The venue for Hydro17 is ss Rotterdam: She has a great history and at the same time she is equipped with modern comfort to accommodate the seminar sessions, the trade show and of course your stay.
CARS AND PARKING
Rotterdam can easily be reached by car, using the A4, A13, A15, A16 and A20 motorways. Exits to Rotterdam Centrum are clearly marked on signs. You can find up-to-date information about traffic, congestion and accidents from the ANWB national motor association (Dutch).
You can also simply rent a car, making your stay in Rotterdam even more flexible. Sixt (00 32 10 462 72 21) has offices at Rotterdam The Hague Airport and several other locations in the city, providing an extensive fleet of cars.
Obviously, any true port city can be reached by boat! You can travel to Rotterdam by ferry from the United Kingdom. P&O Ferries and Stena Line offer regular ferry services between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Stena sails from Harwich, England to Hook of Holland, and it takes 30 minutes to travel from there to Rotterdam. P&O sails from Hull to Rotterdam Europoort. De Jong tours operates a shuttle service between Rotterdam Europoort and the city.
One of the fastest and easiest ways to get to Rotterdam is to travel by train. Intercity trains hailing from every corner of the Netherlands make a stop at Rotterdam Central Station, including the high-speed train. The fastest connection between Amsterdam, Schiphol, Rotterdam and Breda is the NS Intercity Direct. It runs twice per hour. When travelling between Schiphol and Rotterdam, you will have to pay an Intercity Direct surcharge.
When travelling from France and Belgium, you should take the Thalys (it runs ten times per day). When travelling from the United Kingdom, you will arrive by Eurostar (and transfer to the Thalys in Brussels).
Approximate travel times from various cities, domestic and abroad:
|Brussel||1 u 10'||Thalys|
|Parijs||2 u 40´||Thalys|
An increasing number of European cities provide direct flights to Rotterdam The Hague Airport. Operators Transavia, CityJet, British Airways, bmi regional, Turkish Airlines, TUIfly , Lufthansa, Jetairfly.com, VLM, Vueling, Corendon, Onur Air fly to the second regional airport in the Netherlands. Check the websites of the operators for more detailed information.
When using navigation to drive to the ss Rotterdam, please enter ‘Maashavenkade’ as your destination. This street will turn into 3e Katendrechtsehoofd.
From Breda (A16)
From Europoort (A15)
From Den Haag (A13)
From Utrecht (A12)
Alternative from Utrecht (A12).
By Public Transport
Bus stop 77 is situated in front of the ship. From Rotterdam Central Station:
The ss Rotterdam is well served by public transport. Our free shuttle takes you to the metro station if desired Rijnhaven or vica versa. This free shuttle commutes at fixed times. If the shuttle is not present at the pick-up point at the bottom of the subway station (taxi), you can contact the driver on +31 10 297 30 96 .
The shuttle times are:
Monday / Thursday from 08:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 04:30 p.m. to 07:00 p.m.
Friday from 08:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 03:00 p.m. to 07:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday between 08:30 a.m. and 07:00 p.m.
Water Taxi Rotterdam
On the side of the ss Rotterdam the Water Taxi Rotterdam has a platform where the Water taxi’s dock. Daily between 07:00 PM and 12:00 AM you can go with the Water Taxi to the ss Rotterdam for a special price of €5,- per person or €2.50 per child. For reservations please call +31 10 403 03 03 or email your reservation request to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Docking at the ss Rotterdam Water Taxi Platform
It is allowed to dock at the Water Taxi Platform at the rear of the ship to drop someone off, when it does not interfere with the Water Taxi Service in any way. To dock for a longer periode of time permission will need to be granted.