ACCOMMODATION
For the BNAIC 2007 conference a number of reservations are made at the Malie-hotel and Hotel Mitland. The number of reservations is limited. If you would like to make use of the special rates, please make sure you reference the name or number code(s) as stated in the hotel information below. The other hotels are a few of the possible other accomodations, varying in price.
Malie-Hotel

Maliestraat 2
3581 SL Utrecht
Tel: +31 30 231 64 24
Fax: +31 30 234 06 61
E-mail: info@maliehotel.nl
Website: Malie-hotel
Classification: 4 stars
Costs single person room: 125 euro per night. (excl. tax)
reference name: BNAIC
reference number: MAL-GF1252
discount valid until: 21-sept-2007 (in order to apply for this discount, do not make a reservation via internet, but get in contact directly with the hotel)
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Hotel Mitland

Arienslaan 1
3573 PT Utrecht
Tel: (030) 271 58 24
Fax: (030) 271 90 03
E-mail: info@mitland.nl
Website: Hotel Mitland
Classification: 4 stars
Costs single person room: 90 euro per night. (excl. tax)
reference number: 242247
discount valid until: 24-sept-2007 (in order to apply for this discount, do not make a reservation via internet, but get in contact directly with the hotel)
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The Hostel B&B

Lucas Bolwerk 4
3512 EG Utrecht
Tel: (06) 50434884
Fax: (030) 244 87 64
E-mail: info@hostelutrecht.nl
Website: Hostel B&B Utrecht
Shared sleeping hall (12~14 persons): 16,50 per night. (includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
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Hotel Ouwi

F C Dondersstraat 12
3572 JH Utrecht
Tel: (030) 271 63 03
Fax: (030) 271 46 19
E-mail: booking@hotels.nl
Website: Hotel Ouwi
Classification: 2 stars
Costs single person room: 79 euro per night. (incl. tax)
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Best Western Hotel City Centre

Vredenburg 14
3511 BA Utrecht
Tel: (030) 233 1232
Fax: (030) 232 8451
E-mail: utrecht@bestwestern.nl
Website: Best Western Hotel City Centre
Classification: 4 stars
Costs single person room: ~120 euro per night.
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TRAVEL INFORMATION

From Schiphol Airport: There are direct trains to Utrecht, at .15 and .45 every hour, usually departing from platform 1-2 (See the site of the Dutch railways for the exact schedule).

Warning: Although travelling by public transport in the Netherlands is generally safe, the trains and railway stations around Schiphol and Amsterdam are popular targets of muggers and pickpockets. Be careful in the trains and at the platforms. If you bring a laptop, it is best to carry it within your suitcase instead of separately, and not to use it on the train.

By train from Belgium or Germany: When travelling from Belgium (Brussels-Antwerp): change for Utrecht at Rotterdam Central. When travelling from Germany (Koeln-Oberhausen-Arnhem): this train will take you directly to Utrecht Central. Those travelling from Germany (Osnabrueck-Hengelo) should change for Utrecht at Amersfoort.

From Utrecht Central Station:

Utrecht Centraal is a slightly confusing station, built as part of an indoor shopping centre. Upon arrival go up the stairs or escalator and follow the signs for the buses or taxis. If you prefer to walk to the conference venue (Academiegebouw) follow the direction Centrum / Hoog Catharijne, walk into the shopping centre and find the exit Vredenburg (near the end). On the street called Vredenburg turn right or ask one of the many friendly locals how to walk to the Academiegebouw. You can also check out this excellent map provided by the university.

Route information to the hotels will follow in due time.

The strippenkaart: Local public transport in The Netherlands requires a "strippenkaart". Within Utrecht, all rides are two strips. If you plan to use the city bus regularly between the railway station, your hotel and the conference venue, then buying a 15-strippenkaart is probably worth its money (6,80, available at the railway station ticket office, supermarkets and tobacco shops). If you plan on using the bus only once or twice, it is probably cheaper to buy a single ticket on the bus for each ride (1,60).