Within easy reach of the continent’s largest markets and with its unique access to continental Europe via the Maas River – the largest commercial port in Europe and the second largest in the world – Rotterdam has been a hub of international trade and commerce for centuries. Rotterdam has a reputation in the Netherlands and beyond for its progressive outlook on many areas of urban life, from art, music and architecture (for which it is world-famous), to cinema, dance and theatre.
Travel to and from Rotterdam is also easy and affordable: a major international airport sits close-by and a fast-train to Paris passes directly through Rotterdam’s central station. A 40-minute drive will take you to Amsterdam, a 90-minute drive to Brussels, and a three-hour drive to France or Germany. With all these destinations right on your doorstep, you will find there is plenty to explore during your time in Rotterdam.
Travelling to Rotterdam
Important information before you depart to the Netherlands:
• Please note that for entering the Netherlands, immigration requires all visitors to have a
Arriving in the Netherlands
The simplest and cleanest way to travel from Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam) is by train. Trains leave many times an hour; and with the fast train (Fyra) it takes only 35 minutes from the airport to Rotterdam Central Station. To plan your train journey, please visit: http://www.ns.nl/en/travellers/home
From the Central Station in Rotterdam you will have several options for reaching your hotel. Public transport is the preferred means of travel in the Netherlands. To plan your trip, please consult: http://9292.nl/en You can also use this website to plan all your travels within the Netherlands. For international connections, please refer to: http://www.nshispeed.nl/en
Alternatively, we recommend one of the following taxi companies:
St Job Taxi +31 (0) 10 - 4 257 000
Getting to Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (conference venue)
The easiest way to reach RSM from Rotterdam Central Station is by taking Tram 21 in the direction of “De Esch” and exiting at the stop ‘Woudestein’ near the entrance to the campus. Tickets can be bought at the RET information point or from the driver. Central Station is currently undergoing building work and there are some pedestrian diversions, but the majority of Dutch people speak good English and are happy to help. RSM’s campus will of course be well sign-posted, and a number of student helpers will be on hand for your questions.
Arriving by car
RSM's visiting address for your GPS is:
Rotterdam School of Management
We are located in the J and T buildings.
For a map of the campus click here.Planning Your Conference > Travel Information
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