The workshop will be held in Amsterdam at the Astronomical Institute of the University of Amsterdam. Amsterdam is served by Schiphol Airport, located about 10 km from the the city and easily accessed by train.

To learn more about the city or university, please see the links below.


A registration fee of 100 euros will be collected in cash when you arrive. This fee covers organization costs and refreshments, including the conference dinner. If you would like to bring a guest to the conference dinner, an additional place may be purchased for 50 euros.


We have reserved blocks of rooms at the following hotels. Early booking is suggested. Please mention the "Astronomical Institute" and "University of Amsterdam" when booking to get these rates.

The Bridge Hotel
Amstel 107/III
1018 EM Amsterdam
[email protected]
Tel: +31 (0) 20 623 7068
Fax: +31 (0) 20 624 1565

  • Below are new, reduced rates as of 13 Nov
  • 7 × 2-person room for € 98,- per night.
  • 4 × 2-person room with skylight window (but no view) for € 85,- per night.
  • 2 × 2-person room with view of the Amstel river for € 145,- per night.

Hotel Rembrandt
Plantage Middenlaan 17
1018 DA Amsterdam
[email protected]
Tel: +31 (0) 20 627 2714
Fax: +31 (0) 20 638 0293

  • These rates valid until 17 November
  • 3 × single room for € 75,- per night
  • 3 × small double room for € 95,- per night

Eden Hotel Amsterdam
Amstel 144
1017 AE Amsterdam
[email protected]
Tel: +31 (0) 20 530 7878
Fax: +31 (0) 20 623 3267

  • These rates valid until 13 November
  • 15 rooms available ranging from € 89,- to € 109,- per night

Looking for a roommate? Check out this poll to find someone with a similar schedule: Doodle poll.

How to get to the Astronomical Institute

This map shows two routes to the Astronomical Institute. Click on the route to see more info. The two routes are described below. Allow about 40 minutes to get to the Astronomical Institute with public transport.

  • From Centraal Station or hotels in the city: Refer to the red line on the map. This line shows the route of Tram 9. Take the tram to the "Kruislaan" (sounds like "Crouslahn") stop. Then walk northeast (turn left from direction of tram) for 15 minutes along Kruislaan. Continue straight after passing under the train tracks, then look to your left for the entrance to the Science Park and "Kruislaan 403". Then follow directions below...
  • From Amstel Station: Refer to the blue line on the map. From Amstel station, take Bus 40 in the direction of "Muiderpoortstation. The bus runs roughly every 20 minutes and all go to the Science Park. Get off at the stop called "Science Park" and look for the large gate. Then follow directions below...

From entrance to the Science Park: After you enter the large gate on Kruislaan, follow signs for "Kruislaan 403" or "UvA". These signs will take you about 100 m until you cross under a building. After this, look to the left for the entrance to "NIKHEF", the particle physics institute, or "UvA". Take the elevator to the third floor and follow signs for the Astronomical Institute.

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Wireless internet access will be available at the workshop using the eduroam system. Pariticipants whose home institutions are members of the eduroam scheme (see the map provided by eduroam) should be able to connect to the local wireless network with no additional configuration. Contact your home institution's IT support department for details on how to set this up.

We will also provide a separate wireless service for participants from institutions which are not eduroam members.

Food and Drink

To help you enjoy your visit, we have compiled a small list restaurants and cafes near the hotels and the API. The list is by no means exhaustive (and includes no "coffeeshops"), but it should give you a head start on enjoying Amsterdam.

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