|Aula Conference Centre|
place Mekelweg 5 2628 CC Delft
phone +31 15 27 88022
BuildSys 2017 will be held in the Aula Conference Centre of Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. TU Delft is the largest and oldest Dutch public technological university in the Netherlands. The university was established in 1842 by King William II of the Netherlands as a Royal Academy, with the main purpose of training civil servants for the Dutch East Indies. The school rapidly expanded its research and education curriculum, becoming first a Polytechnic School in 1864, Institute of Technology in 1905, gaining full university rights, and finally changing its name to Delft University of Technology in 1986. Dutch Nobel laureates Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, and Simon van der Meer have been associated with TU Delft.
The Aula, opened in 1966, is a classical example of a structure built in Brutalist style. The Aula, which symbolically opens the Mekelpark, houses the main university restaurant and a store, as well as lecture halls, auditoria, and the congress centre.
Hotel InformationHotel Johannes Vermeer and Hotel de Koophandel have reserved blocks of rooms for the conference attendees. Reserve your hotel at the group rate for the conference by October 13, 2017.
- Single room: €109/night
- Double room: €129/night.
- Included in rate: breakfast buffet and wifi
- Additional charges: tax €2.90 per person / per night.
Hotel Johannes Vermeer
place Molslaan 18, 2611 RM Delft
phone +31 15 212 64 66
Hotel De Koophandel
place Beestenmarkt 30, 2611 GC Delft
phone +31 15 214 23 02
Other Hotels in Delft City Centre
Getting to Delft from Amsterdam (Schiphol) AirportDelft is about 47 km from Amsterdam (Schiphol) Airport, and is easily reachable by trains and cars.
Public TransportThe Schiphol Airport train station is located directly below the airport. It only takes a couple of minutes to walk from the arrival halls to Schiphol Plaza. From there, the escalators and lifts descend to the platform. Trains to Delft run throughout the clock with upto four trains every hour between 06.30 and 23.00. Direct trains run from Schiphol to Delft twice per hour during this period.
You can plan your train journey on ns.nl. Tickets can be bought
- at a counter in Schiphol Plaza (for a small service fee),
- in the ticket vending machines (accepts cash and credit cards) in the Plaza,
- online on ns.nl.
Taxi/UberTaxi stand is right outside Schiphol Plaza. Official taxis in the Netherlands are metered, and many drivers also speak English. More about taxis from Schiphol can be found here. Uber service is limited in the Netherlands, particularly in Delft.
CarThe car rental desks are in Schiphol Plaza. More about rental cars from Schiphol can be found here.
Getting to the Conference CentreThe Aula Conference Centre is also marked as Building 20 in the TU Delft campus.
WalkThe Aula congress centre is about 20 minutes walk (around 1.3 km) from the conference hotels through the beautiful city centre of Delft. Use this link to plan your walking route.
Public TransportThe following buses travel between Delft Central Station and the Aula on the TU Delft campus.
- Bus 69: get off at bus stop "TU Aula"
- Bus 40 : get off at bus stop "TU Aula"
- Bus 55: get off at bus stop "TU Aula"