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The congress venue in the city centre of Groningen

The congress venue is in the Academy Building and Harmonie Complex of the University of Groningen. All social events are in walking distance. Venue address: Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, 9712 CP Groningen, The Netherlands.

You will find the Registration Desk at the Entrance of the Academy Building, for collecting your badge and congress bag.

Nearby the Registration desk you will find the Helpdesk/Infopoint in room AB A7 ( 0007), for any questions about the congress and other practical information:

  • Onsite registrations and payment
  • Any special request or issue linked to registration or programme
  • Technical  Excursions
  • Wi-Fi and Congress App assistance
  • Tourist Info, restaurants, taxis, etc.
  • Post- Congress Tour and Hotels

Access for disabled people
The Academy Building has a special side-entrance with an elevator on the left-handside of the building. The Harmonie Complex is accessible for wheelchair users and has elevators as well as special toilets facilities.
Two parking spaces for disabled people are available at the Academy building parking lot and three at the Harmonie Complex. Please contact the reception upon arrival if you wish to make use of these spaces (Tel. +3150 363 5250 or +3150 363 5901). Reservations in advance cannot be made.


The University of Groningen is an internationally oriented university with 30,000 students. The University of Groningen was founded in 1614 and is one of the oldest universities of the Netherlands and its student population keeps the city vibrant. Groningen is recognised as a major Dutch educational centre and rooted in the number-one innovative, research-driven knowledge hub of the Northern Netherlands. Quality has been our top priority for over four hundred years, and with great success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 in several influential ranking lists. As a lively university city, Groningen has the youngest average population in the Netherlands. In September 2016 students have declared Groningen as the best and most attractive city in the Netherlands. According to the Eurobarometer Groningen ranks in the top of the cities in Europe where people are most satisfied and happy to live in. https://www.cityoftalent.nl/en/home