General Info

Venue *


The conference will be held in the World Forum, located in The Hague, at a short distance of airports, railway stations and highways.

Address:
Churchillplein 10
2517 JW The Hague
The Netherlands

Transportation
It will take you approximately 30 minutes to get from Schiphol Airport to The Hague. There are two options:

  1. Taxi
    There are always taxies waiting at the taxi platform outside Schiphol airport to bring you to The Hague. The costs will be approximately €70,-
  2. Train
    After arriving at Schiphol follow the signs to the train platform. Please make sure that you purchase a train ticket that is called an OV chipkaart. For more information about these cards please click here. There is a direct connection from Schiphol to The Hague Central which will take about 30 minutes and will cost € 7,80 (one-way). For more information about schedules and prices please visit www.9292ov.nl.

Basic Information *

Climate
While the average temperature in The Hague in July is usually mild to warm. The average temperature is around 19-25°C. However, a raincoat or umbrella for occasional showers may be useful.

Currency and banking
The local currency is the Euro (Eur/€).
Visa and MasterCard are accepted at the registration desk. Foreign currency will not be accepted. You are requested to pay with credit card or cash in Euros only. In general, all major credit cards are accepted for payment in hotels, restaurants and shops. There is an ATM machine available in the lobby of the conference centre.
Banks are open Monday to Friday from 10:00 – 16:00 hrs

Electricity supply
Electricity in the Netherlands is supplied at 230V – 50Hz AC. USA, English and some other foreign appliances require an adapter for the voltage as well as an adapter for the plug. There are no adapters available at the conference centre.

Insurance
Neither the organizers of ICRC 2015, IUPAP nor the Conference Secretariat accept any liability for personal injury, loss or damage of personal property, or additional expenses incurred by conference delegates either during the conference or as a result of delays, strikes or any other causes. Delegates are requested to make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance.

Language
The official conference language is English. Translation into other languages will not be provided.

Local time
The Hague is located in the CEST time  zone.

Medical Care
Clinics and hospitals provide 24 hours emergency services. The national emergency phone number is 112.

Security
The Hague is a safe city. We recommend to be street wise as in every major city, please be careful with your personal belongings and take care of your personal safety.

Smoking
Federal regulations establish that smoking is prohibited in all indoor public spaces. There will be designated smoking areas outside the conference centre.

Tipping
Service is always included. However, it is customary to tip in restaurants and when paying for taxi’s. As a general rule, tipping between 5 – 10% is expected.

Getting around *

Public Transport
The Hague is a very compact city and is therefore ideal for getting around by foot, bicycle or public transport. There is an efficient public transport system and there will always be a tram or bus stop close by.

Rent a bike!
Biking in The Hague is a quintessentially Dutch experience and by far the most popular (and most efficient) form of getting around. Dutch people are born on bikes and you’ll see them whizzing by at breakneck speeds. 400,000 Bicycles in a city of 510,000 residents, there are almost as many bikes as people! Pedal power is all you need to uncover the city’s gems on your own, or as part of a guided bike tour. Make sure to check our safe cycling tips here!

For more information on renting a bike, please click here.

Restaurants
Are you looking for a restaurant during you stay in The Hague? Please click here for an overview of the restaurants in The Hague and the neighbourhood.

Tourism and shopping in The Hague
Most shops in The Hague are open from 09:00 to 18:00, Monday through Saturday.
On Friday evening shops are open until 21:00. Shops in the city centre are also open on Sunday from 12:00 to 17:00.