Rotterdam is considered the most modern city of the Netherlands. Atypical in its own country, internationally renowned for its passion for innovation and its unpolished charms. Whether it is its ever-changing skyline full of audacious architecture, its port that is regarded as the smartest in the world, or the “can do” mentality of its residents. Rotterdam is a town with a pronounced character, energetic and always dynamic. Rotterdam and Rotterdammers do not shy away from experiments; on the contrary, they are looking for them. Getting down to business and innovating; it is all part of the city’s DNA.
The dynamics of Rotterdam ensure that the city lets itself be discovered again and again. It is a city that combines statements about architecture, urban development and design with small-scale projects. Where iconic buildings such as the Markthal, De Rotterdam and the Erasmusbrug catch the eye, but where you can also allow yourself to be taken by surprise by a garden hidden on a roof, by colourful street art, remarkable shops of local designers, by amazing street festivals and the urban vibe of its residents. It is that combination which acts like a magnet. Rotterdam is a ‘must see’ city. Tough, lively, diverse and always changing. A city where there is room for everyone.
More than 650,000 people visit De Doelen every year. As a conference centre, De Doelen welcomes many thousands of visitors for congresses and other events.
De Doelen is Rotterdam’s leading venue for music and its central arena for the exchange of information. For both these activities De Doelen has a national and international reputation, taking its role as engine for cultural and economic development seriously. De Doelen is a place where musicians, their audiences, conference delegates, visitors meet and mingle freely, providing people of all kinds with meaningful experiences through music, debate and dialogue.
Due to the location opposite the Central Station Rotterdam, the Conference Centre De Doelen can best be reached by Public Transport. Busses, trains, metros and trams all stop at the Central Station which is just 2 minutes walking from de Doelen.
If you take your own car, the address of the venue is:
Conference Centre De Doelen
3012 CL Rotterdam
For navigation to the Parking (next to the venue):
Parking Schouwburgplein 1 or 2, Rotterdam.
There are several secure car parks in the direct vicinity of the venue. For Parking Schouwburgplein 1 and 2 de Doelen sells tickets for a reduced price.
Schiphol Airport Amsterdam has great transport links to Rotterdam. You can easily take the train, rent a car or have someone collect you.
From Schiphol you can take direct speed train connections, you are at Rotterdam Central Station withing 25 minutes.
Please click here for an overview of transportation alternatives.
By Public Transport
When you walk outdoors from the central hall, go immediately to your left. After 50 metres, you will find the bus stops. RET bus line 33 travels to Rotterdam Central Station and to Metro Station Meijersplein. From Meijersplein station, you can get to Rotterdam Central Station via RandstadRail in 7 minutes, and to The Hague Central Station in 27 minutes.
With the taxi, getting to and from Rotterdam The Hague Airport is no problem at all. The taxi stand is located directly in front of the entrance/exit of the airport terminal.
Rotterdam Airport Taxi is specialised in trips to and from Rotterdam The Hague Airport with comfortable vehicles.
Telephone: +31 (0)10 – 262 04 06
SPRINT Robotics secured a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms. Rooms at the reduced group rate are available on a first come, first served basis.
We have an agreement with the following hotels:
Inviting and elegant at the heart of Rotterdam. Welcome to the Rotterdam Marriott Hotel! The leading hotel in Rotterdam. The central location, opposite Rotterdam Central Station, makes the Rotterdam Marriott Hotel your ideal starting point for experiencing this vibrant city. Our passionate and experienced team guarantees you a carefree stay. With honest and personal service we make the difference 228 rooms and suites are all furnished in modern style with spacious floor areas. The central location in the inner city and the mix of multinationals, local enterprise and residences combine to make Rotterdam Central District an energizing entrance to the city. A unique meeting point between Rotterdam and Europe.
The Rotterdam Marriott Hotel is directly connected via a covered footbridge to the Conference Centre De Doelen.
The Rotterdam Marriott Hotel is offering you a special SPRINT Robotics group rate. Please note that this special rate is available up tu October 14th!
Reservation & Contact Details (preferably by email):
Rotterdam Marriott Hotel
3012 CN Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 (0)10 430 2000
Click here for the website of the Marriott Hotel.
Set in the heart of Europe’s largest harbor city, Rotterdam. The city named as top 5 Best in Travel 2016 according to the Lonely Planet features Hilton Rotterdam with contemporary accommodation and premium amenities, just a short stroll from the central railway station. Catch up with work using high speed wireless internet, work out in the fully-equipped gym or round off the day with dinner in Roots, a drink in the hotel bar or an evening out in one-Michelin star restaurant Joelia. Whether in Rotterdam for business or leisure, experience warm hospitality and friendly, efficient service throughout your stay. We’re Rotterdam’s Beating Heart!
Hilton Rotterdam is offering you a special SPRINT Robotics group rate:
Below you will find the reservation link to make online reservations using the special SPRINT Robotics rate:
3012 CM Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 (0)10 710 8000
Looking for a design hotel in the city centre of Rotterdam? The James is the latest place to stay in the heart of the city. We are right by Central Station, in the most vibrant and lively part of town. The James is unique in the three-star segment with 144 beautiful rooms. As a design hotel we come with stylish interiors, but we also offer great quality, outstanding hospitality and superb suggestions to experience our cosmopolitan city to the fullest. Staying at The James is all about enjoying our warmly decorated, comfortable and indulging spaces as if they are yours. The James is where you renew, recover and refresh after a busy day in bustling Rotterdam.
Use the code SprintRoboticsJames to receive 12% discount on your stay during this event.
Book your Special SPRINT Robotics Offer via this link:
Aert van Nesstraat 25
3012 CA Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 (0)10 760 5070
Ideally located in the city centre of Rotterdam, opposite the Central Station, Premier Suites Plus Rotterdam provides the perfect alternative to a luxury hotel. Whether you are visiting Rotterdam for business, for a city break or travelling with the little ones, you can enjoy the space and convenience of your own serviced apartment in Rotterdam. We are located directly across from the central station, which serves Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in less than 30 minutes. Choose from our One Bedroom or our Superior One Bedroom Apartments and enjoy your Home Away From Home in Rotterdam.
Special SPRINT Robotics Offer:
Book your Special SPRINT Robotics Offer directly by contacting the hotel and mention that you make a SPRINT Robotics reservation:
PREMIER SUITES PLUS Rotterdam
3014 DA Rotterdam
Telephone: +31 (0)85 208 6000