ELMI2020 will take place at NH Conference Centre Leeuwenhorst.
Business centre, facilities for the disabled, dry cleaning service, free car parking (600 places), free newspaper, indoor pool, sauna, fitness, squash courts, bowling, bicycle rental.
Free wireless internet access, direct dial telephone, mini bar, toiletry kit, hair dryer, wake up service, room safety deposit box, room service, ironing facilities, coffee/tea facilities.
Please click the button below to book accomodation at a discounted meeting rate.
Additional information or questions regarding your reservation, can be obtained at the reception: +31 (0)25237 888. Do not forget to mention the name of the ELMI2020 meeting.
Please note that price of accommodation is not included in the registration fee.
ELMI2020 takes place at the NH Conference Centre Leeuwenhorst in Noordwijkerhout – The Netherlands. The NH Leeuwenhorst is located 20 kilometers from Schiphol International Airport. The hotel is situated in the western part of the country, close to the beach of Noordwijk. Both Amsterdam and The Hague are only a half-hour’s drive from the NH Leeuwenhorst.
The nearest airport is Schiphol.
Further information can be found at: https://www.schiphol.nl/en/
From Amsterdam Schiphol airport
ELMI participants / exhibitors arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol airport can travel by train to Leiden Central Station (20 minutes, see further instructions below) or by taxi.
See this website for up-to-date bus & train connections and departure times (in English!)
Consult google maps (for public transport/car/bike/walking) in order to get your route directions.
The railway station is directly below the airport. You simply get on an escalator down to the railway station. Before you go down on the escalator, you need to buy a ticket. Take a train to Leiden Central Station.
Take bus 20 (direction Noordwijk ZH) and get off at “Herenweg” – Noordwijk. Then, transfer to bus 90 (direction Lisse) and get off at stop “Langelaan”. By getting of the bus, you see a football field on your left side. Walk next to the football field (keeping it on your left side) Then walk for 2 min (you can see the tower of the conference venue in front of you)
Take bus 221 (direction Noordwijk ZH) and get off at “Willem van den Bergh” – Noordwijk. Then, transfer to bus 90 (direction Lisse) and get off at stop “Langelaan”. By getting of the bus, you see a football field on your left side. Walk next to the football field (keeping it on your left side) Then walk for 2 min (you can see the tower of the conference venue in front of you)
Take bus 30 (direction Katwijk ESA ESTEC) and get off at “Schorpioen” – Katwijk. Then, transfer to bus 90 (direction Lisse) and get off at stop “Langelaan”. By getting of the bus, you see a football field on your left side. Walk next to the football field (keeping it on your left side) Then walk for 2 min (you can see the tower of the conference venue in front of you)
From Amsterdam Schiphol airport to the conference venue
25 minutes (if not during rush hours) and around 65 €.
From Leiden Central Station to the conference venue
10 minutes and around 25 €.
- Take motorway A4 Amsterdam/Schiphol/Den Haag.
- At the road junction A4-A44 after Schiphol, keep right for the A44 direction Sassenheim/Leiden West/Den Haag Centrum.
- Take exit no.3, Noordwijkerhout/Sassenheim/Noordwijk/(N208). Keep driving straight on, (N443).
- After approx. 5 kms. follow the signs for ‘congrescentrum’. You will find the entrance to NH Leeuwenhorst on your left-hand side.
- Follow motorway A13 Den Haag/Amsterdam.
- At the junction at the Prins Clausplein keep to the right direction Voorburg/Den Haag/Utrecht.
- At the next junction keep left for the direction of Den Haag/Scheveningen (A12). Continue on this road; at the end go right to the direction of Wassenaar.
- This is the A44, follow this road direction Leiden/Amsterdam. Take the exit Leiden / Valkenburg / Katwijk / Noordwijk (N206).
- Turn left at the traffic lights in direction Katwijk/Noordwijk.
- Follow this road for 10 kms, direction Noordwijkerhout. Then you will see the signs for ‘congrescentrum’.
- At the exit Noordwijkerhout / Sassenheim go left, at the roundabout straight on.
- After 250 m. you will see the entrance to NH Leeuwenhorst.
- Follow the motorway A2 direction Amsterdam.
- Take the exit Amstelveen / Schiphol / Haarlem (A9).
- Follow the signs for Schiphol Airport.
- At Schiphol follow the A4 and at the junction A4-A44 keep to the right for the direction of Sassenheim / Leiden West / Den Haag Centrum.
