Plaza Boutique Hotel, Charlottalei 49, B-2018 Antwerpen, Belgium. phone: +32 (0) 3 287 287 0
What is the name and address of the hotel in Davos where I am staying ?
ArtHaus Hotel, Platzstrasse 5, CH-7270 Davos Platz, Switzerland. Phone: +41 (0) 81 410 0510
How do I get to the hotel from Eindhoven central station?
Exit the train station towards "Stationsplein", the street "Vestdijk" is directly across from Stationsplein. It is a 2 -4 minute walk from the train station.
From Amsterdam Airport - direct trains leave every 30 minutes, at 13 minutes and 43 mins past the hour eg. 09:13, 09:43, (track 1-2 normally), travelling time is approx. 1h 30mins and a second-class ticket costs €17.90.
From Amsterdam Central Station - direct trains leave every 30 mins eg. at 28 and 58 mins past the hour 09:28, 09:58. 1h 20mins and a second-class ticket costs €17.30.
Please use the online journey planner for the Netherlands Railway for further timings/ information: http://www.ns.nl/cs/Satellite/travellers
Each participant will be provided with a bicycle for the duration of the summer school in Eindhoven. The High Tech Campus is a nice 20 minute ride from the hotel.
If you prefer not to cycle, there are regular buses from the city centre to the campus. Take bus no 7 from Piazza bus stop or bus no. 407 or 7 from Vrijstraat bus stop.
We will provide you with maps as well as bus timetables once you are in Eindhoven.
Please contact either Wesley to discuss individual travel options.
Yes, we will make all necessary arrangements to accommodate this. Please let us know in advance.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included on all days, from September 12th to 21st. You do not have to pay for them. The Welcome Dinner on the 11th, as well as the breakfast and lunch on the 22nd are also included. Regular coffee breaks will also be covered, but other meals and snacks will have to be paid individually.
Drinks are also to be paid individually.
All participants are strongly advised to bring laptops to the Summer School, as you will need them for the groupwork. Please make sure that you have an appropriate power supply (voltage and plugpoint) adaptors for your equipment. You will have a wireless internet access at the Philips Hi Tech Campus and hotels.
Please let us know as soon as possible should you be unable to bring your own laptop, so that we can make arrangements accordingly.
The voltage is 220 Volts.
Because the Summer School will be taking place in late summer/ early autumn, it is advisable to bring trousers and a jacket since average temperatures at this time reach around 17 degrees during the day and 5-8 degrees at night. It rains quite often in the Netherlands, so bring an umbrella. Because there will be a formal farewell dinner, bringing something nice would also be advised.
You are strongly advised to have cash in a local currency for your private expenses and a credit card in case of an emergency.
The schedule of the summer school is quite full, however we do hope you have some time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Netherlands and Belgium.
Yes. We will be uploading some recommended reading which will be useful and interesting to read. These will help you to prepare for some of the expert presentations and group work.
Yes, you will be granted a certificate of completion.
No, you will receive your travel grant only via bank transfer.
Yes, all participants are requested to fill out the vendor form, regardless of whether they have received travel grants or not.
The currency in the Netherlands is Euro (€).
The currency in Belgium is Euro(€).
It is possible to exchange money at the airport. However, usually rather bad exchange rates apply. Thus we would recommend that you discuss with your private bank whether it is better to purchase Euros in your home country or in the Netherlands/ Belgium.Most expenses for travel, accommodation and meals are already covered by the summer school. However, for the meals and drinks not paid by the summer school, and other basic expenses of a personal nature, we think approximately €25 per day should be sufficient. Naturally this is only a thumb rule figure, and can vary a lot based on your lifestyle.
The organisation committee will be accessible on a local mobile number, so you can contact us anytime in case of emergency. We will provide you with the number in due time.
Because I am transferring the participation fee to Citibank in the UK, should the payment be made in Euros or British Pounds?
Even though Citibank is located in London, the account is in Euros.
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