Accommodation

As organisers we would recommend one of the following hotels based on their location with easy access to city centre as well as the event venue:


NH Utrecht: Within walking distance to Utrecht city centre and the central station and next to a tram stop that will take you to the venue.


Park Plaza: Located next to the NH Hotel and also within walking distance to Utrecht city centre and central station.


De Rechtbank: Beautiful hotel, located next to the Dom tower in the city centre and within walking distance of the central station.


Van der Valk: Located in Westraven; close to the event venue.


Bastion Hotel Utrecht: located at walking distance from the LEF Future Center.



Other accommodations:


When booking an accommodation not recommended like the ones above, please make sure that it is within walking distance from public transport in Utrecht or near the event venue. Please use Google Maps for an overview of tram, bus and train lines in Utrecht.



To book other accommodations you can consult the following websites:


BB Utrecht: Beautiful B&Bs at special locations (such as alongside the canals).


Booking.com: complete overview and booking site


Visit Utrecht : Overview of recommended hotels in Utrecht.



How to get to LEF

Venue Address:

LEF Future Center

Griffioenlaan 2

3526 LA Utrecht, The Netherlands

Getting from the city centre to the event venue is easy and convenient by public transport as well as by car.


Public transport

At Utrecht Central Station you can take the light rail (60 or 61) towards Nieuwegein / IJsselstein. You can also use the bus lines 65, 66, 74 and 77. If you get off at the stop 'P+R Westraven', the walking distance to the event venue is about 200m.


Tickets & Payment

At Utrecht Central Station: there are 2 OV Service & Tickets stores located in the main hall.
These are combined stores with NS (trains). The stores are located on both sides of the central hall, just outside the check in/out gates. At the U-OV desk you can purchase day tickets (or a 2-day ticket) either with cash or debet card. The U-OV Travel ticket is only valid at U-OV operated buses or trams in the Utrecht region. The validity of the ticket starts immediately when you buy the ticket. With these tickets you do not need to check in and out when travelling.


Day ticket € 6,00, 2-day ticket €9,00.


You can also buy day tickets at one of the various vending machines. There are ticket vending machines at the bus stations of Utrecht CS Jaarbeurszijde (Jaarbeurs exit), on the tram platform Jaarbeursplein and directly outside the OV-Service Stores that sell U-OV-Travel tickets and anonymous OV-chip cards (debit cards or cash only). You can also add credit to your OV-chip card at the ticket vending machines.


You can also buy a one-way ticket at the bus or light rail driver. However, this can only be paid in cash (no credit card or debet cards accepted). Costs: € 2,80 from Utrecht Central Station (CS) to Westraven.


At the light rail platform at Westraven you will find a vending machine. You also have the possibility to buy your ticket here. This can be done by debet card only.


By car

From the direction of Hilversum / Breda / Den Bosch (A27): follow Utrecht / The Hague (A12). Then follow Utrecht / Nieuwegein (A12). Then exit Utrecht / Jaarbeurs. At the traffic lights turn left, go under the viaduct, at the traffic lights go straight and at the next traffic lights turn right. Parking in P + R Westraven (Transferium).

From the direction of The Hague / Rotterdam (A12): at junction Oudenrijn direction Nieuwegein / Utrecht / Houten. Then Utrecht / Houten. After the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal exit Utrecht / Jaarbeurs. Turn right before the traffic lights into P+R Westraven (Transferium) and park there.

From the direction Amsterdam / Den Bosch (A2): first Arnhem (A12), and then Nieuwegein / Utrecht / Houten. Then Utrecht / Houten. After the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal exit Utrecht / Jaarbeurs. Turn right before the traffic lights into P+R Westraven (Transferium) and park there.

From the direction Arnhem (A12): at the junction Lunetten take exit Utrecht / Nieuwegein / Hilversum / Breda. Then follow Utrecht / Nieuwegein. Utrecht / Jaarbeurs exit. At the traffic lights turn left, go under the viaduct, at the traffic lights go straight and at the next traffic lights turn right. Parking in P + R Westraven (Transferium)


Parking

Parking fee at P + R Westraven (Transferium) is € 4.50 per day. Exit cards are available at the vending machine on the ground floor at the front of the parking garage. Afterwards you can pay at the vending machine and in the central hall of the Westraven building at a vending machine.