The meeting will be held in the Donald Smitszaal of the Smitsborg on the Zernikecampus of the University Groningen (please see maps).
The University campus area can be reached from the center of Groningen using busses (bus 15, see 9292.nl voor public transport in the Netherlands). Of course, in the Netherlands for many people the bicycle is the favorite means of transportation; it is a 10 to15-minute bike ride from the center of town to the campus area. Bicycles can be rented at the railway station, but also some hotels have them available for use by guests.
Groningen can be reached by train as well as by car – for both it takes about 2 hours to get to Groningen from Schiphol airport.
There are quite a number of hotels in Groningen that should be suitable for the collaboration meeting, you can find them through e.g. Hotels.nl or booking.com.
Some suggestions for a place in the city centre are:
- Martini Hotel Groningen ***
- City Hotel Groningen ***
- The Student Hotel Groningen ***
- Best Western Hotel Groningen Centre ***
- Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys Groningen ***
For the SPICA collaboration meetings we have no fixed rates agreed with any of the hotels.
Wednesday evening we will have our joint dinner at the Schimmeplpenninck Hyus - Oosterstraat 53 9711 NR Groningen. The Schimmeplpenninck Hyus is located within a really short scroll from the Grote Markt. The bar will be open from 19:00 onwards, the dinner should start around 19:30. we hope to see all of you there!