Arrival - When to arrive Technical University
Attendees of the Technical University should plan to arrive on either Monday, April 22nd during the day or on Tuesday, April 23rd early in the morning. Registration for the Technical University is open as of Monday afternoon 16h00. The conference starts on Tuesday, April 23rd at 10:00am with the keynote session. The sessions end on Friday, April 26th at 1pm followed by lunch until 2:30pm.
Due to the easy access of Noordwijk by car and train, no arrival transfers will be organized.
Arrival by Air
Noordwijk is within easy reach with international airports Schiphol Airport (25 km, 20 minutes drive) and Rotterdam The Hague Airport (40 km, 35 minutes drive) close by.
Arrival by Car
Noordwijk is situated in the centre of the Randstad and is easily accessible, with multiple roads to the nearby highway A44. There are numerous websites on the internet with which you can plan your route to Noordwijk.
More information can be found on the Travel Information section.
The EURO (€) is the only currency that is officially recognized as legal tender in the Netherlands. If you would like to know the exact exchange rate to your local currency, please go to: www.oanda.com/converter/classic
In the Netherlands sockets operate with 230 V and comply with European standards. Plugs are 2 pin so some countries need an adaptor.
Emergency telephone numbers
Country code for The Netherlands: 31
Police, Ambulance and Fire: 112
It is advised to get an E111 form, which will cover you for emergency health care. Travel insurance is always recommended. Pharmacies are open weekdays from 9am to 6pm. At night and weekends at least one local chemist will be open.
Dutch is the spoken language throughout the Netherlands. English is also widely spoken and understood.
Non-EU passport holders are advised to contact the appropriate diplomatic or consular authorities for visa requirement details (see visas).
For all travelers from the EU, an identity card or passport is sufficient for travel to the Netherlands.
Information on how to obtain a Visa letter can be found in the Visa section.
Smoking of tobacco is prohibited by law in all public buildings and in public transport.
Noordwijk has numerous agencies standing by for comfortable and safe transport. You will find detailed information in the Travel Information page.
Noordwijk lies in the Central European Time Zone, GMT +1 (same as Frankfurt, Paris and Brussels).
To ensure that the event runs smoothly, we would appreciate if you could respect the timings given.
Please refer to Departure Transfers.
Countries whose cititizens do not require a visa for a stay of three months or less:
Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (or holders of a BNO, British National Overseas Passport), United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela.
If you are a national from any other country, you need a visa for a stay of less than 3 months in the Netherlands. You need to apply for a visa at the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country before you come to the Netherlands.
If you need a specific invitation letter to obtain your visa, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an official invitation letter.
The climate in Noordwijk has an average maximum temperatures in April of around 13°C. For exact weather forecast, please go to:
The 2013 IBM Systems Technical University is pleased to welcome you at the Hotels Van Oranje in Noordwijk/The Netherlands.
Uniquely located at the beautiful beach and the lovely boulevard of Noordwijk, the Hotels van Oranje offer the five-star Hotel Van Oranje and the four-star Beach Hotel. Noordwijk has been awarded with both the Blue Flag eco-label and the Quality Coast Award and is the most sustainable beach of the Netherlands. Just recently, the hotel has also been awarded the prestigious Green Hotel of the Year 2012 award.
Hotels Van Oranje
Koningin Wilhelmina Boulevard 20-31
2202 GV Noordwijk
Tel: +31 (0) 71-3676869