ClogCon will take place in the centre of Rotterdam. Rotterdam Blaak train station is approximately 10 minutes walk and Rotterdam Central train station is an approximately 15 minutes walk to the event location. Rather than walking, from the Central station you can also take tram lines 7 (direction Woudestein) or 8 (direction Kleiweg) and get out at the third tram stop “Meent”.
Travel by train: Rotterdam Central Station
Rotterdam offers excellent train connections. The intercity trains from all over the Netherlands call at Rotterdam Central Station, but also the international high-speed trains like the HSL and the Thalys stop in Rotterdam. At Rotterdam Central Station it is easy to transfer to metros, trams and busses in Rotterdam.
More info: www.rotterdam.info
Public transport in Rotterdam
The RET is the Rotterdam transport company and to travel with RET metros, trams and busses you need a OV chip card. The RET offers disposable chip cards for single use that is ideal for tourists. The disposable OV chip card is available at sales points, top-up machines and information kiosks at the metro stations, the RET-Service Shop, post offices, Primera shops, Tabac & Gifts shops, ROTTERDAM.INFO (tourist information office), VVV Rotterdam Info Café and via www.ov-chipkaart.nl.
Prices of the disposable OV chip card (Adults):
Unlimited travel for 1 day = € 7
Unlimited travel for 2 days = € 10.50
Unlimited travel for 3 days = € 14
Travel by Plane
The Netherlands is a small country, and Rotterdam is near to 3 airports, all of them are great options for going to ClogCon.
- The Hague/Rotterdam Airport (closest to the venue)
Flying from Rotterdam The Hague Airport means great convenience and time savings. Directly located next to highway A13, Rotterdam The Hague Airport is easily accessible for everyone. There are two options to travel from the Hague/Rotterdam Airport to Rotterdam Central station with public transport. First option is via The RandstadRail (metroline E) which provides speedy and easy access from the Airport to The Hague Central Station and Rotterdam Central Station. Your journey to the RandstadRail Metro Station (Meijersplein) with the Airport Shuttle (Busline 50) takes mere minutes. From there you take a direct metro to Rotterdam Central Station.
Click here for an overview of the timetables of the Airport Shuttle (Busline 50) and the RandstadRail metroline E
The second option is to take bus 33 directly to the city centre of Rotterdam.
Click here for the timetable of bus 33
- Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam) (biggest airport)
Travel from Schiphol to Rotterdam central station is only 30 minutes by train (Intercity Direct = High Speed train). You can travel on NS (the Dutch Railways) with either a single-use chipcard or an OV-chipkaart. Both are available from the yellow ticket machines with the blue overhead sign reading ‘traintickets’. OV-chipkaart cardholders can also use the ticket machines with the yellow overhead sign.The ticket machines are located near the platforms at Schiphol Plaza. Tickets (for domestic and international travel) are also available from the Ticket- and Service desks, which are situated close to the red/white-checked cube at Schiphol Plaza. Staff at the desk will also be able to provide you with train departure information and general information on travelling by train in Holland.You travel by checking in and out at the train station before and after your journey.For more information please check the NS website: www.ns.nl/en.
- Eindhoven Airport
Eindhoven Airport can easily and quickly be reached by various modes of public transport. Next to the terminal you will find the bus stop where you can get on and off. Eindhoven Airport can be reached from Eindhoven Central Station by bus 400 and 401. It is about 1h 10min with the train from Eindhoven Central station to Rotterdam Central Station.
Parking in Rotterdam
If you plan to travel by car to Rotterdam, it is important to know that parking along the streets requires payment with a (prepaid) chip card. At various locations in the city centre and at major attractions, parking meters also accept payment with credit cards (Visa or MasterCard). Alternatively, there are many car parks in the centre of Rotterdam that accept payment with a bank pass, a credit card or cash. We recommend parking outside the city centre at one of the Park & Rides but if you prefer to have the car close by there are several carparks near the venue.
The cheapest and easiest way to park your car is a Park+Ride lot at the edge of the city. Use the free (secure) parking facilities at these locations and take public transport into the city. All the P+R lots offer direct public transport connections to the city centre. You can be in the heart of the city within 20 minutes, without any parking problems. The P+R lots are located at the metro stations Alexander, Capelsebrug, Hoogvliet, Kralingse Zoom, Meijersplein, Slinge and at tram stop Noorderhelling.
For more information about parking visit: www.rotterdam.info
Nearby car parks
- Parkeergarage Sint Jacobsplaats
Address: binnenrotte 15, 3011HB Rotterdam
- Parkeer garage kiphof
Address: kipstraat 177, 3011ZX Rotterdam
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