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About Utrecht

Utrecht is the lively, beating heart of Holland, an ancient university town built around the Dom Tower. Utrecht is known for its city center with wharf cellars along the canals housing cafes and terraces by the water. Utrecht is remarkably compact and orderly. Museums, stores and hotels are located centrally and the medieval city centre is perfect for discovering by foot. For example; visit the intimate farmers markets or go looking for the most beautiful, cosiest places in the city. Because the city really comes alive in those charming squares and countless alleyways.

10 Top Things to do in Utrecht

How to get to Utrecht

From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport by train

Schiphol Station is located directly below the airport. It only takes a couple of minutes to walk from Arrivals to Schiphol Plaza, where you can take the stairs, escalator or lift down to the platforms. You can plan your train journey online at ns.nl and 9292.nl, which gives you door-to-door public transport advice.

Trains to Station Utrecht Centraal leave about every 20 minutes. Travel time to Utrecht is approx. 30 minutes. Ticket cost: € 10.20 (single way, 2nd class), can be bought at the ticketing machine. Leave the station at the Centre/Hoog Catharijne exit and follow the signs towards Albert Heijn. Take the escalator to exit the station. Turn left, cross the road and immediately turn right at the traffic lights. After 150 meters you will see the hotel on your left. Taxis and buses are also available at the Jaarbeurs exit of the station.

Walking route to Grand Hotel Karel V:

From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport by Taxi

Get in a taxi at Schiphol’s official taxi rank in front of Schiphol Plaza, for a quick and easy onward journey. Always follow the signs for taxis so you know you are getting into an approved taxi. You can catch a metered taxi, so you’ll never pay more than you have to. The drivers accept credit cards, cannot refuse carriage, and will issue a printed receipt. Costs approx. € 90.

You can also pre-book taxi rides for fixed prices. Cost approx. € 65 .

Course Venues

Main Venue / Lectures & Official Course Hotel

Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
Session Room “Unico van Wassenaer”
Geertebolwerk 1
NL-3511 XA Utrecht

Surgical Skills Workshop

University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC)
Heidelberglaan 100
NL-3508 GA Utrecht

Laboratory Skills Workshop

Hubrecht Institute
Uppsalalaan 8
NL-3584 CT Utrecht

How to reach the UMC and the Hubrecht Institute for the Skills Workshops

The new tram fast line (sneltram) from Utrecht Centraal Station to the Uithof science park opened on 14 December 2019. It is quite a convenient way to travel between Utrecht Centraal Station and the UMC and Hubrecht Institute. Travel time (incl. walking time approx. 30 min). Cost of 1 one-way ticket € xx. Tickets can be bought

Official Website U OV (Public Transport Utrecht)

From Grand Hotel Karel V to University Medical Center (UMC):

  • Walk approx 8 minutes to Utrecht Central Station, CS Centrumzijde
  • Take fast tram Nr. 22 towards Science Park P+R via Galgenwaard (14 min)
  • Get off at stop UMC Utrecht
  • Walk approx. 2 min to the UMC (Heidelberglaan 100)

From Grand Hotel Karel V to Hubrecht Institute:

  • Walk approx 8 minutes to Utrecht Central Station, CS Centrumzijde
  • Take fast tram N. 22 towards Science Park P+R via Galgenwaard (14 min)
  • Get off at stop Heidelberglaan
  • Walk approx. 9 min to the Hubrecht Institute