Econometric Society Winter Meeting 2019
15 - 17 December

Conference location

Van der Goot building

ESWM 2019 will take place in the Van der Goot building, located on the Woudestein campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Van der Goot building (Erasmus Expo and Conference Centre) opened in 1994. Rooms in this building can accommodate 12 to 921 people. The majority of rooms in this building are available for hire but there are also various rooms for educational purposes, such as lectures or examinations. The use of slate, stainless steel and concrete makes this conference building suitable for many decorative styles and colours.

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Rotterdam City
Where to live in Rotterdam
People sitting by the Erasmusbrug in Rotterdam
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Erasmus University Rotterdam, Woudestein Campus

The hub of Erasmus University Rotterdam is our Woudestein campus, a convenient 15-minute bike ride from Rotterdam’s city centre, including the sleek new Rotterdam Centraal train station (where you can also catch the tram or metro to EUR.)

Outside of class time, students study in the light-filled new Polak building or at our state-of-the-art university library, grab a coffee at the Erasmus Food Plaza, or attend an event at the theatre or Café in de Smitse. The on-campus sports centre offers fitness, dance, spinning, squash, and tennis among many other classes.

Route and directions Woudestein campus

People sitting by the Erasmusbrug in Rotterdam
Rotterdam Partners - Iris van den Broek
Housing in Rotterdam city center

Rotterdam, your host city

Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands and is well known for its port. The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe and third largest in the world. The city is becoming increasingly popular as tourist destination. Rotterdam has been named one of the top cities in the world for travelers according to Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016!

Rotterdam is a cosmopolitan city with much to offer for both locals and visitors. Futuristic architecture, inspired local initiatives such as inner-city canal surfing, a proliferation of art and a surge of drinking, dining and nightlife venues make Rotterdam one of Europe’s most exhilarating cities right now. Rotterdam has a diverse, multi-ethnic community and a wealth of top-class museums like the ‘Kunsthal’ and ‘Boijmans – ‘Van Beuningen’.

Modern architecture fans will explore the cities landmark buildings such as the Erasmus Bridge, the Euromast, the Rotterdam Towers and the Market Hall. The distinctive swanlike Erasmus Bridge and The Erasmus University were named after the famous humanist, theologian and philosopher Desiderius Erasmus, who was born in Rotterdam in 1466.

Rotterdam Top 10 Tourist Highlights

  1. Netherlands’ largest building “De Rotterdam”
  2. The stunning revamp of the Central Station
  3. The Erasmus Bridge, nicknamed ‘The Swan’
  4. The Van Nelle Factory, UNESCO World Heritage
  5. The kubus houses representing a forest
  6. The masterpiece-filled Museum Booijmans van Beuningen
  7. Witte de With, Rotterdam’s coolest street
  8. The Nederlands Fotomuseum, located in a former warehouse
  9. The impressive Markthal, the first indoor market in the Netherlands
  10. Dinner in the hip De Hofbogen, a former train station

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