Valetta Maastricht

General information 

Language 

Dutch is the official language in the Netherlands but English is widely spoken.

The official conference language is English and no translation/interpretation services will be offered.

Timezone 

UTC+01:00

Emergency 

In emergency situations, you can contact the local police, ambulance service, fire department and other emergency services by calling 112.

Medical services 

Should you need to see a doctor or a dentist, we recommend contacting your hotel’s reception desk who will direct you to the medical professionals assigned to the hotel. If immediate medical attention is required, call the emergency services at 112. Emergency medical services (including transportation by ambulance) are not free and you will be billed for any services rendered.

Health and immunizations 

Vaccination certificates are usually not needed when travelling to the Netherlands, but please check with your local embassy as requirements may change.

Telephones international dialing codes 

The Netherlands: +(31)

Belgium: +(32)

Electricity 

The standard electrical voltage in the Netherlands is 230 volts AC, 50Hz (hotel bathrooms may also have outlets for 100 volts). The electrical outlets in the Netherlands take two-pronged, round-pin plugs. We recommend that you purchase an adaptor for your electrical equipment prior to your arrival.

Water 

Tap water is safe to drink in Maastricht.

Conversions: distance & temperature 

Distances in Maastricht are given in kilometers.

1 mile = 1.62 kilometers

Temperature is given in degrees Celsius

Celsius to Fahrenheit: multiply Celsius by 1.8 and add 32 to convert to Fahrenheit.

Currency 

The currency used in Maastricht is Euros (€).

ATMs & credit cards 

ATMs are widely available throughout Maastricht and most are open 24 hours a day. Souvenir and clothing stores accept all major credit cards, however grocery stores, cafes and some restaurants will only accept cash.

Tipping 

Most restaurants in Maastricht will automatically add a service charge to bills. Alternatively, a 5-10% tip at restaurants and cafés is acceptable.

News

29-6-2017: Airport transfers (click) can now be booked at delegates' own cost.

 

12-5-2017: It is now possible to register for the conference. Please click here.

 

10-03-2017: It is now possible to book your official conference hotel. Hotels in Maastricht are limited and subject to availability. Please click here.

Important dates

Submission system opens 1 February 2017

Submission system closes 22 March 2017

Acceptance notification 15 May 2017

Early registration 15 June 2017

Conference secretariat

Klinkhamer Group | meeting services

Maastricht, the Netherlands

E: info@earie2017.org

T: +31 (0)43-36 27 008