Hotel accommodation

Please be aware that you are responsible for your own hotel reservation during congress days. Hotel accommodation in Utrecht is not plentiful. It is therefore advisable not to wait until the last moment to book a hotel, but to do so well in advance of the congress date. Various types of hotel accommodation are available.

There are 4 different possibilities for booking a room:
1: Online booking at 3, 4, 5 star hotels
2: Low budget accommodation at the University Campus
3: Middle class hotel outside the city of Utrecht
4: Other accommodation

1. Online booking at 3, 4, 5 star hotels

Hotel accommodation has been pre-booked by Efficient Hotel Partner (at rates that vary between € 80.00 and € 200.00 per night) for congress participants in various 3-4 star hotels and a 5 star hotel. Hotels in Amsterdam have been added for those who prefer to stay in that city. These hotels are closely located to public transport facilities. There are direct trains from Amsterdam to Utrecht on a regularly basis and the trip takes 25 minutes.

These hotel rooms can be booked online. Please reserve a room no later than 22 June 2009. Room bookings will be released for general sale after this date. Please remember that the cost of hotel accommodation is not included in the congress fee and will be handled by the relevant organisation.

For information about your individual or group hotel reservation please contact Efficient Hotel Partner at the address below
Efficient Hotel Partner
Amsterdamseweg 79
1182 GP Amstelveen
Phone: +31 (0)20 3452322
Fax: +31 (0)20 3452256

2: Low budget accommodation at the University Campus

Secondly, there is the possibility of booking a room at the low-budget University of Utrecht accommodation. These are student dorms, vacated during the summer: they provide simple but adequate facilities for a very reasonable price.
Maps of University College are available upon request.

Online bookings for this accommodation can be made until 15 April 2009.
Online booking has closed.

For questions call or mail
FBU Conference Office, Utrecht University
Phone: +31 (0)30 2532728
Fax: +31 (0)30 2535851

3: Middle class hotel outside the city of Utrecht

Located centrally in the green Utrecht Heuvelrug lies Hotel Kontakt der Kontinenten. Many years ago, Hotel Kontakt der Kontinenten consisted of two monasteries. They offer 100 rooms, provided with every comfort. All rooms fall in the category of three stars and have shower, toilet, television and telephone. The lounge is a 'hot spot', where you can use wireless Internet on your own laptop and send and receive e-mails. The lounge is open 24 hours a day.
Hotel Kontakt der Kontinenten lies in the centre of the Netherlands in Soesterberg (15 km from Utrecht). Every day a shuttle service is available to take you to the congress and back to the hotel in the afternoon.
WEHC 2009 packages;
Bed and breakfast
€ 75.00 per night single room, € 65.00 per night twin share
Special week package (Saturday 1st August - Saturday 8th August 2009):
€ 450.00 single room, € 390.00 twin share

Prices include VAT, daily shuttle service to/from congress location, overnight stay and breakfast. Prices exclude tourist taxes, i.e. € 1.25 per person per night.

Call or mail for more information and reservations
Kontakt der Kontinenten
Amersfoortsestraat 20
3769 AS Soesterberg
Phone: +31 346 332537
Fax: +31 346 354735

4: Other accommodation

If you require other (lower price) hotel accommodation, we kindly request you to contact one of the listed hotels below that offer rooms in the middle to lower price range. No pre-bookings have been made at these hotels. Prices listed are approximations and are subject to change. Please ask the various hotels about directions to the congress venue: 'Academy Building' (Academiegebouw), Domplein 29, Utrecht.

Hotel Oorspongpark Single room € 95.00 per night (incl. breakfast, en-suite shower and toilet, VAT and city tax)
F.C. Dondersstraat 12-14, 3572 JH Utrecht
Phone: + 31 (0) 30 271 6303
Fax: +31 (0) 30 271 4619
On-line reservations through website.
This hotel is centrally located in the city centre and easy to reach by public transport. From Central Station Utrecht take bus number 11. You get off at the stop F.C. Dondersstraat.

Hotel Domstad
Small hotel with 10 rooms. Price per night for a single € 38.00 and for a double € 53.00 (incl. breakfast, shower and toilet in corridor)
Parkstraat 5, 3581 PA Utrecht
Phone: +31 (0) 30 232 2205
Fax: +31 (0) 30 232 2698
Hotel closes at 12:00 p.m.
The hotel is centrally located in the city. From Central Station please take bus 11 and get off at 'Stadsschouwburg'. It is a 3 min. walk from the bus stop.

Beurs Hotel Utrecht
Small hotel with 10 rooms. Price per night for a single € 79.00 and a double € 89.00
Balijelaan 1
3531 GJ Utrecht
Phone: +31 (0)30 294 1420
Fax: +31 (0) 30 2939933
Email: info@beurshotel
From the trains, follow signs 'Stadsbussen' (city buses). Take line city bus 29 or 'connexxion bus' nrs; 74, 66, 77 and get off at Balijelaan.

In case you have a group request for low budget accommodation we can recommend Strowis Hostel. Please do not wait too long to contact them as they have limited rooms available.

Strowis Hostel Low Budget Accommodation
Prices vary between € 15.00 per bed. Availability for 14 and 8 bedded rooms. Breakfast is € 6.00. Communal shower facilities.
Boothstraat 8, 3512 BW Utrecht
Phone: +31 (0) 30 238 0280
Fax: +31 (0) 30 241 5451
Centrally located hostel, with well-equipped kitchen facility. Choice of beds in large dormitory sleeping rooms with eight or fourteen beds. On request the hotel can provide a separate room for female guests. Please mention this separately. From the trains, follow the signs 'Stadsbussen' (city buses). City buses will take you every 5 minutes.
Take line 2, 4, 8 or 11 and get out at bus stop Janskerkhof.

Stay Okay Bunnik
Individual reservations are from € 25.00 per person, inclusive breakfast. Special arrangements for groups (>10 p) are possible. Please mention the WEHC 2009 congress.
Stayokay Utrecht-Bunnik
Rhijnauwenselaan 14
3981 HH Utrecht
Phone: +31 (0)30 6561277
Fax: +31 (0)30 6571065
The hostel is uniquely situated in a forest area on the banks of the Kromme Rijn, less than 5 km from the city of Utrecht.
It offers a comfortable night's rest in a splendid location, as well as tasty meals in the sunshine in the outdoor café.
Public transport: Stayokay Utrecht-Bunnik is a 3-km walk from Bunnik station. From Utrecht station you can take bus 40 or 41 in the direction of Wijk bij Duurstede and get off at the Rhijnauwen stop. The hostel is located 400 m from the stop. To plan the train trip we recommend to use


We would like to point out that you may be able to book the same or similar accommodation at lower rates directly at the hotel or via one of the internet booking sites, that is, if you do not mind spending some time searching for the best buy. However if you decide to give this a try, we advise that you do so in time: if you wait, prices will almost certainly go up.