International Conference 2011

Route description

Groot Handelsgebouw
Engels Grandcafé *Restaurant* Zalen
Stationsplein 45

By car

From The Hague / Delft
• Motorway A13 towards Rotterdam.
• Turn off the motorway at exit ‘Rotterdam-Centrum’.
• Turn right at 1st traffic lights.
• Past Blijdorp Zoo, through the tunnel, turn left at 1st traffic lights.
• Straight on, at the next traffic lights, continue on straight.
• Turn left immediately after the greenstone building on your left hand side. Various parking options are available.

From Utrecht / Breda /Tilburg
• Via Van Brienenoordbrug (A16) towards Hoek van Holland (A20).
• Turn off the motorway at exit ‘Rotterdam-Centrum’.
• Follow signs to ‘Centrum’ until you reach the Hofplein roundabout.
• Take the first exit out of the roundabout onto Weena.
• Go through the tunnel, after this you will see the Groot Handelsgebouw on your right.
• After passing the building, turn right for parking. Various parking options are available.


Parking in Rotterdam is allowed on most of the streets, but you’ll have to pay. At least, when you park your car in city centre. You can only park for free between 23:00 hrs and 6:00 hrs and in some streets between 18:00 hrs and 6:00 hrs. In most cases, you will need a special card called Chipknip (which is a prepaid cash card) to park your car on the streets and pay at the machine, but some of the machines accept the major credit cards as well. None of them accept cash however. You can recognise the machines that accept credit cards by a big credit card sign above the machine.

It’s much easier to park your car in a car park (parking) signaled by a white ‘P’ on a blue sign. There are many car parks in city centre and electronic signs at the streets show the number of free spots in each garage. In all car parks you can use cash to pay at a machine, when you return to your car.  Most car parks accept credit cards as well.

Parking Groot Handelsgebouw

The modern parking garage under the Groot Handelsgebouw offers a total of 172 normal parking spots and 20 mechanical parking spots. There are several parking spots nearby.

By public transport:

Train (including HSL/Fyra train), bus, tram and underground stations are in the immediate vicinty of the Groot Handelsgebouw. Plan your trip with the NS trip planner or via the journeyplanner.