For Attendees

If you will be attending the Surveillance Studies Network Conference 2020 (June 8-10 Rotterdam), below please find some information to help you organise your trip to Rotterdam and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

  • Below you can find information about flights to the Netherlands, getting around in Rotterdam, and recommendations for accommodations.

    • Rotterdam has convenient connections to two airports in the Netherlands: Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam The Hague Airport. It is also possible to travel via Eindhoven Airport, but then you would have to take a bus and train to Rotterdam, which can add an additional hour to your total travel time.

      Rotterdam Central Station has a direct train connection to Schiphol Airport and is the most widely served internationally. You can take the Intercity Direct to/from Amsterdam/Schiphol (for an additional fee) or a regular train service. To get from Rotterdam The Hague Airport, to the city centre, you have to take bus 33 from the Airport to Meijersplein/Airport. From here, you can take the Metro (line E) in the direction of Slinge, to stop ‘Rotterdam Centraal’. For the return, you can take the Metro (line E) in direction of Pijnacker/The Hague to stop “Meijersplein/Airport”. From here, you can take bus 33 that goes directly to Rotterdam The Hague Airport.

      For more travel information, you can use 9292OV travel information website https://9292.nl/en for all public transport information. For train travel, you can also use our national train service website (NS): https://www.ns.nl/en. Google Maps also gives decent travel suggestions.

      Within Rotterdam, the most convenient form of travel is to use public transport, specifically the tram or metro.

    • You can choose to buy tickets at the ticket machines, or you can choose to buy an OV chipcard (One time cost of €7,50). You can load the chipcard with money on the appropriate ticket machines (they will have the OV chipcard logo). If you have to take multiple trips, using an OV chipcard can be cheaper than buying tickets per trip. If you choose an anonymous chipcard, you can share it with other people (not while travelling at the same time though). Click here for more information on the anonymous card.

      You can cancel the card and request a refund of your money after you have completed your travels in the Netherlands. However, an anonymous card is valid for 5 years and if you return to the Netherlands, it will be useful.

    • Your stay in Rotterdam

      Rotterdam has a wide range of hotels to offer, and there is plenty of choice for all budgets. For your convenience a short list of options is shown below. This is not an exhaustive list of all that is available in Rotterdam. You can find more information on the official Rotterdam citymarketing webpage. Caution: prices shown below are indications and may be subject to change.

      Hotels

      Rates per night (estimates*)

      Location and travel time to Erasmus University Rotterdam

      5-star accommodations

      Hotel New York

      €130-175

      Hotel New York is located in the former headquarters of the Holland America Line on the Kop van Zuid in Rotterdam. It takes between 30 and 45 minutes to get to the campus of EUR and 15 minutes to Rotterdam Central Station (by tram or metro).

      nhow Rotterdam

      €100-13-

      nhow is one of the many buildings that make up the Rotterdam Skyline. It is located just outside of the city centre. It takes between 25 and 30 minutes to get to the campus of EUR and 10 minutes to Rotterdam Central Station (by tram or metro).

      Mainport by Inntel Hotel

      €110-135

      Mainport is located near the city centre of Rotterdam.
      It takes between 25 and 35 minutes to get to the campus of EUR and 10 to 15 minutes to Rotterdam Central Station (by tram or metro).

      4-star and 3-star accommodations

      Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark

      €95-110

      The Novotel is conveniently situated next to the campus of EUR. It is the only hotel directly within walking distance.

      It will take about 20-25 minutes (by tram or metro) to get to Rotterdam Central Station and the city centre.

      Hotel Emma

      €92

      The hotel is situated in the city centre.

      It will take around 30 minutes (by tram or metro) to get to the campus of EUR.

      citizenM

      €78

      The hotel is situated in the city centre.

      It will take around 17 minutes (by tram or metro) to get to campus.

      Ibis Rotterdam City Centre

      €58-70

      The hotel is within walking distance of the city centre.

      It will take around 20 minutes (by tram or metro) to get to the campus of EUR.

      Holiday Inn Express - Central station

      €79-95

      This hotel is right next to Rotterdam Central Station.

      It will take about 20-25 minutes (by tram or metro) to get to the campus of EUR.

      Savoy Hotel Rotterdam

      €78-95

      The hotel is situated in the city centre.

      It will take around 15 minutes (by tram or metro) to get to campus.

      Budget accommodations

      Stayokay Rotterdam

      €50-65

      Stayokay presents the opportunity to stay in the famous cube houses of Rotterdam. It is located near the city centre.

      It will take around 15 minutes to get to the EUR campus or to Rotterdam Central Station (by tram or metro).

      easyHotel Rotterdam Centre

      €45-55

      easyHotel is located near the city centre of Rotterdam.

      It will take around 20 minutes to get to the EUR campus and 10 minutes to Rotterdam Central Station (by tram or metro).

      Apartments

      Premier Suites Plus Rotterdam (apartments)

      €100-110

      Premier Suites Plus offers serviced apartments to stay in while visiting Rotterdam. It is located near the city centre and across from Rotterdam Central Station.

      It will take around 25-30 minutes (by tram or metro) to get to the EUR campus and a 1 minutes walk to the train station.

      * All prices are estimates and may be subject to change.

  • Rotterdam has many sights and attractions to offer. Please click here for an overview of activities, shopping tips, drinks & diner locations, and for information about the Rotterdam Welcome Card for public transport and discount at attractions