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Participant information


The two-day conference takes place at the Energy Academy Europe at the Zernike campus of the University of Groningen. This is an inspiring location for our event as it is the most sustainable education building of the Netherlands. The building is a place where societal partners, education and academia join forces to work on research and innovation in the field of energy. As the building meets the highest sustainable energy standards, it received the BREEAM-rating ‘Outstanding’.

University of Groningen
Energy Academy Europe
Nijenborgh 6
9747 AG Groningen
The Netherlands


The parking spaces P0, P2 and P4 are equipped with barriers. When using the parking spaces P0, P2 or P4 (closest to venue), your host will have announced your arrival and a parking space is reserved for you. On arrival, you must report via the intercom of the enclosed car park. You give your name and the name of the employee for whom you are coming. If you can not find a parking space, you can go to the free parking (P5 and P6), which are located further on the property. P0, P2 and P04 are only accesible for employees and guests of the University of Groningen. Map of zernike campus.


By plane

From Schiphol airport it is a 2 hour taxi ride to Groningen. Taxi's can be found at the official taxi point outside of the airport. More conveniently you can find a direct connection from the Schiphol airport train station to Groningen Central station which is a 2h train ride. Tickets can be bought at the yellow machines in the station, at the service desk but also booked in advance on-line here.

By bus

Most areas in Groningen are easily accessible by public bus. Tickets can be bought in the bus (for an extra fee) or you can buy an anonymous ov-chipcard at the train station (both valid for train and bus). For more information how to get and use an ov-chipcard, click here.

By bike

You can rent a bicycle from the dutch railroads, the so called OV-fiets. These are available at the bicycle parking Groningen Central Station. For more information on reservations and prices, click here.


The hotels suggested below range from high to low price classes. All of these hotels are located in the City center of Groningen. The University has made agreements with the hotels about reduced prices.

NH Hotel de Ville

Price class: High
The NH Hotel de Ville is a 4 star hotel in the City Center of Groningen. Prices at this hotel start at about €110,- per night, breakfast included.
Please use the following reservation link for your booking (valid til May 4).

Martini Hotel

Price class: Medium
The Martini Hotel is located just to the south of the city center. Prices vary from €79,50 to €99,50 per night, excluding breakfast.
Please mention the following number with your reservation: GF-1568 (valid till April 15th).

City Hotel Groningen

Price class: Medium
The City hotel is located at the East of the city center. Prices vary from € 71,10 to €110,- per night, excluding breakfast. The hotel is close to the beautiful Central Station and easily accessible by public transport.
Please use the following reservation form for your booking (valid till April 15th).

BudGett Hostel

Price class: Low
The BudGett Hostel is a very cheap alternative where a room for 2 or more persons can be booked, but single beds in dorms are also available. Prices start at €25,- per night, breakfast excluded.
Please mention the name of the conference while booking your room (valid till Mei 1).


  • January 22, 2019 - Early registration open
  • February 20, 2019 - Topic, paper, poster submission deadline
  • March 8, 2019 - Applicants informed of decisions
  • April 7, 2019 - Early registration closes
  • May 13, 2019 - Regular registration closes
  • June 6 and 7, 2019 - Conference dates
Last modified:17 November 2020 11.22 a.m.