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13th International Conference

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

10-13  JULY  2018


We offer a list of suggested hotels for your stay in Amsterdam during our conference.  To view the list, and book your reservation, please click here.  For any questions, please contact the Secretariat.



Air Transfer

ISTR has partnered up with Air France and KLM to offer you discounted airfare. Our event ID is 31109AF. Click here to book your flight.

Practical Information: Be sure to download this page and carry it with you when you travel to Amsterdam vis KLM/AirFrance.


Tram Information     

From Central Station

  • Metro tram 51, direction Amstelveen Westwijk (16 minutes), stop at: De Boelelaan/VU
  • Tram 5, direction Amstelveen Binnenhof (25 minutes), stop at: De Boelelaan/VU
  • Tram 16 or 24, direction VUmc, final stop

From Station Amsterdam Zuid

  • Express tram 51 (1 minute), direction Amstelveen Westwijk
  • Tram 5 (1 minute), direction Amstelveen Binnenhof
  • It is a 10-minute walk to the VU from Station Amsterdam Zuid

Walking from the Metro


The A-10 Amsterdam ring road can be reached from all directions.  Follow the A-10 to the Zuid/Amstelveen exit S108.  Turn left at the end of the slip road onto Amstelveenseweg; after three hundred yards (at the VU University hospital building) turn left again onto De Boelelaan.  VU University Amsterdam can be reached via city routes S108 and S109. 


There is a limited amount of parking space around VU University Amsterdam in De Boelelaan, which has parking bays, and also in Karel Lotsylaan.  There is paid parking on VU Amsterdam parking lot to the right of the Hospital Outpatient Clinic.

Schiphol Airport

Travelers arriving at Schiphol can take the train to Station Amsterdam Zuid (see 'Public Transport:from Station Amsterdam Zuid').



As the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world. Its name derives from Amstelredamme, from the city's origin as a dam of the river AmstelIt is the country's largest city, with a population of more than 820,000, and the most visited, with over 3,5 million foreign visitors a year.

Amsterdam is known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, all legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths. Amsterdam is a city of diversity, rich culture, internationalrestaurants, and goodtransport.


To know more about Amsterdam you can read some basic facts and info.


Please visit for more Amsterdam information.



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