- Further, see route as shown from Amsterdam.
General Visa Information for The Netherlands
It is the attendee’s responsibility to investigate the visa requirements for the Netherlands and apply for a visa, if necessary.
You may need a short-stay Schengen visa if you want to visit the Netherlands for a maximum of 90 days. This depends on your nationality. Visas must be applied for from the relevant Dutch embassy, consulate or representing consular Schengen office in the delegate’s country of residence.
The nationality of the participants and delegates will determine whether or not they are required to apply for a visa. Delegates are requested to visit this website for more information.
Do not forget that certain goods are illegal to bring into the Netherlands and others require a duty payment. For Dutch customs regulations, please visit this website. For more information on travelling with medication, please consult this webpage on which medicines fall under the Opium Act for Schengen countries. If the medicine you will be taking to the Netherlands is listed in the Opium Act, you will need to apply for a Schengen certificate. For more information on medicines and customs, please visit this website, or contact the Dutch Public Information Service.
If you require a visa, you need to obtain and submit an official letter of invitation from the conference organizers to help facilitate the visa process. Please note that letters of invitation are only issued to registered and paid attendees.
Follow these steps precisely to receive your letter.
- Send an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line: Invitation Letter – Your Name
- Provide these details, with a corresponding number:
- Full Name
- Name of Organization, and Credentials (Job Title)
- Postal Address at Organization (Work)
- Make sure your registration fee for the conference has been paid in full. Requests for invitation letters will not be processed if your registration is unpaid.
If approved, your letter will be sent via e-mail. We are not able to provide letters via postal mail.
The official language of the ELMI 2020 is English. Translation services will not be provided.
The official currency in The Netherlands, is the euro (€).
Notes: € 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500.
Coins: 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents; 1 € and 2 €.
Power Plugs and Sockets
In The Netherlands the power plugs and sockets are of type C (so called “Euro” plug) and type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
The Netherlands is on Central European Time – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) + 1 hour.
From April to October it is summer time, i.e. GMT + 2 hours.
Climate and clothing
Summers in The Netherlands are generally warm, averaging 23°C in June, with occasional colder periods. Rain can be expected throughout the entire year, so it’s best to pack a jacket and a raincoat.
You can use the Dutch network with your own mobile telephone. The costs for mobile telephone calls depend on your own service provider. You can also buy a prepaid phone card. These cards are available at various prices at supermarkets, post offices, gas stations, tobacconists and phone shops.
During ELMI2020, participants are kindly requested to turn off or switch their mobile phones to silent mode in the meeting rooms when scientific sessions take place.
In the Netherland you can find numerous places where you can use a computer with internet access, including internet cafés, libraries and almost any hotel. Nowadays many restaurants, lunch rooms, coffee shops and cafes also offer free WiFi services. Travelers from the European Union can use their own data plan without roaming costs. During ELMI2020, wifi will be available.
Credit cards are accepted for payments in most hotels and restaurants. Please be aware: you cannot pay by credit card in a supermarket (only debit cards or cash). ATM machines are available at many places.
Although all restaurants, pubs, cafés and hotels must include value added tax and tips in their published prices, leaving a tip is customary in the Netherlands. A good guideline is 5-10% of the total amount if you are having just a light snack and something to drink, and 10-15% for a more extensive meal.
The organizers cannot accept any liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to the participants/exhibitors, either during or as a result of the event. Participants and exhibitors are advised to take proper travel and health insurance before departing from their home country.
The official language of the Netherlands is Dutch. The majority of the residents speak English well and many are fluent in one or two languages on top of that. For those keen to try, learning a few words or phrases will always go a long way with the locals.
Hi / Hello
Hoi or Hallo (hoy / hah-loh )
Yes / No
Ja / Nee (yah / nay)
How are you?
Hoe gaat het met u? (= formal) (hoo khaht ut meht ew)
Hoe gaat het? (= informal) (hoo khaht ut?)
Fine / Very good
Goed or heel goed (khoot / hayl khoot)
See you later (in the same day)
Tot straks (toht straks)
See you soon
Tot zo (toht zoh)
Dank u wel (= formal) (dahnk-ew-vehl)
Dank je wel (= informal) (dahnk-yuh-vehl)
Alstublieft (=formal) (ahlst-ew-bleeft)
Alsjeblieft (= informal) (ahl-shuh-bleeft)
Important Telephone Numbers
Emergency services (fire brigade, police, ambulance)
+31 (0)900 8844
Police information (non-emergency)