Conference Logistics 2016
Dear STR 2016 participant,
On behalf of the organizing committee, I am delighted to welcome you to The Hague for the 10th annual Society for Terrorism Research conference. Please see the STR 2016 Conference Information Package (PDF 4MB) we have prepared to be your guide during your stay in The Hague and to help you prepare for your visit to The Netherlands. Please note in particular the links to several hotels that offer discounted rates for conference participants.
The STR conference will take place from 7-8 November 2016 at the New Babylon Meeting Center. The venue is conveniently located right next to The Hague Central Station which is itself a half-hour direct connection from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Moreover, the venue is within easy walking distance of the city center, the Dutch parliament, some fantastic museums and a good selection of restaurants and bars. Be sure to take some time to explore the city that is at the heart of Dutch politics and home to many international organizations.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. The organizing committee and I look forward to seeing you in The Hague!
Bart Schuurman MA
Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA)
Transportation to the Venue
Flights will arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The most convenient and comfortable way to travel to The Hague is by train. The Schiphol train station is located directly underneath the arrivals hall (Schiphol Plaza); trains to The Hague Central Station depart every half hour. The travel time is 34 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at the yellow ticketing machines. The ticket machines are easy to operate, but it is useful to know that they come in two different varieties. If you have a public transportation pass (“OV-chipkaart”) you can use both ticket machines. To buy an individual ticket or a temporary OV-chipkaart, you need to go to a ticket machine with the blue sign and “NS” logo across the top. These machines can be found at all train stations. Additional transportation information can be found in the STR 2016 Conference Information Package (PDF 4MB).
STR 2016 will be held at the New Babylon Meeting Center. The venue is located in the heart of The Hague, right next to Central Train Station. With more than 20 rooms, a Mediterranean restaurant with fresh ingredients and a private garden, the New Babylon Meeting Center is the ideal location for the STR Conference. The New Babylon Meeting Center is located on the second floor of the shopping mall New Babylon. For more information on the venue, please visit the New Babylon Meeting Center website.
Anna van Buerenplein 29
2595 DA The Hague, The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)70 205 1200
Directions by Public Transport
When you arrive by train, please exit the Central Station of The Hague at the side of the city center. Directly on your right, you will find the New Babylon building. The Meeting Center is located on the second floor.
The STR conference committee has been able to agree on special rates for conference attendees with three hotels in The Hague. These are listed below. Please find a full list of hotels in The Hague here.
Hampshire Hotel – Babylon The Hague
Hampshire Hotel – Babylon The Hague is right next to The Hague Central Station. There are various facilities for guests, including free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, 24-hour reception, express check-out and 24-hour room service. Hampshire Hotel – Babylon The Hague is the most convenient location to stay during the STR Conference, which takes place in the New Babylon Meeting Centre. Via an internal access route, guests can reach the meeting centre within minutes. All the city’s places of interest, such as the Mauritshuis, Palace Noordeinde, Binnenhof, Panorama Mesdag and Madurodam are located close to the hotel.
2594 AC The Hague, The Netherlands
T: +31 70 381 4901
Make a reservation:
Want to make a reservation at the Hampshire Hotel – Babylon The Hague at a discounted rate? Please click here, and be sure you see Group Code “GRPUL” entered on the reservation page.
Parkhotel The Hague
Parkhotel Den Haag is situated in the middle of the “Hofkwartier” nearby the Great Church, adjacent to the Palace Gardens and Palace Noordeinde. Since the early 20th century, this hotel has been the perfect place for a successful meeting with business relations or a luxurious stay after a day of shopping. As soon as you step into Parkhotel Den Haag, you will experience a surprising oasis of calm.
2513BJ The Hague
T: +31 703624371
Make a reservation:
Want to make a reservation at the Parkhotel at a discounted rate? Please click here and use reference code “57408 – Leiden University”, for the discount.
Holiday Inn Express The Hague – Parliament
Holiday Inn Express The Hague – Parliament is a 10-minute walk from Central Station. With the parliament buildings and famous Mauritshuis art museum only steps away, the hotel welcomes you to the seat of Dutch government and home of many Dutch master paintings.
Lange Houtstraat 5
2511 CV The Hague
T: +31 800 556 5565
Make a reservation:
Want to make a reservation at the Holiday-Inn Express The Hague – Parliament at a discounted rate? Please click here.
For additional Conference Logistics and Information please see the STR 2016 Conference Information Package (PDF 4MB).