General Information

Venue

TU/e Auditorium
Building 1
De Zaale,
5612 AZ Eindhoven
T: +31 (0)40 247 9111
Map of the campus
www.tue.nl

Language

Dutch is the official language. However, most, if not all, banks, hotels, airline offices, shops, and key visitor attractions have multilingual staff.

The official language of the Conference is English. All abstract submissions and presentations must be in English. Simultaneous translation will not be available.

Visa & Letter of Invitation

Some participants may require a visa to enter the Netherlands. For more information click here.

Upon request, the secretariat of the ICPM Conference will send an invitation letter. This letter is meant only to verify the name, dates, location and purpose of the conference to obtain a visa or travel funds. This letter is in no way a commitment to the participant on the part of the organizing committee. 

Insurance

The organization of ICPM cannot be held liable for personal accidents, loss of or damage to private property of the conference participants and accompanying persons, either during, or directly arising from ICPM 2021 Conference. Participants should make their own arrangements for health and travel insurance.

Medical Insurance

Visitors are not covered by Dutch health insurance plans. Check with your personal medical plan before leaving your home country to ensure you have adequate travel insurance.

Covid-19 situation

The organization team will be closely monitoring the evolution of the current pandemic situation and will make appropriate decisions in due time in order to maximize the likelihood of a presential event. However, the safety of our guests will remain a priority. Information on traveling, visas, access to The Netherlands from the different countries and the travelling regulations put in place will be frequently updated on this website.

Weather

The average temperatures in Eindhoven during the month of November are generally 10 °C (day) and 5 °C (night).

Parking

On the TU/e Campus, we use internal addresses. Before arriving by car on the site, it is important that you should know where and in which building you need to be.

Parking guidance system

You obtain a ticket at the barrier. TU/e uses a paid parking system in order to push back car use. Signposts indicate the direction to the main buildings and the parking lots nearest to them. The dynamic parking guidance system indicates the availability of free parking spaces in the various parking lots. At the parking lots themselves you will also see whether there are any free spaces available in the relevant parking lot. Once you have parked your car you follow the further indications for pedestrians in order to get to the right building.

Disabled persons

For disabled persons there are designated parking spaces available. Proceed to wheelchair accessibility.

Car parking charges and payment

Here you find the parking charges and where and how to pay.

You have parked your car and continue as pedestrian to the right building.

Travel Information – Getting Here

Strategic Location

Eindhoven is located in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant, which is located in the south of The Netherlands. Due to its convenient location, Eindhoven is easily accessible from a number of international airports in The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.

By Plane

Eindhoven has the advantage of having three of the top international airports within an arm’s reach. From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Eindhoven can be reached within 1.5 hours, either by car or by train. Dusseldorf Airport in Germany and Zaventem Brussels Airport in Belgium are both accessible within 1.5 hours by car. In addition, Eindhoven has its own local airport just outside the city, which serves many European and a few North African destinations. Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Maastricht Airport are also suitable options to access Eindhoven.

By Train

All major Dutch cities and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport offer direct and frequent train connections to Eindhoven. No matter where in The Netherlands you are, it usually does not take longer than 1.5 hours to reach Eindhoven by train. Eindhoven’s train station is located right in the city centre and all main venues and hotels are easily accessible from there.

Dutch public transport requires a so-called OV-chipkaart, a smart card that can be used for bus, tram, train and metro services. Since there is no specific OV-chipkaart for tourists, we recommend using either a single-use chipcard or an ‘anonymous OV-chipkaart’. The single-use chipcard has limited validity and can be used to travel on bus/tram/metro lines in a single city. If you want to travel by train, you can buy a different single-use chipcard that is valid on the train for your specified itinerary only. If you are staying in Holland for more than a few days and plan to travel by public transport more frequently, we recommend the anonymous OV-chipkaart as the best and most economic ticket for your trips since it can be used for all public means of transport in Holland. More info on how to use and purchase the OV Chipkaart can be found here.

By Car

A number of The Netherlands’ main highways cross paths in the Eindhoven area. This makes it easy to get to Eindhoven by car or taxi. There is also plenty of (paid) parking available in the city and at the larger meeting venues. Important to point out though is that travel times by car can be delayed due to high traffic, especially during morning and evening rush hour. 

Taxis

Cibatax+31 (0) 40 244 3333
Jansen Taxi+31 (0) 40 283 8383
Taxi Eindhoven+31 (0) 040 744 0744

Currency, Banking, ATM & Credit Cards

The currency is the Euro. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and at foreign currency exchange offices either at the Airport or at other locations throughout the city.

Bank debit or credit cards are the most convenient means of getting cash at the many Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs). ATMs are spread throughout the city and accept cards with the Interac, Plus, and Cirrus networks. Most are in operation 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Most businesses accept U.S. currency and traveler’s cheque, as well as major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express).

At Eindhoven Central Station (train) you can find a GWK office that has different foreign currencies available.

Sales Taxes

Dutch VAT rates are based on the European Union’s VAT Directive. All EU member states must adhere to the Directive, and the standard VAT rate must be 15% or higher. In the Netherlands, the standard VAT rate is 21%.

Electricity

The power supply in the Netherlands is 230 volts. To be more specific: 220-240 volts AC (Alternating Current), 50-60 hertz. The same voltage is used over the rest of Europe.

Time Zone

The Netherlands has 2 time zones. The country’s European mainland, including the capital Amsterdam, observes Central European Time (CET) as standard time. When Daylight Saving Time (DST) is in force, Central European Summer Time (CEST) is observed.

Useful Links and Maps

The Eindhoven official website and the Official tourist site of the Netherlands contain up-to-date tourist information including public transport information and maps.