How to get to Utrecht
The best way to travel from Schiphol (Amsterdam) Airport to Utrecht is by train. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office or vending machines at Schiphol station. Note that return tickets are valid for the same day only in the Netherlands. There is a direct train from Schiphol airport to Utrecht Central Station, which runs twice an hour. The train journey lasts about 35 minutes and costs around €8 (one-way journey, second class).
How to get around Utrecht
Both buses and trams operate within the city of Utrecht. To use them you will need to purchase a so-called OV-chipkaart for €7.50 (public transport chip card), which is available at various outlets at the main railway station and other locations.
Here you can find a list of hotels in the middle price range (close to the symposium venue). You can contact these hotels directly for a reservation or try one of the general booking websites for cheaper deals.
NH Utrecht Centraal (Janskerkhof)
Address: Janskerkhof 10, 3512 BL Utrecht
Phone: +31 (0)30 231 3169
NH Utrecht Hotel (next to the Central Station)
Address: Jaarbeursplein 24, 3521 AR Utrecht
Phone: +31 (0)30 297 7977
Address: F.C. Dondersstraat 12-14, 3572 JH Utrecht
Phone: + 31 (0)30 271 6303
Fax: +31 (0)30 271 4619
Sandton Malie Hotel
Address: Maliestraat 2, 3581 SL Utrecht
Phone: +31 (0)302 316 424
Address: Balijelaan 1, 3521 GJ Utrecht
Phone: + 31 (0) 30 294 1420
Other useful hotel and B&B links (cheap deals!!):