Travel & Accommodation

Getting to the venue - MECC Maastricht

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Accommodation

In close consultation with the organisation, MECC Hotel Services has taken options in different hotels in Maastricht and surroundings at very competitive rates: there are no extra costs!

The best way to book your room in Maastricht is by using the online reservation system. A map shows you the location of the hotel in comparison to MECC Maastricht. In the reservation system you can also find additional information of each hotel, such as facilities and pictures.

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Getting to Maastricht

Maastricht is located in the southeast of the Netherlands, close to the borders of both Belgium and Germany. As a city, it is one of the oldest in the Netherlands with historical architecture and a thriving community.

“Maastricht-Central” and "Maastricht-Randwyck" station is part of the national and international railway network. There are frequent trains to Maastricht Central Station, which is also linked to the national and international railway network. To find an overview or book these trains, please go to the website of NS International.

In order to travel from Brussels Airport (Zaventem) to Maastricht Railway Station you can use the train. The airport railway station is located below the terminal (basement level 1) near the arrival hall and the departure hall.
The trip will take 1.5 hours – 3 hours depending on the journey and the transfers.
It is possible to plan your travel in advance. Always check for updates concerning your travel route.

The train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Maastricht usually takes 2 hours 30 minutes on average to travel, although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 12 minutes. You can expect to find 36 trains per day running on this popular route. As there are not any direct services running between Düsseldorf Hbf and Maastricht, you will need to make 1 change on your way to Maastricht.
It is possible to plan your travel in advance. Always check for updates concerning your travel route.

If you are traveling from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, you can take a direct train to Maastricht. The journey takes approximately 2.5 hours, with trains running frequently throughout the day. The train station at Schiphol is conveniently located directly below the airport. For more information and to plan your journey, please visit the NS International website.

Book your Flight

Special Lufthansa Group airlines fares

Lufthansa Group

The Lufthansa Group airlines bring people together - every day, all around the world. The global route network of Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings offers optimal connection and combination options, so you will benefit from quick and direct flights to the event.

You will reach the booking platform via the button below and with the event code NLAPITX. The reduced fares are automatically displayed.

NB: Please enable pop-ups permanently in your browser while booking, otherwise the window in the booking platform will not open.

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Shuttle service

To complete the accessibility from the airport terminal to the doorstep of your hotel, we will provide shuttle services from and to Brussels Zaventem Airport and Düsseldorf International Airport. Depending on the average arrivals of the delegates, taxi’s, mini-vans and coaches are available to use as a shuttle.

During the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) there is a complimentary airport transfer service available for you on the following dates:

Brussels Zaventem:
Monday 23 September: 10:30 AM and 18:30 PM
Tuesday 24 September: 10:30 AM and 18:30 PM

Düsseldorf International Airport:
Monday 23 September: 10:30 AM and 18:30 PM
Tuesday 24 September: 10:30 AM and 18:30 PM

 

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Visa

All conference delegates traveling to the Netherlands must present a passport (or approved identity card for EU citizens) and many countries require a visa to enter the country. Delegates are encouraged to apply for visas early (at least two months before departure), and to ensure all requested documentation is submitted with the application for Schengen Visa (Visa C). Applications must be submitted in person at the representation of the Netherlands in the respective countries or at a Schengen partner representation, if the Netherlands does not have representation in that country. Delegates are urged to contact their nearest Netherlands' embassy or consulate as early as possible to determine where your application should be made and how long this process will take.

Where can I get information?

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of the Netherlands:

https://www.government.nl/topics/embassies-consulates-and-other-representations

Search for the Dutch Embassy or Consulate in your country and contact them. You need to apply for Travel Visa C (Tourist Visa).

Travel Visa (Visa C) = If you intend to go to the Netherlands as a tourist, to visit friends or on a business trip for a period not exceeding 90 days and your country does not participate in the Visa Waiver Program, you need a Schengen travel visa (Visa C). This visa is not a work permit.