Innovation for Health - 15-16 April 2021
Innovation for Health - Shaping the future of healthcare

Venue & Travel

All the practical information you need to know before the conference.

Location 12 February (I4H Bootcamp & GIF)

Loyens & Loeff Rotterdam office
Blaak 31
3011 GA Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Map & Route

Location 13 February (main conference)

De Doelen ICC Rotterdam
Entrance: Willem Burger Kwartier
Kruisplein 40
3012 CC Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Route Description
Find your way to De Doelen ICC by car or public transport:

By Public Transport
De Doelen is located opposite the Central Station of Rotterdam. Almost all busses, trams
and metro’s arrive here. Coming from Amsterdam airport, the Intercity Direct takes you in
27 minutes to Rotterdam.

By Car from Northern Area (Amsterdam, Leiden, The Hague)
A13 direction Rotterdam, at Kleinpolderplein follow direction Centrum. At the second traffic
light, follow direction Euromast/Maastunnel. After the traffic light, take the right tunnel.
Keep left in the tunnel and go left at the next traffic light. You have arrived at the Weena.
(Further, read map from entrance A).

By Car from Eastern Area (Frankfurt, Arnhem, Utrecht)
A20 in the direction of Den Haag/Hoek van Holland, exit at Rotterdam Centrum/
Schiebroek/Hilligersberg. At end, follow direction Centrum (Schieweg/Schiekade).
Go straight ahead towards the Hofplein roundabout. (further, read map from entrance B)

By Car from Southern Area (Antwerp, Brussels, Breda, Dordrecht)
A16, cross the Van Brienenoordbrug, take the first exit (Rotterdam Centrum), drive along the
water (Maasboulevard). Dive straight on, along the Boompjes. At Hotel Intell (on your right
side) turn right. At the second traffic light turn left to the Westblaak or go straight on to the
Coolsingel (further, read map from entrance C)

The following parkings are located in the close vicinity of de Doelen

1. Parking Schouwburgplein 1
2. Parking Schouwburgplein 2
3. Parking Weena
4. Parking Plaza
5. Parking Stad Rotterdam
6. Parking Bijenkorf
7. Parking Kruisplein (see Schouwburgplein)

Download the full Route Description to De Doelen in PDF

There are different hotels on walking distance of De Doelen ICC. Please find a list of some of these hotels below:

Rotterdam Marriott Hotel *****

Rotterdam Marriott Hotel offers elegant rooms with modern facilities in the Millennium Tower, directly opposite from Rotterdam Central Station and next to De Doelen ICC. The 228 spacious hotel rooms feature views over the city’s skyline. Each room is air-conditioned and equipped with amenities such as a flat-screen TV with a dedicated TED channel, USB & HDMI portals, air-conditioning, a minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. Rooms feature a marble bathroom with a separate shower

NH Atlanta Hotel **** 

The Art Deco-style NH Atlanta Rotterdam hotel is right at the heart of the city, just steps away from shops, restaurants and nightlife. For business travellers, there are conference centers very close to hand. They have many beautiful rooms as well as 6 spacious apartments, which make a great home-from-home. Some rooms look out onto Rotterdam’s main street. The executive rooms include bathrobe, slippers and turn-down service. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi. Their bar and restaurant with French cuisine take you back to a bygone era with their beautiful Art Deco style.

Nhow Rotterdam Hotel

nhow Rotterdam is located in the legendary building De Rotterdam, built by renowned architect Rem Koolhaas / OMA. nhow Rotterdam is the first hotel by Koolhaas for which he did both exterior as the interior design. The design is minimalistic with love for raw materials like concrete, steal and glass. The building has a total of 42 stories, nhow occupies 23 stories in the East tower (closest) to the Erasmusbridge. Located on the river bank of the Nieuwe Maas and right next to the beautiful Erasmusbridge nhow offers an unparralleled view over the city skyline. We offer 274 hotel rooms, 11 flexible meeting rooms, an amazing rooftop terrace, a famous bar and a fantastic restaurant. There is no better place to experience the finest Rotterdam has to offer.

Hilton Hotel New Rotterdam ***** 

Hilton Rotterdam is set in the heart of the vibrant city center - alive with cafes, restaurant and cultural events. Situated within walking distance of the Rotterdam Central Station, and between the entertainment, business and shopping district, the hotel is the perfect place to explore all that Rotterdam has to offer.
A fusion of classic elegance and stylish modernity, Hilton Rotterdam is the ultimate urban retreat. The 254 rooms and suites exude timeless décor, authentic Dutch ambience and home-style warmth. Guests staying in an Executive Room or Suite have access to the exclusive Executive Lounge, where complimentary breakfast is served. Hilton Rotterdam is proud to host three exciting and enigmatic restaurant concepts. The Stadshal Bar & Restaurant is at the heart of the hotel, serving Brasserie-style dishes – the ideal place for breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner. Joelia by Mario Ridder is the highly-anticipated new restaurant to take up residence at Hilton Rotterdam, with French oriented cuisine and both classic and innovative dishes. HUGH is the perfect place to catch up over a cocktail or a bite to eat.

Holiday Inn Express Rotterdam - Central Station *** 

Situated in the heart of Rotterdam, Holiday Inn Express Rotterdam – Central Station is right next to the city centre shopping area. This hotel features soundproof and spacious accommodation with free Wi-Fi.
All rooms in Holiday Inn Express are equipped with an LCD TV with international channels, tea and coffee making facilities and air-conditioning. Each room has an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower.
Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar and snacks, sandwiches and drinks can be bought from the vending machines in the lobby. Guests can also eat out at one of the restaurants in the surrounding area of the hotel.
This hotel is located next to the central station of Rotterdam, which easily connects you to different parts of the city. The Euromast Tower is a 20-minute drive away by public transport and the Holland Casino is only 300 metres from the hotel.

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