathijs Vermeulenpad 1,
    1077 XX Amsterdam,

    Prinses Irenestraat 30
    1077 WX Amsterdam

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Schiphol Airport and Vrije University

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Amsterdam Central Station

Central Station and Vrije University

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