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Getting to Groningen and accommodation

The city of Groningen is located in the North-east of The Netherlands and can conveniently be reached by plane, either to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol ( AMS) or Groningen Airport Eelde (GRQ).

From Groningen Airport Eelde (QRX) to the city of Groningen

Groningen Airport Eelde is situated around 15 kilometers from Groningen. The airport is easy accessible by public transport. A bus service (Qbuzz line No. 100) operates between the airport and Groningen connecting with flights departing to, and arriving from, London and Copenhagen.

From Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to the city of Groningen

When your flight arrives at Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam) the easiest way to travel to Groningen is by train. Trains for Groningen depart directly at the airport. The time taken is approx. 2 hours. Trains to Groningen will depart twice per hour. One at h:03 (direct connection) and one at h:33 (transfer at Zwolle station: departure of the connecting train is at the other side of the platform).

Please see the following webpage of the Dutch railroad company for planning: The easiest way to purchase tickets is online:

Your Stay in Groningen

There are many hotels in Groningen that are located in the city center and are within walking distance to the conference venue (the Academy building of the University of Groningen, located at the Broerstraat 5, 9712 CP Groningen). We made reservations at a few of them for your convenience. Please book early as the rooms will only be available for a short period of time. Please note that a standard tourism tax will be added (3.70 Euros per person, per night).

NH Groningen (4 star)
Please note: This hotel is not in the city center but one of the few hotels that provide rooms for people with accessibility requirements.
Hanzeplein 132
9713 GW Groningen
Reservations: +31 (0)20 795 6088
Tel.: +31 (0)584 8181

The transfer from the hotel to the conference venue can be arranged by wheelchair taxi. It is advisable to pre-inform the taxi company (‘Taxicentrale Groningen’, tel.: +31 (0)50 549 7676).

The Student Hotel (Groningen)
Boterdiep 9, 9712 LH Groningen
Phone: +31 50 206 9161
The promo-code gives you 15% discount on the best available hotel rates during the conference period. Since prices will increase over time it is expedient to book early.
Please use the following link ( and the Promo-code: RUG202107

Best Western Groningen Centre
Radesingel 50, 9711 EK Groningen
Phone +31 50 316 2955
We reserved Standard rooms (85 Euros) and Comfort rooms (95 Euros) between the 7th and 11th of July. Breakfast is 15.75 per day. The hotel rooms and rate are available until 6 weeks before the conference.
In order to make a reservation please print out the reservation form and send it to the hotel.

Martini Hotel
Gedempte Zuiderdiep 8, 9711 HG Groningen
Phone +31 50 312 9919
We reserved Standard rooms (Single occupancy: 85.50 Euros, double occupancy 95.50 Euros) (including breakfast) from 6th of July till 10th of July. The rooms will be available until 15 May only (!)
In order to make a reservation please call or send an e-mail at: info and indicate the promotion code: MRT-GF1742.

City Hotel Groningen
Gedempte Kattendiep 25, 9711 PM, Groningen
Phone +31 50 588 6565
We reserved Standard rooms (Single occupancy: 95.00 Euros, double use 107.70 Euros) including breakfast from 6th of July till 10 of July. The rooms will be available until 7 May only.
In order to make a reservation please call or send an e-mail at: info.citygroningen or use this link. Please indicate that you are an attendee of the: IUCNAEL2021 Colloquium.

Last modified:10 June 2020 10.15 a.m.