Venue location, travel and accommodation information
High Tech Campus
The venue for the 2017 DMD Europe conference is the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, in the South of the Netherlands. High Tech Campus Eindhoven is the smartest km² in The Netherlands with more than 150 companies and institutes, and some 10,000 researchers, developers and entrepreneurs working on developing future technologies and products.
The heart of the High Tech Campus is “the Strip.” This eye catching building houses a large number of restaurants, a food court, grand café, shops and a modern conference centre where the conference is taking place.
Moving Around in Eindhoven
Moving around in Eindhoven during the conference can be a bit tricky because the conference coincides with the spectacular GLOW event, which means that the inner-city will be closed for traffic from 18:00 till midnight.
Arriving by public transport
You are advised to take a hotel close to the railway station. The Student Hotel Eindhoven, Hampshire, Holiday Inn, Inntel Hotels Art, Pullman, Park Plaza, NH Collection Eindhoven Centre are all excellent choices.
From the railway station, bus number 407 takes you four times per hour directly to the High Tech Campus. Take stop “Dommeldal” and follow the signs to “the Strip.”
If you arrive in the morning of the first day of the conference and do not have time to check in at your hotel before attending the conference, we have arranged for a mini-bus to take your luggage during the day to your hotel so that you have your hands free to join the evening program.
At the end of the day, buses will be available to take you to the Philips Museum in the center of Eindhoven for drinks and snacks and networking.If you still feel hungry after the reception, you can find a nice restaurant to your liking in the center and enjoy the Glow spectacle.
The next morning, bus line 407 departing from the railway station will take you back to the High Tech Campus.
Arriving by car
You are advised to take a hotel on the periphery of Eindhoven. Both the “Van der Valk” and the "Bastion" hotel are located in the vicinity of the High Tech Campus, and are next to the highway. You are advised to either leave your car at the hotel and walk, or take a taxi, to the High Tech Campus in the morning, or come by car to the High Tech Campus and park it there for the night in P0 or one of the other parking garages (note that the Campus is closed between 9 pm and 6am, but you can leave your car there to pick it up the next day).
In the afternoon we have arranged for buses to take you to the Philips Museum in the city center. After the reception and visit to the Glow festival you can easily return to your hotel by taxi, or by one of the busses departing from the railway station (lines 7, 117, 317 and 318 all stop directly in front the Van der Valk hotel).
Traveling to Eindhoven
Airplane and Public transport
There are many direct flights into Eindhoven Airport. From Eindhoven airport, city busses 400 and 401 take you in 30 min to the centre of Eindhoven.
Alternatively, you can fly into Schiphol Airport near Amsterdam. From there a direct train takes you in 1.5 hour to the centre of Eindhoven. Accurate travel information is available from the railway travel planner. (from: Schiphol Airport – to: Eindhoven)
From the centre of Eindhoven frequent buses 407 to the High Tech Campus.
Visiting both DMD and Medica
The world's leading medical trade fair Medica is taking place in Dusseldorf, less than 120 km away from Eindhoven. You can combine a visit of the DMD 2017 and Medica by traveling between Eindhoven and Dusseldorf. There are several options to do that:
- By bus: direct connection taking about 2 hours, several times a day, price in one direction is about € 10. Exact details can be found here (please enter the desired travel dates and times).
- By car: the distance of less than 120 km can be covered in about 1.5 hours.
- By train: 2 hours; trains leave every hour. For more details, please consult the NS and DB websites.
There are a number of excellent hotels in the centre of Eindhoven. All of them are in walking distance from the railways station / central bus stop. Convenient hotels are: The student hotel Eindhoven, Hampshire, Holiday Inn, Inntel Hotels Art, Queen Hotel, Crown Inn, Pullman, Park Plaza, NH Collection Eindhoven Centre. If you are traveling to Eindhoven by car you may find the “Van der Valk” hotel and the "Bastion" hotel ideally located near the high way and in the vicinity the High Tech Campus. Check out booking.com for the lowest prices and availability.
The DMD conference coincides with the popular Glow festival, so make sure to book your hotel well in advance!Booking.com