The symposium will take place in the main building of the Willem de Kooning Academy (Wijnhaven 61, Rotterdam). Presentations, talks and brainstorming sessions will take place at the Collegezaal on the ground floor and in the seminar rooms on the 4th floor. Detailed information will be provided on location and in the programme.

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How to get to the Willem de Kooning Academy

The city of Rotterdam is easily accessible by car, train or bus from all parts of the country. For nationwide travel, trains are the best option.
The closest airport is Rotterdam Airport; however, not all airlines fly there. The second closest airport, which has better connections, is Schiphol airport (about 26 minutes with the fastest train). You have multiple trains per hour from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Central Station.
For information on the trains please check the NS website.

Public transport

From Rotterdam Central Station you can take a train to Rotterdam Blaak, which is the closest station to the Willem de Kooning Academy.
Another way to reach the Willem de Kooning Academy is by metro. The closest metro station is Blaak (lines A, B and C). There is no direct connection from the Central Station to the Blaak metro, but you can take line D from the Central Station and change at Beurs to lines A, B or D. The closest bus station is Blaak. Lines 24, 21, 37 and 42 stop there.
An easy way to plan your trip is with the website OV9292.

Where to stay

We strongly recommend that you make your reservations on time because the Rotterdam Film Festival will be taking place at the same time as the symposium. For this reason, most of the hotels are fully booked months in advance. The Willem de Kooning Academy has made an arrangement with the Hampshire Hotel during the symposium. If you contact this hotel and mention that you are attending the symposium, there will be some rooms reserved for you. Please make your reservation before the 11th of January. Please note that the number of reservations is limited. You are advised to make your booking as soon as possible and to complete the payment on time so that you don’t lose your reservation.

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